Tuesday, July 17, 2018

England 11/8 to beat Croatia in Wednesdays World Cup semi-final

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, World Cup 10 Jul 2018

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Competition: World Cup

Market: England win

Odds: 11/8 @ Bet 365

Gareth Southgate’s England side are now just two games away from glory as they take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals following a superb run in Russia.

Starting with Croatia, Zlatko Dalić’s side after coming through yet another grueling penalty shootout against World Cup hosts Russia last week, The Blazers have now been taken to spot kicks in their last two outings and many believe that fatigue has begun to set in. While we do believe Dalic’s side will come up short on Wednesday night, England will need to be wary of Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic, the former Bayern man has been directly involved of four of Croatia’s goals at this summers finals.

As for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions, although they still remain the least experienced side in the tournament, England have only grown stronger and find their confidence at an all-time high after booking their spot in the semi-finals for the first time since 1990. Coming off the back of a dominant 2-0 win over Sweden, Southgate’s side will be looking to carry on their fearsome reputation from set pieces. Along with Tottenham striker Harry Kane leading the tournaments goalscoring charts with six so far, 11 of England’s goals at the 2018 World Cup have been scored via set-pieces – since 1966, the only team to equal that number in a single World Cup tournament are Portugal in 1966 (also eight goals).

Bet: England to beat Croatia in Wednesdays World Cup semi-final 11/8 @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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