On 27th November, Croatia vs Canada will see the European heavyweights attempt to outdo the efforts of Belgium from the first round of games and their match against Morocco earlier in the day.
Taking place at Khalifa International Stadium, the game presents another chance for Canada to utilise their incredible flexibility to attempt to find holes in Croatia’s set-up and build up to their best World Cup campaign.
Can Canada take down this giant? Here’s what the oddsmakers think of this Qatar World Cup 2022 clash.
- An experienced Croatia side should be resolute.
- Canada’s versatility could prove troublesome.
- Odds for this FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F match.
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Croatia’s efforts to hinge on their seasoned stars
Above all else, what Zlatko Dalić has brought to the Croatian national side is a sense of togetherness and a winning mentality. He lets his stars play to their strengths, building around them so that the likes of Ivan Perišić and Luka Modrić can focus on playmaking.
In the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Croatia trumped Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus, and Malta to win Group H with 23 points and a +17 goal difference. The effort allows the Kockasti’s veterans to have one more go at Qatar 2022, looking to go that step further than runners-up from Russia 2018.
Even though Croatia didn’t get past the Round of 16 at the Euros in 2021, the tournament did ease in plenty of upcoming talents, making the squad stronger for this World Cup. Now, their familiar faces can rely on the youthfulness of Joško Gvardiol, Nikola Vlašić, Josip Brekalo, Duje Ćaleta-Car, and Luka Ivanušec.
|Ivan Perišić||Left Midfielder||10||3|
|Mario Pašalić||Attacking Midfielder||10||3|
|Luka Modrić||Central Midfielder||7||3|
|Lovro Majer||Attacking Midfielder||2||2|
Canada shouldn’t be underestimated
It’s easy to dismiss Canada and their 47-year-old head coach as the outright underdogs of Group F, but there’s a versatile and high-quality squad for John Herdman to deploy. He’s happy to adjust formations and tactics to fit the next opponent, with the flexibility of Canada’s best players allowing adjustments to be seamless.
To achieve their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, Canada topped the CONCACAF, placing ahead of Mexico by virtue of their greatly superior +16 goal difference and three points up on the United States. That said, Mexico got a bit of revenge in the 2021 Gold Cup, narrowly besting Canada in the Semi-Finals. This will be Canada’s second World Cup, with their last showing yielding three losses, five goals against, and not a single goal scored.
On game day, regardless of the formation that Herdman runs out, it’ll likely be Stephen Eustáquio pulling the strings from midfield while Jonathan David bullies the back line. Down the flanks, Cyle Larin and Alphonso Davies will utilise their speed and bottomless engines to keep Croatia’s wingers and full-backs on their toes.
|Cyle Larin||Left Winger||16||13|
|Alphonso Davies||Left Back||13||4|
|Tajon Buchanan||Right Winger||17||3|
|Junior Hoilett||Left Winger||13||3|
|Mark-Anthony Kaye||Central Midfielder||15||2|
|Atiba Hutchinson||Centre Back||11||2|
Betting tips and odds on Croatia vs Canada in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F
When game day arrives for Croatia vs Canada, the North American side will be the underdogs. Les Rouges have odds of 18/5 to win the game, while Croatia sit happily at 7/9. The odds also favour a couple of goals to go in, with over 2.0 total goals given odds of 12/23.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F looks to have two clear favourites per the bookies, with Belgium at 12/23 and Croatia at 5/2 to win the group. Canada are out at 12/1 coming into the World Cup, behind Morocco at 10/1. That said, at 9/1, there’s an inkling of a chance for Canada to get out of Group F and to the Quarter Finals.
On the 27th November, you can catch Croatia’s rumble with Canada on the BBC at 4 pm in the UK.
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