Argentina vs Croatia predictions, odds, World Cup 13/12/2022

Argentina vs Croatia prediction, betting lines, and picks

Our Argentina vs Croatia betting tips are entirely based on the sensational La Albiceleste performances from the start of the season. How could they not be? Lionel Scaloni’s boys weren’t outplayed once in the tournament. And they met some very difficult opponents. The likes of Mexico, Poland, and the Netherlands come to mind.

Yes, Croatia impressed as well as they pulled off a remarkable piece of class to kick Brazil out of the World Cup. But their overall performance wasn’t spectacular at all and they had to rely on the penalty-kick roulette to qualify for the semi-finals.

The Argentine players are out for blood on Tuesday as they want an act of revenge over Croatia for the 0:3 fiasco back in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Argentina vs Croatia prediction you’ll see below says it all – the South American team has the quality and the motivation to brush Croatia aside. We’re convinced that the Argentina vs Croatia odds will convince you to listen to our soccer experts.

Players to watch in the Argentina vs Croatia semi-final contest

Check out these valuable Argentina vs Croatia betting tips below.

Argentina

Rodrigo De Paul: Everyone’s talking about how good Lionel Messi is these days but we seem to forget about the ones who work in the shadows. Rodrigo De Paul is the best example we can give you in the Argentine team. The 28-year-old Atletico Madrid midfielder has been bossing the center of the pitch in each game so far. He’s without a doubt the heart and soul of La Albiceleste and we saw how poorly Argentina performed without him in the Netherlands clash when he was subbed off.

Croatia

Luka Modric: We can’t give a more confident Argentina vs Croatia prediction only because Luka Modric is going to be on the pitch. The 37-year-old Real Madrid midfielder seems to get better with age. Playmaker-in-chief Luka Modric is the key reason for Croatia’s success in this World Cup. We expect him to do well against La Albiceleste.

Argentina vs Croatia lineups

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Argentina

4-4-2
23
Emiliano Martinez
ar
26
Nahuel Molina
ar
13
Cristian Romero
ar
19
Nicolas Otamendi
ar
3
Nicolas Tagliafico
ar
7
Rodrigo De Paul
ar
5
Leandro Paredes
ar
24
Enzo Fernandez
ar
20
Alexis Mac Allister
ar
10
Lionel Messi
ar
9
Julian Alvarez
ar
Substitutes
21
Paulo Dybala
ar
12
Geronimo Rulli
ar
15
Angel Correa
ar
14
Exequiel Palacios
ar
22
Lautaro Martinez
ar
2
Juan Foyth
ar
25
Lisandro Martinez
ar
16
Thiago Almada
ar
1
Franco Armani
ar
18
Guido Rodriguez
ar
6
German Pezzella
ar
11
Angel Di Maria
ar

Croatia

4-1-2-3
1
Dominik Livakovic
hr
22
Josip Juranovic
hr
6
Dejan Lovren
hr
20
Josko Gvardiol
hr
19
Borna Sosa
hr
11
Marcelo Brozovic
hr
10
Luka Modric
hr
8
Mateo Kovacic
hr
15
Mario Pasalic
hr
9
Andrej Kramaric
hr
4
Ivan Perisic
hr
Substitutes
16
Bruno Petkovic
hr
2
Josip Stanisic
hr
17
Ante Budimir
hr
25
Luka Sucic
hr
23
Ivica Ivusic
hr
21
Domagoj Vida
hr
24
Josip Sutalo
hr
7
Lovro Majer
hr
18
Mislav Orsic
hr
14
Marko Livaja
hr
3
Borna Barisic
hr
26
Kristijan Jakic
hr
13
Nikola Vlasic
hr
5
Martin Erlic
hr
12
Ivo Grbic
hr

Argentina World Cup

Argentina vs Croatia prediction and top World Cup odds

We will provide the betting man with two free predictions on this game.

Argentina vs Croatia odds: Argentina to win @ -114

La Albiceleste should learn from their past mistakes. And the quarter-final game against the Netherlands can only be described as a mistake. Argentina had the lead, had the confidence, and were with one foot in the semi-finals until Wout Weghorst came into play. The Besiktas striker completely change how the Netherlands played and was very close to brushing Argentina aside.

Nevertheless, we’re certain that Lionel Scaloni’s boys learned their lesson and now we’ll get to see a far more confident team against Croatia. Our Argentina vs Croatia prediction for this game is for a La Albiceleste victory as the South American team has been simply brilliant so far. Lionel Messi and his teammates were by far the better of the two teams on the pitch as they controlled the game for about an hour.

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Argentina vs Croatia prediction: Lionel Messi to score @ +142

La Pulga has been sensational in this World Cup. And we aren’t joking one bit. This is probably one of the best individual World Cup performances in the history of the tournament. Lionel Messi played in five World Cup games this year and his scores say it all – 8.0 in the opener vs. Saudi Arabia, 8.1 against Mexico, 8.4 in the Poland clash in Group C, an 8.7 round-of-16 score vs. Australia, and an 8.8 cherry on top in the quarter-final fight against the Netherlands.

Lionel Messi has four goals and two assists so far this season. Five goals, if you count the second penalty he bagged against the Dutch team. He’s in a pole position to win the Golden Boot and Golden Ball award this year. All he needs is a bit more support from his teammates and he can go all the way. Our Argentina vs Croatia prediction here is for an outstandingly good Lionel Messi performance.

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World Cup semi-final games

Don’t miss out on our remaining World Cup predictions as Argentina vs Croatia isn’t the only interesting game that you’ll see this week. You saw in the Argentina vs Croatia odds that our major Argentina vs Croatia prediction is top-notch. We anticipate a terrific semi-final stage with Argentina advancing to the final game at Lusail. Who will be La Albiceleste’s rival? It will be a tough call but you can see what our experts think in our remaining predictions.