Croatia vs Brazil betting tips are very in demand among punters ahead of another WC stage. We open our betting guide to this World Cup quarter-finals with our Croatia vs Brazil betting picks including under/over predictions and correct score tips. In this fixture, we will see the clash of Croatia’s strong willingness and tactical awareness with Brazil’s finesse and lethal football quality. It’s not surprising these teams reach this stage of the tournament, but who will take another step toward the final? Leading bookies, including Bet365, Pinnacle, and 1XBET, set Canarinhos as favourites available at below 1.40 in the most recent Croatia vs Brazil odds.
Croatia vs Brazil Match Information
Croatia vs Brazil
9 December 2022
6 pm local time
Education City Stadium
Michael Oliver (England)
But we don’t expect this match to be a mere piece of cake for Brazil. From all football outsiders, Croatia is the most unpleasant opponent that can take the wind out of any team’s sails. We’re sure it’ll be an exciting match, possibly going into extra time or even penalties, so read our guide Croatia vs Brazil betting and reveal the best picks and predictions ahead of this match. And if you’re wondering where to find the highest odds, you can find the answer below.
Watching Croatia against Japan in the Round of 16 brought an immediate resemblance to the Croatians’ performance four years ago in Russia. In that World Cup, they reached the final by playing extra time (sometimes including penalty shoot-outs, too) in every knockout-stage game. This time, Croatia also struggled a little bit versus Japan, losing 0-1 at half-time. However, after boring extra 30 minutes, they took penalties better and won; mainly thanks to their goalkeeper, Dominik Livakovic, who saved three out of four penalties taken by Japanese players.
It will be a different game than against anyone we have played so far, because Brazil likes to play football. If we are looking at it realistically, Brazil is the best team at the tournament. They have a great choice of players, a great squad – it's scary – so it's a great test for us. - Zlatko Dalic ahead of the match against Brazil, Eurosport
On the contrary, Brazil picked a smooth and easy victory over South Korea. Many had seen the Asian team as a dark horse who could cause Canarinhos some trouble. However, the five-time world champions left no doubts, and they entered the quarter-finals, having defeated South Korea 4-1, scoring all four goals in the first half. Vinicius, Neymar, Richarlison, and Paqueta each hit the back of the net once, proving they’re in great form in Qatar.
Although Croatia will be a more difficult challenge, and it won’t be easy to break the defensive line, fans and experts still can’t imagine a different scenario than Brazil confidently winning and reaching the top four. We’ll see if that’s an accurate Croatia vs Brazil betting prediction on December 9 at 6 pm in a fixture that will take place at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan. And the winner will play against Netherlands or Argentina in the semi-final - if you want to reveal the best predictions ahead of the quarter-final clash between Oranje and Albicelestes, we already covered that game in the related JohnnyBet World Cup preview.
1.1 Croatia vs Brazil Team News
Luckily for both teams, there are no suspended players in Brazil and Croatia ahead of this match. But both sides have some concerns regarding injuries. For the rest of the tournament, Canarinhos must play without Gabriel Jesus, Alex Sandro, and Alex Telles, as they all are dealing with injuries. That makes a huge gap in the left-back position, since Danilo has recently recovered from a minor knock. Croatia has the same headache as Borna Sosa and Josip Stanisic, suffering from health problems. Have that in mind while choosing Croatia vs Brazil betting picks.
If we were to determine the result of this quarter-final on the basis of the previous meeting between Croatia and Brazil, the winner would be easy to pick. Out of the four matches, Canarinhos won three and noted one draw. Most notably, Brazil defeated Croatia in the group stages of the World Cup tournaments in 2006 and 2014. Recently, these two sides met in 2018 and the South Americans won 2-0 in a friendly game before the WC in Russia.
Croatia vs Brazil World Cup Record
0-0 vs Morocco [D]
2-0 vs Serbia [W]
4-1 vs Canada [W]
1-0 vs Switzerland [W]
0-0 vs Belgium [D]
0-1 vs Cameroon [L]
1-1 vs Japan [D]*
Round of 16
4-1 vs South Korea [W]
* - Croatia won after the penalty shoot-out.
1.3 Croatia vs Brazil Predicted Lineups
We don't expect much to change in Croatia's usual XI. Borna Sosa will probably be fit again and ready to replace Borna Barisic as the left-back in the starting lineup, while Josip Stanisic will likely miss the quarter-final fixture due to his muscle injury. The other dilemma for Dalic is up front where Boris Petkovic, Marko Livaja, and Ante Budimir are fighting for the spot. Otherwise, you can safely expect the same starting XI as in the previous game against Japan.
In Brazil, the injuries of Alex Sandro and Alex Telles will force Tite to put Danilo as the left-back again. Consequently, Eder Militao should continue as the right-back with Thiago Silva and Marquinhos in the middle. In the midfield and in the offence, we expect no changes with Casemiro and Paqueta guarding behind Raphinha, Neymar, and Vinicius's backs.
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What are the current Croatia vs Brazil winner betting odds? Bet365, 1XBET, Pinnacle, and other leading online bookmakers agree that Brazil is a clear favourite to win. You can get a low price of just below 1.40 for them to win. Higher Croatia vs Brazil final score odds are available for a draw, and the Croatians, set at 4.50 and 9.00, respectively. The big difference in Croatia vs Brazil betting lines is also visible on the market for the team who will qualify for the semi-finals, with Brazil available at below 1.20 and Croatia at 5.00.
Croatia vs Brazil - Total Number of Goals - Best odds
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2.1 Croatia vs Brazil Correct Score Odds
Our advice is to go to Bet365 and take advantage of the most generous Croatia vs Brazil correct score betting odds. As you can see in our predictions below, Brazil winning with a clean sheet is a very probable result. Thus, you can follow the current odds and bet on Canarinhos to win 1-0, 2-0, or 3-0, as you won’t get less than 7.00 for any of these final scores. And if you believe in Croatia taking it to extra time again, a 1-1 draw is also on tempting offer with Croatia vs Brazil score betting odds.
It’s time to share our Croatia vs Brazil betting tips. Let’s talk about goals first. On paper, once you know the quality of players in these teams, you can expect to see many goals. But in Qatar, both Brazil and Croatia have scored more than two goals only once in four games. Despite the stake of this fixture and the Croatians’ masterclass in low draws in the World Cup knockout stages, our Croatia vs Brazil betting prediction is still over 2.5 goals scored.We have a similar prediction ahead of the quarter-final match between England and France, so make sure to read the related article and bet on that thrilling World Cup fixture with JohnnyBet.
Continuing with the most secure Croatia vs Brazil predictions, we can analyse the both-teams-to-score market. If Croatia is to reach extra time, it will most probably be after a goalless draw. And if Brazil is to win in standard time, they will lock up access to their goal. Therefore, our next Croatia vs Brazil sure prediction is to avoid the BTTS market and focus on enhancing Brazil’s win by adding a clean sheet. Alternatively, you can bet on Neymar or Vinicius to score, as this is our other good Croatia vs Brazil betting pick.
What about the Croatia vs Brazil correct score prediction? We all remember Croatia’s success four years ago, and we know they can achieve great things, especially against strong opponents. However, we admire Brazil’s current football quality enough to believe in their win. Therefore, our Croatia vs Brazil final score prediction is either 2-0 or 3-0 for Canarinhos.
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4.1 ⚽ What is the Croatia vs Brazil date and venue?
Croatia and Brazil will meet in the first World Cup quarter-final on December 9 at 6 pm local time. Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan will host this fixture.
4.2 ⚽ Has Croatia ever won against Brazil?
No. Croatia didn’t win any of its previous four meetings with Brazil, drawing once and suffering three losses, of which two were in the group stages of World Cup tournaments.
4.3 ⚽ What are the best Croatia vs Brazil winner odds?
Top online bookmakers such as Bet365 and Pinnacle see Brazil as a clear favourite to win and enter the semi-finals. Canarinhos are available at around 1.40 to win, while you can bet on Croatia at over 8.50.
4.4 ⚽ What is the safest Croatia vs Brazil match prediction?
If we were to pick only one from our Croatia vs Brazil betting tips, we would choose either over 2.5 goals scored or Brazil to win with a clean sheet.