Here is our Match Prediction and tips for the Croatia vs Belgium FIFA World Cup match.
The excitement couldn’t be higher among the fans as the stakes are raised as Croatia who are in pole position in the group F take on the underpressure Red Devils.
The Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium will play host to this exciting tie between these two great teams in what is touted by many as an exciting encounter. Croatia are leading the group F with 4 points over Morocco and Belgium with 3 points each. The Red Devils walked into this tournament as one of the favourites, but inconsistency and poor performances have pushed them to the brink of an early exit. Roberto Martinez will be hoping his side can shake up the disappointment of the 2-0 loss against Morocco and manage this tie with the usual panache.
Croatia vs Belgium – Prediction and Tips
✅ More than 2.5 goals.
✅ Kevin De Bruyne to get on the scoresheet.
✅ Yellow Cards – 1.5.
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Date and time: 1st December 2022 at 08:30 PM IST
Match: Croatia vs Belgium
Competition: FIFA World Cup 2022
Venue: Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium (Qatar)
Croatia vs Belgium – Match Preview & Form
The checkered one’s are in pole position to go through the knock-out stages with them currently topping the group. But things can quickly go south, if this match and results elsewhere go against them. This is what makes this tie all the more interesting.
Andrej Kramaric is in fine form with 2 goals against Canada. Will the Checkered one’s be able to hold their ground against Belgium? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Predicted Starting line-up (4-3-3): Dominik Livakovic; Josip Juranovic, Josip Sutalo, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa; Marcelo Brozovic, Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic; Mario Pasalic, Andrej Kramaric, Ivan Perisic.
Form (in last 5 overall games; most recent is on the left side): Lost Draw Won Draw Won
The top ranking team in Europe, Belgium entered as one of the favourites to win the World Cup. They certainly had players of the highest calibre to go all the way and previous performances in the International Competitions have been progressive. But this time around performance on the pitch has not been optimal.
The off the pitch feud in the Belgium camp has also brought in unnecessary attention. Odds are certainly stacked against Belgium as they take on Croatia who have not been able to defeat Belgium since 2010. Lukaka who has proved to be the difference maker for Belgium will hope to do it this time around as needs must.
Predicted Starting line-up (3-4-2-1): Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Zeno Debast; Thomas Meunier, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Timothy Castagne; Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard; Romelu Lukaku
Form (in last 5 games; most recent is on the left side ): Lost Won Lost Won Lost
Key Moments to look for in the Match –
- The link-up between De Bruyne and Lukaku in this match will be noteworthy. Also, Keep an eye on Eden Hazard the Belgian has been quiet in this World Cup so far and this could be the opportunity for him to shine.
✅Kramaric to score 1 goal in the 2nd half.
✅No cleansheet for both teams.
✅Belgium to win the match 3-2