Brazil v Croatia Betting

2014 World Cup - Group A - Brazil 3 - 1 Croatia
12th June - KO: 9pm BST -
Sao Paulo

The 2014 World Cup kicked off in Sao Paulo on Thursday 12th June, as hosts Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 in Group A. The hosts came from a Marcelo own goal behind to win thanks to two goals from Neymar and an injury time strike from Oscar.

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This will be Brazil's first competitive game for a couple of years having qualified for the World Cup as hosts. Any worry that they might not be tournament fit should be put to bed following their strong showing in last summer's Confederations Cup where they beat Spain in the final. Croatia can be a talented side on their day but they really struggled in qualification, eventually having to come through a play-off against Iceland to secure their place in the finals.

Brazil will start the match as clear odds on favourites, with Phil Scolari's side also favourites to win their sixth World Cup. The pair have only met twice before, Brazil beating the Croatians 1-0 in the 2006 World Cup.

Brazil | Croatia

Thursday 12th June
9.00pmBrazil v CroatiaBetting Preview
Tips:Brazil to win to nil @ 20/21
Fred to score first @ 9/2
Brazil to win 2-0 @ 5/1

Head to Head

  • 2006 World Cup: 13th June 2006 - Brazil 1 - 0 Croatia
  • Friendly International: 17th Aug 2005 - Croatia 1 - 1 Brazil

Key Players

Neymar - The Brazilians will want to get off to a flying start and with all things going through forward Neymar, the Barcelona player will be key to all things good for the host nation.

Luka Modric - The Real Madrid playmaker could have a tough time against a Brazil side who will be bang up for it. However, if Croatia can get enough posession and quieten down the home crowd, Modric will be integral for the European side going forward.

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Full Time Result /
Qualifying Statistics

Brazil have won 66.67%, drawn 27.78% and lost 5.56% of their last 18 games.

Brazil have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 18 games, going on to win 12 and draw 5 of these matches.

Brazil have failed to score in 2 of their last 18 games.

Goal Stats - Last 18 Games Results
BTTS
12
W
1
L
5
D

Croatia have won 60.00%, drawn 20.00% and lost 20.00% of their last 10 games.

Croatia have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 10 games, going on to win 6 and draw 2 of these matches.

Croatia have failed to score in 2 of their last 10 games.

Goal Stats - Last 10 Games
BTTS
6
W
2
L
2
D
Winners Poll /
Who will win the 2018 World Cup?
Germany
16%
Argentina
11%
Brazil
13%
Spain
5%
France
10%
Belgium
6%
England
6%
Portugal
7%
Uruguay
0%
Colombia
2%
Other
24%
Total Votes: 780
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