Croatia head into an encounter against Canada this coming Sunday. Played out at Khalifa International Stadium, this is their second of three outings in the group stage at the World Cup. Following the first round of the World Cup group stage, Croatia are number two on one point, while Canada have zero points as number four. Canada take on Croatia as number 41, whereas the home side sit as number 12 in the FIFA world ranking.
Croatia are expected by the Maryland sports betting sites to at least challenge for first place in their group. They would be disappointed to end the tournament after only three matches. Canada arrive at the World Cup with mischief on their mind, but seeing them get beyond the group would indeed raise some eyebrows.
Croatia vs Canada Match predictions
Croatia vs Canada Betting Picks
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments Croatia won six times, drew three and lost one time. Canada claimed four wins, drew one time and lost five in their last 10 games across all tournaments. Croatia are without defeat in 7 matches on the spin.
Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Croatia’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that Canada played across all tournaments. They scored 1.5 times on average in the process.
Croatia scored first in six of their last ten home games. Canada scored the opening goal in four of a possible ten games. Of the previous 10 outings, Croatia scored the opening goal six times, whereas their opponents were first on target in four of their last 10 games.
Croatia vs Canada Stats
- Croatia have not lost 17 of the last 19 matches
- Croatia have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
- In 9 of the last 10 Croatia matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Croatia have won the last 5 matches in a row
- Croatia have won 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- In 4 of the last 5 Canada matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Canada have scored in 5 of the last 6 matches
- Canada have conceded in the last 3 matches in a row
- Canada have not lost 3 of the last 4 matches
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Croatia look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 1-3 and 0-1 against Austria and Saudi Arabia respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Morocco, who claimed a point in a 0-0 draw. Croatia were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing three of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings. Croatia only average a modest 1.2 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 12 goals. They also conceded eight for an average of 0.8 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring four times.
In their previous three encounters, Canada lost 2-0 against Uruguay, won 1-2 against Japan and lost 1-0 against Belgium. Canada claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in five of the games in this run. Canada hit the target 15 times in the last ten outings, which creates an average of 1.5 goals goals a game. They conceded one goal per match for a total of ten against, while claiming a clean sheet three times as well.
Croatia enter their next assignment in the World Cup hoping to justify their status as slight favourites against Canada. The latter could turn out to be a potential banana skin though, and the former will know how to tread carefully. Canada came up empty-handed in their group opener in the World Cup, going down 1-0 in the end against Belgium. They need a reply and need it fast.