France – Croatia : Preview & Prediction
Here we are finally, the grand finale of this 2018 World Cup will be played Sunday, on the lawn of the Luzhniki stadium! The program of course, our formidable Team France, against Croatia Luka Modric. Some rough drafts during the group stage (Australia, Peru, Denmark), the men of Didier Deschamps then performed to win their place in this final meeting of the World Cup 2018. After Argentina, after a crazy match in Round of 16 (4-3), Benjamin Pavard and company then released the Uruguayans Oscar Tabarez, in a controlled match from start to finish (2-0). Subsequently, it was necessary to eliminate the friends and neighbors of Belgium, thanks to a solid and effective performance (1-0). Realistic, beefy behind and able to count on men in the shape of Hugo Lloris, Kylian Mbappé or Ngolo Kanté, the group France appears as the most complicated to maneuver of this Russian competition, auguring good things for the match Sunday.
A match in which it will be necessary to face Croatia, nation among the strongest of this tournament. Positioned in a fairly homogeneous group in the first round (Argentina, Iceland, Nigeria), the team at Damier ironically realized the reverse course of the one of the Blues. First extraordinary in the group stage (3 wins), Zlatko Dalic’s men then struggled to confirm in the knockout matches, moving to the TAB against Denmark in the eighth, the same against Russia in quarterfinals. final. The rest we know, Mandzukic and others then overcame England in extra time in the semifinal, reversing the situation in a match yet mastered English side (2-1). Whatever, the goal is there and the teammates of Luka Modric will play the first final of a World Cup in their history.
The 2018 World Cup Final will therefore feature two strong selections, playing ball and defending. Before the kickoff, small advantage to the Blues all the same, including a physical point of view. Having played no extra time, unlike the Croats who played three, the Blues should be cooler on the lawn Loujniki. So, of course, the freshness of the body will not do everything in this great match, but over the minutes it could well have its importance on the final scenario. So, are the French ready to capsize a whole people of joy? That’s all we want!
Croatia has not won any of their last three games in regulation time (Denmark, Russia, England).
An aspect that has made the Croatians play more than 90 minutes longer than the French. Either an entire match.
The France team remains on three solid victories against Argentina (4-3) and especially Uruguay (2-0) then Belgium (1-0).
Lloris, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Pavard … the defense of the Blues seems largely capable of containing the assaults of the exhausted Croats.
Kylian Mbappé, sparkling for three games, seems to fit him to take the best on Strinic (or Pivaric) on his right wing. What create situations.
The France team has learned the lesson of the final lost at Euro 2016: Wait for great Blues on the lawn of Moscow!
Croatia plays its first final of a big competition. Pressure can really play tricks on Balkan men.
In this grand final of the 2018 World Cup, our experts clearly see the Blues capable of lifting the trophy after 90 minutes of play. The Croats are physically weakened, and largely less experienced in this kind of international final. Even in the club, men like Subasic, Vida, Strinic, Rebic, Brozovic and Perisic have never played in the UEFA Champions League or Europa League final. Add to that the sparkling form of Mbappé, Kanté, Lloris or Pogba, and you get a team from France largely able to get their second star Sunday. We believe it hard, the Blues will win on the lawn Loujniki!
France – Croatia : Betting Tips
Croatia – Win Odds: 4.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70