Place: Russia. Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Nizhny Novgorod.
Date: on the 1st of July 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 – playoffs – 1/8 finals
The Blazers have very confidently acted in frames of the group stage of the World Cup thanks to what Croatia has won first place and has scored maximum points. Croatia has performed at a group stage as very organized, skilled team which perfectly knows what it must do on the football field. Croatia during an opening match has won over Nigeria (2:0) without any problems, then has sensationally destroyed Argentina (3:0) and has finally won over Iceland (1:2). All waited that in a final match Croatia will play carelessly, but the team has confirmed its professionalism on the football field.
Leaders of Croatian national team are its most star football players: Modrić, Rakitić, Subašić and others. Modrić is the most productive team player as for now – 2 goals in 3 matches. Also, fans were pleased with the game of many reserve players in a match against Iceland: Pivarić, Pjaca and Badelj.
Denmark has demonstrated very strong tournament. This team has to thank in addition France which rested on the field during the final match of a group stage under deafening whistle of fans (0:0). Despite this fact, Denmark was good and has managed to spend all three matches without defeats. In a starting game Denmark has managed to overplay Peru (0:1) then has tied with Australia (1:1) and France (0:0).
The only goal on the tournament for Denmark was scored by Christian Eriksen, the main creator of progress of the national team of Denmark recently. Also, it should be noted the reliable defense of Denmark where the goalkeeper K. Schmeichel and the central defenders are playing: Kjær, Christensen and Zanka. Åge Hareide’s team has already achieved cool result in the World Cup 2018 and further progress on a tournament grid will be closer to pleasant surprise than to the expected outcome.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Croatia vs Denmark
Bookmakers prefer in this match Croatia, having estimated the victory of the Blazers at 1.8. The draw is estimated at 3.8, and the victory of Denmark at 5.52. Such prediction seems to be quite natural, bearing in mind the results of these national teams at a group stage of the tournament. Total betting has such quotations from bookmakers: total over 2.5 for 2.59 and total under 2.5 for 1.59.
The match Croatia vs Denmark is a match of two strong and ambitious European national teams which looks very strong at 1/8 finals. Though in this match there is an obvious favorite – Croatia. This team hasn’t experienced any defeat yet.