Croatia didn’t garner much attention at the start of play at Russia. Argentina was the betting the World Cup pick for Group D. Croatia lacks the Argentine history. Not to mention Argentina mega star Lionel Messi. But when the two met it was the Croats that established unmistakable dominance. And catapulted them to the Group D title. Denmark did what they had to do in Group C. The entire foursome was uninspired save for Peru. Consequently, the Danes are not a team loaded with star talent. But few squads play better together. Now, Denmark meets Croatia in a clash of styles.
2018 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs. Denmark
Date and Time: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 2 p.n. ET
Location: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny, Novgorod
World Cup Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Denmark||+½ (+101)||2 (-101)|
|Croatia||-½ (-116)||2 (-114)|
Croatia vs. Denmark 2018 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage: FOX
Denmark so Far
Denmark’s best match was their opener against Peru. The Danes had difficulty with Peru’s distinctive style. The short passing game is unique. And difficult to defend in fact. Yussuf Poulsen got the lone goal of the match. So the Red and White escaped. Despite being outplayed. The second match for Denmark was a disappointment. A 1-1 draw against Australia is not a championship endorsement. Great Dane star Christian Eriksen got the only Red and White goal.
Disgraced Final Group Stage for Denmark
Denmark’s final group stage match was a disgrace overall. It was not a Betting the World Cup loss. Instead it was a scoreless draw snooze fest with France. Indeed, both teams knew that they qualified. And played it like a friendly. Fans deserved a refund in fact. But Denmark is in the Round of 16. It’s their first knockout round appearance since 2002.
Croatia So Far
Unlike the Red and White this tournament has seen Croatia play inspired football. The Blazers have electrified punters with sportsbook success. Croatia was the dominant blowout winner of Group D. And it was not an accident. They established immediate control with a 2-0 win over Nigeria in the opener. Luka Modric scored to set the tone for what’s been a personal triumph. But the best was yet to come.
Croatia Fans are inspired
Croatia served notice to the world in their second match. The Blazers took apart Argentina 3-0. Modric was dominant and he scored a goal. But was also the focal point of the match. Argentina marquee man Lionel Messi was rendered helpless in fact. It was a win for the ages. In their third match the Croats prevailed 2-1 over Iceland. Kivan Perisic scored the game winner near the end of time. Croatia completed a perfect Group D championship in fact.
All eyes on the Croats
Nobody is ignoring Croatia now. To begin with, Modric is established as one of the elite players in the tournament. Nobody has a deeper or better midfield than the Blazers. The way that they took apart Argentina was awe inspiring. And indicative of Croatia’s true championship ability. Denmark has been comparatively dull. Their group stage performance inspired nobody. In sum, they have gamblers looking elsewhere.
Matchup to Watch
It is hard to believe Croatia will lose steam here. Their midfield is the Betting the World Cup matchup difference. Denmark has not played up to the Blazers level. Modric will be the top player on the pitch without a doubt.
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