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Prediction: Croatia vs Russia

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, World Cup 10 Nov 2021

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Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

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Croatia and Russia will face each other in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H this week. The match will be held at Stadion Poljud in Split and is scheduled to kick off at 2pm UK time on Sunday.

Croatia

Croatia are second in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H at the moment with 17 points from eight matches. Zlatko Dalic’s side are two points behind leaders Russia.

Before the game against Russia, Croatia will take on Malta and are expected to win with ease. That will set them up nicely for the big game against Russia.

Team News:

Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Perisic are set to start.

Russia

Russia are at the top of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H at the moment with 19 points from eight matches. Valeri Karpin’s side are two points clear of second-placed Croatia and are in pole position to qualify directly for the finals.

Karpin’s side will take on Cyprus before the match against Croatia and are expected to pick up all three points from it. That will make sure that they have destiny in their own hands when they take on Croatia.

Team News:

Anton Zabolotny could start for Russia.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Russia have scored 13 goals in 8 World Cup qualifiers.
  • Croatia have scored 13 goals in 8 World Cup qualifiers.
  • Russia have conceded 5 goals in 8 World Cup qualifiers.
  • Croatia have conceded 3 goals in 8 World Cup qualifiers.

Conclusion

Both Russia and Croatia have strong teams and could cancel each other out. A draw is the most likely outcome in this game.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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