World Cup 2022 has already crossed the equator and Qatar meets us with the first match in 1/4 - Brazil - Croatia. The Brazilians in their match easily dealt with the South Korean team. Even despite the fact that in the group stage they scored one goal in each match, in the 1/8 they were simply unstoppable. The Croatian national team had a rather combative meeting with Japan, which hardly anyone expected in the playoffs.
It will be interesting to see the meeting of the collected and disciplined Croatia and dancing Brazil. Who will be able to get to the semi-finals, let’s try to make a prediction for the World Cup, or rather for the first match 1/4.
How was the 1/8 match for Brazil
The results of matches in such stages are often stunning. But hardly anyone seriously believed that South Korea would be able to resist the clear favorite - Brazil. The match began with a quick goal from the Brazilians, as if the championship began for them in a new way. The Korean national team occasionally responded with long-range shots, and only at the end of the match did they manage to realize one of them. The meeting ended with the victory of the Brazilians with a score of 4-1 and they confidently go to the quarterfinals.
Croatia - Japan: how did the Croats manage to snatch victory in the first stage of the playoffs?
At the World Cup 2022 matches for the Croatian national team, it has always been quite difficult and the 1/8 match against Japan was no exception. The confrontation for the Croats began with a missed goal and they had to recoup. The Japanese national team defended quite well, but nevertheless, the “checkers” did not just end up in the playoffs. The match ended 1-1 and Croatia was able to snatch a chance to continue the fight for the World Cup in the penalty shoot-out with a score of 1-3.
Croatia - Brazil: prediction of the first match of 1/4 World Cup in Qatar
What can you expect from these teams in 1/4? Of course, the Brazilian national team is a clear favorite in this match, because these are not the Croats who played in the final of the last World Cup. The Brazilians must win this meeting and go further for the main trophy.
The outcomes that can be taken for this match are as follows:
both will score: the Brazilians often forget about defense in their courage, and the Croatian national team will clearly not mind taking advantage of this opportunity. The first matches showed that the “checkers” are able to realize their chances even in the most difficult confrontations.
more goals: judging by the last match of the Brazilian national team against South Korea, the “chosen ones” felt the taste of goals in a new way. They are obliged to make the score devastating and delight the audience with their burning Brazilian dances.
|Both teams to score - Yes||2.16|
|Total Goals - 3B||2.40|
Main odds for the match Brazil - Croatia
|Brazil win||Draw||Croatian victory|