France v Croatia Betting Odds Comparison

Sunday, 15/07/2018, Time: 17:00

France v Croatia – France Set to Peak

It all started with a thumping win for the hosts back in mid-June. That 5-0 win set the tone for what has been a remarkable and hugely enjoyable World Cup. There have been 62 more games since then, including the third place play-off and 32 teams have been whittled down to just two. France and Croatia meet in Moscow with the chance to make history and it should be a cracking contest.

Croatia have come through what was undeniably the easier half of the draw. Their most impressive performance was a 3-0 dismantling of Argentina, whilst they were also very good in the second period of the semi against England. They have now gone to extra time three games in a row and that is sure to have taken its toll. If you fancy they will once more be level after 90 minutes the draw is widely available at best betting odds of 23/10.

It is France, though, who are the favourites, priced at 10/11 to win in 90 minutes and just 7/15 to lift the World Cup. France won Group C with ease despite playing poorly in all three games. They got better against Argentina before a professional and solid performance against Uruguay. They probably produced their best football last time out against Belgium though. They won 1-0 and it was a game that could have gone either way but every single French player needed to be at their best to see off brilliant Belgium.

We think Didier Deschamps’ men will improve yet again and so our tip here is simple: back France to win in 90 minutes. The balance the French side has is superb and they are by far the best side defensively at the tournament. With Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann at the other end we see them winning this 1-0 or 2-0.

Betting Tip: France to Win

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