Russia vs Croatia prediction: Russia and Croatia have had a rematch since the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup, this time in the fourth round of Group H qualifying for 2022. Together with 6 points and sharing 2 leading positions, both are not allowed to go empty-handed before a direct competitor, so caution is expected.
- Match date: 06:45 p.m – 2021/09/01
- Event: World Cup Qual. UEFA
- Stage: Matchday 3rd
RUSSIA VS CROATIA PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Russia is expected to repeat the feat in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup, but the defeat in the last Euro campaign is a slap on the ambition of the team. The squad does not have many stars but the gameplay is quite solid under Cherchesov. Won the first 2/3 of the matches, scored 6 goals and conceded 4 times. In addition to the defeat at Slovakia, Russia only conceded 2 goals. However, the recent performance of the strikers is quite disappointing, in the last 5 matches Russia has only 4 goals and no match has scored more than 1 goal. Welcoming the highest-rated Croatia in the table, Russia will give maximum priority to the defensive front and aim for the point.
Croatia reached the last 1/8 Euro, but have to admit their performance is not convincing. Still relying on veterans like Modric or Perisic, Croatian football has not found a worthy successor and is showing signs of going down. It is very evident in the 1-1 draws with the Czech Republic, Armenia, or the 0-1 defeat against Slovenia in the first round of the WC qualifiers. The slow attack only had 4 goals after 3 matches but Croatia’s defense played firmly, only conceding 1 goal and keeping a clean sheet in 2/3 matches. With a tense situation in Group H, Croatia must be very careful because one more defeat can deprive themselves of the right to self-determination.
The gameplay is quite similar with the two having to plan for the next stage, it is difficult to hope for an open game. 3/4 previous confrontations ended with faint results, the last 6/9 matches of Croatia also have similar statistics.
Select: Under 2.25 FT.
The two teams proved to be equally talented in both tradition and force relationships. Three official confrontations were undefeated. Although Croatia is slightly better with a good record at the Euro, Russia also has the courage to play at home.
Croatia’s recent form is not very impressive with 3 wins after 10 matches, all against weak opponents such as Malta and Cyprus. The performance in the first 3 matches of the two teams is not much different, with 2 victories and 6 points showing the balance of this pair. With the same goal with points and in a decisive match like this, a draw is a reliable choice.
Select: Russia FT.
The European odds rate does not underestimate the possibility that the two teams can’t win or lose. The statistics show that the balance and calculation make the game easy to fall into a stalemate. A tied result can satisfy both and maintain their position in the leading group.
Select: Draw FT.
Russia vs Croatia Prediction: Russia 1-1 Croatia FT (0-0 H1).
Russia: Shunin, Kudryashov, Karavaev, Ozdoev, Semenov, Djikia, Zobnin, Golovin, Miranchuk, Kuzyaev, Dzyuba.
Croatia: Livakovic, Vida, Barisic, Modric, Vrsaljko, Caleta Car, Perisic, Vlasic, Brekalo, Brozovic, Kramaric.
The above is information about the prediction in the 3rd match of World Cup Qual. UEFA between Russia vs Croatia on 2021/09/01 of the CMD368 bookie.