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Russia v Croatia Prediction

Saturday, 3:00 pm
07-07-2018
Fisht Olympic Stadium (Sochi)

The last game of the quarter finals matches will see host nation Russia go head to head against Croatia at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi.

Russia comes into this fixture after eliminating Spain in penalties in the round of 16. They held Spain to a (1-1) draw and forced them into penalties were they won.

Croatia also comes into this tie following a penalty victory against Denmark after it ended 1-1 at full time. Croatia entered into penalties after Luka Modric spot-kick was saved by Kasper Schmeichel in Extra-time.

Players to Watch

Russia’s forward Artem Dzyuba scored their equalizer against Spain making it his third goal of the competition.

Mario Mandzukic will lead the attack for Croatia, while Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic will be required to control the pace of the game and create chances.

Head to Head

This nations have previously met three time, with two goalless draw in 2006 and 2007 Euro, followed by a (1-3) win for Croatia in an international friendly in 2015.

Prediction: Over 1.5 goals

Reason for Russia v Croatia Betting Tips

Each of Russia’s last five games have had over 1.5 goals.

Over 1.5 goals have been scored in Croatia’s last five games.

Croatia have scored at least a goal in each of their last five games, while Russia have scored in four of their last five.

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