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Prediction: Russia vs Croatia

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, World Cup 31 Aug 2021

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Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 5/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Russia and Croatia will face each other in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H this week. The match will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and is scheduled to kick off at 7:45pm UK time on Wednesday.

Russia

Russia have done well in the World Cup qualification campaign so far. They have picked up six points from their opening three games and are level on points with leaders Croatia.

Valeri Karpin’s side kicked off their campaign with a 3-1 away win against Malta and then beat Slovenia 2-1 at home. However, in their last game, Russia lost 2-1 to Slovakia.

Team News:

Fyodor Smolov will start upfront for Russia.

Croatia

Croatia are at the top of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group H at the moment. They have collected six points from their opening three matches.

Zlatko Dalic’s side lost their opening game of the campaign 1-0 to Slovenia, but they bounced back with a 1-0 victory over Cyprus. Croatia then beat Malta 3-0 at home.

Team News:

Nikola Vlasic will start for Croatia.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Russia have lost three of their six competitive matches.
  • Croatia have lost three of their six competitive matches.
  • Russia have won two of their six competitive games.
  • Croatia have won one of their last six competitive games.

Conclusion

Both Russia and Croatia are good teams, and it is likely that this game will end in a draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 5/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

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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