Croatia vs England Preview:

England’s dream of bringing football back to their home is just two steps away but these two steps would be the hardest ones they are going to face. Croatia may not have a star talisman like Harry Kane up front but they do have the potential to tear down any defense with their innumerable attacks starting from the midfield. This is the second world cup semi final appearance for Croatia, since 1998 when they played in this tournament for the first time. Croatia has showed some great football at the starting of this tournament and they would want to repeat the same against The Three Lions. But their defense had not been up to the mark lately and that could be a very big concern for them.

England on the other hand would be looking at all the facts and techniques that could help them win their second world cup trophy since 1966. In 1966, England scored 11 goals in the world cup and in this world cup they have already scored 11 goals and given they would play one more match if they can win this one which would only give them the opportunity to set a new record in this world cup. England’s defense had been really tight in their last couple of games in the knockout phases and they would want to keep it that way in this game as well.

The clash is to be held at Luzhniki Stadium in Luzhniki from 1900 hours Local Time on Wednesday.

 

Croatia vs England Betting Odds:

According to Bet365 the odds of Croatia winning this game is 5/2 and the odds of England winning this game is 11/10 and the odds for a draw is 21/10. Similar odds have been provided by Skybet too as their odds for Croatia emerging out victorious are 5/2 and for England to win the odds are 13/10 and chances for a draw is 21/10. Betfair odds for Croatia in this game is 13/5, for England the chances are 11/8 and for a draw is 21/10.

 

Recent Form:

England – W D L W W W
Croatia –  D D W W W W

 

 

Predictions:

Croatia is winning this game.

 

Man Of The Match:

If Croatia has to win then it would fall on Mario Mandzukic and if England wins, it will be Harry Kane.