Croatia and Canada will meet in the 2nd round of the World Cup group stage. We will see if Croatia has the recipe for victory after the first round and the draw with Morocco. Canada is playing interesting football, and the goal is to advance to the round of 16.
November 27th, 2022 – 17:00
Croatia vs Canada Betting Tips & Predictions
Draw @ 3.60
BTTS Yes @ 1.95
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.00
Reason for Croatia vs Canada Predictions
Croatia had created the surprise by climbing to the final of the Russian World Cup in 2018 before falling against the Blues. Since then, this team has noticeably aged, like its captain Luka Modric, who will probably play his last World Cup, but he is still capable of claiming a good place. Qualified without problem by taking the lead of their group ahead of Russia, the Vatreni then finished top of their Nations League group ahead of Denmark and France and qualified for the Final 4. During the World Cup qualification, Croatia didn’t have many problems and confidently won their group, having been better than Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus, and Malta. Since gaining independence in 1991, the Croatians missed only one World Cup tournament, having won two medals in their five appearances – a bronze one in 1998 and a silver one in 2018. Nikola Vlasic shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Ivan Perisic is a guy who causes a lot of problems for the opponent on the left side. He is fast and unstoppable in a one-on-one game. Domagoj Vida, who shook off a muscle injury and earned his 100th match against Saudi Arabia in a friendly before the World Cup, will not play either.
It probably sounds strange considering the size of the country, but this will be only the second time that we will see Canada play at the World Cup, with their previous appearance being all the way back in 1986. Obviously, the team can already be pleased by reaching this stage, but they will certainly try to achieve more. In terms of squad quality, we doubt that an average football fan will know many names from Canada’s team. Clearly, the young back Alphonso Davies is the biggest name since he is a member of Bayern Munich, and he already won the Champions League with them despite only being 21 years of age. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup. The manager has been fielding Alphonso Davies as a conventional winger, as opposed to his standard full-back position – and this is expected to continue for the match at the Khalifa.
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams.