Croatia vs Brazil predictions, odds, World Cup 09/12/2022

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Croatia vs Brazil betting tips, betting lines, and top picks

There’re very few that can argue here. Brazil are just sensational this year. Yes, Neymar and his teammates fell victim to an in-form Argentina led by playmaker-in-chief Lionel Messi at the Copa America final, but ever since then, Celesao were top-notch.

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They brushed aside opponent after opponent and are now coming for the gold in the Mundial. All of the Brazilian players have confidence flying through the roof as they now have an additional reason to win the trophy. The reason is called Edson Arantes do Nascimento, aka Pele. Or the greatest player ever. He’s in critical condition and after the impressive 4:1 victory over South Korea, the players gathered on the pitch to show their support to their fellow countryman and soccer role model.

Croatia’s performance so far has been somewhat mediocre. There was nothing special about this team. Certainly not in the four World Cup games so far. The 2018 World Cup mojo seems to be down the drain. And that’s certainly not something you want when you’re about to face a five-time World Champion. Our Croatia vs Brazil prediction is for a top Celesao performance.

Players to watch in the Croatia vs Brazil contest

Croatia

Luka Modric: Despite being no spring chicken, Luka Modric remains a key player for both Real Madrid and Croatia. He’s not one who’s often known to score goals or provide a ton of assists but his contribution in the midfield is invaluable. We expect him to be one of Croatia’s key players against Brazil.

Brazil

Richarlison: Everyone’s talking about Neymar but Richarlison is the key player for Celesao in the World Cup this year. His sensational brace against Serbia was a stepping stone toward greater things. His second goal is probably going to win the most beautiful goal in the World Cup but his overall game this year has been a joy to behold.

Our best Croatia vs Brazil prediction and tips for the World Cup quarter-finals

Below you will see two picks for the World Cup.

Croatia vs Brazil odds: First Half/Second Half – Brazil/Brazil @ +102

We predicted a convincing Celesao win against South Korea. And we were right. We predict one against Croatia as well. The European team isn’t something special this year. The players are getting older, and their reflexes are slower and slower. And that’s something you don’t want when you are about to face some of the best dribblers in the world.

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When you are going to face Neymar, Richarlison, Raphinha, Vinicius Junior, and Antony, you need to be rock-solid at the back. And we can’t say that about Croatia as they concede goals too frequently. Even Japan were close to defeating the 2018 World Cup finalists.

Brazil smashed South Korea in the round of 16 and the performance is what really made an impression. Celesao had the game completely under control while Paulo Bento’s boys were roaming around chasing the ball.

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Croatia vs Brazil prediction: Neymar to score @ +115

After a brutal Nikola Milenkovic tackle, Neymar got injured. It was a huge hit toward coach Tite’s plans but it seems that the PSG star is all better now. After the 4:1 South Korea beating, Neymar said in an interview that he wasn’t sure if he’ll play again in the World Cup and he cried all night after the notorious game against Serbia.

Well, Neymar’s all better now and the number 10 in Brazil seems to be at his lethal best. He banged a lovely penalty in the 13th minute of the South Korea game to give Brazil a more comfortable lead and was overall the key player up front alongside Richarlison.

It’s going to take a ton of Croatian effort to handle this sensational player. Neymar’s in the form of his life and he’s motivated to lift the World Cup gold this year. He should score against Croatia.

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More World Cup quarter-finals games

Don’t miss out on our remaining World Cup predictions for the quarter-finals as we have some extremely interesting clashes for you to enjoy. The Netherlands are taking on an in-form Argentina while England will try to brush aside the sensational Kylian Mbappe and his beloved French national team. We expect these teams to pull off a remarkable piece of soccer that will make the fans cheer. Whoever qualifies for the semi-finals, it would be well-deserved as all these teams showed tons of class so far.