Argentina Vs Croatia – Predictions And Match Preview
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Argentina vs Croatia – By beating the Netherlands on penalties, Argentina made it to the World Cup semifinals for the sixth time in the history of the tournament.
They haven’t dropped a game up to this point; therefore, they’re looking to advance to the championship final and win the trophy for the first time since 1986.
Argentina remain the tournament’s hot favourite despite Brazil’s unexpected elimination. The Argentina team, though, has once again invited difficulty into the knockout rounds, so all is not well.
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When Australia was ahead 2-0 in the round of 16, they came close to ruining Messi’s night. But the Netherlands, who had a better offensive third, made them pay for the same mistake and sent the game into overtime, where a penalty shootout could have happened.
Thanks to Emiliano Martinez’s saves and successful penalty kicks, they were able to stay in the game. Anyhow, as his squad is ready to face a well-known foe like Croatia, Lionel Scaloni’s tactical plan must include good game management.
Croatia just proved everyone wrong by eliminating championship favourite Brazil from the competition. This may be Selecao’s fault because they pushed players forward in the waning seconds of extra time, opening up the defense and giving the Croatians one final opportunity to score the equalizer.
Dominik Livakovic once again stole the show in the penalty shootout by stopping Rodrigo, a teenage Real Madrid player, on his first attempt.
After beating England, Russia, and Denmark in the 2018 competition, the Croats know how to win on penalties.
The main difference is that Dominik Livakovic, who took over for the more experienced Danijel Subasic, did the hard work between the posts.
Argentina vs Croatia – Betting Analysis
In the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Croatia defeated Argentina 3-0. All three goals were scored in the second half, with Luka Modric, Ante Rebic, and Ivan Rakitic all contributing to the score.
The first time the two teams played each other was at the 1998 World Cup, which was Croatia’s first time there as an independent country. The goal that won the game for Argentina was scored by a defender named Mauricio Pineda.
Although bookmakers have made Argentina the favourite to win this game, it’s possible that anyone can win at this point. The Albiceleste also struggled mightily in the knockout games.
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On the other side, Croatia have experience dealing with this kind of resistance, and their tenacity is admirable.
So, a draw is the best bet for the World Cup 2022 Semifinal between Argentina and Croatia.
Due to Croatia’s struggles in the last third and their lower number of goals allowed during the competition, under 2.5 goals full-time is the safe choice.
Argentina vs Croatia: Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
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