World Cup 2022 of the year will enter the main orbit in the 3rd round of the group stage, when the decisive matches take place. The World Cup prediction for the match between Croatia and Belgium will be in favor of the bronze medalist of the last FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Leaders in the Croatian national team
The finalists of the last World Cup became 4 years older, and there were no new leaders in the team. After the most successful tournament in history, Subašić, Mandžukić and other leaders left the national team, while Modric and Perisic did not become younger and fresher. Yes, there is Vlašić, Pasalic and Guardiol, but for now, the main work still lies with Modric, Brozovic and Lovren. The Dalic team is going to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in the status of a “dark horse” without any special claims to high places.
Leaders in the Belgian national team
The best players in the bronze medalists of the last world championship also did not become younger. For the golden generation of Belgians, the World Cup in Qatar is the last chance to reach the final. The team of Roberto Martinez has problems in defense, because so far there have been no replacements for the eternal Alderweireld and Vertonghen. However, the presence of de Bruyne, Courtois, Tielemans and Azarov allows the Belgians to count on a lot. It is not known whether Lukaku will have time to recover, but the less eminent Origi and Batshuayi may come out on top. In general, the Belgians show powerful football, most of the players are going to their last World Cup, they are charged.
Croatia - Belgium head-to-head and past matches
As part of the Fifa World Cup, both teams did not play, however, they overlapped in the qualifiers. The Croatians have not been able to beat the Belgians in the last 3 matches. First, they drew 1:1 in the 2014 World Cup qualification and lost 1:2, and then lost 0:1 in a friendly match in 2021 with a goal from Lukaku.
Prediction for match Croatia - Belgium
Forecast for the World Cup in the confrontation between de Bruyne and Modric will not be in favor of the owner of the Golden Ball. Yes, the Croats have bright performers in the center: the Brozovic-Modric-Kovačić trio can still do a lot. However, in the attack there are no strong players who can solve alone. In Belgium, the presence of Lukaku and several of his replacements looks more solid. In defense, Belgium looks no better than the Croats, even despite the experience, but Croatia has less creativity ahead - this will be a decisive factor.
- Belgian victory by 1.9
- FTB 2 more (1.5) for 2.2
Alternative bet: Total shots on goal. There is no line yet, but it is quite possible to bet on TB shots in the region of 20-23, teams like to hit from different positions.
Croatia - Belgium match odds
|Croatian victory||Draw||Belgian victory|