France vs Croatia Match Preview, Soccer Prediction, and Betting Tips
France would be looking to win their first World Cup since 1998, exactly 20 years after they beat Brazil in the final on their home turf. They had to eliminate Croatia in the semifinal to win that edition, this time they face them in the final, would Croatia get revenge or will France get another victory?
France has won all but one of their matches in this competition and they have shown themselves to be a team that has the right balance of talent and experience as well as defence and attack. Players like Kylian Mbappe have been a revelation in this competition and Les Blues would be hoping he can fire them to glory with the support of his other teammates.
Croatia has overcome serious hurdles to get this far. They have won all their games prior to this match. The opponents they have defeated are Nigeria, Argentina, Iceland, Denmark, Russia, and England. Luka Modric is leading the charge from midfield and he could be named World footballer of the year if they triumph in this game.
Croatia has a good manager and players like Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic know that this would be their first and last chance to come this far, they would want to make it count.
France has won three and drawn two of their five previous meetings with Croatia, with the only World Cup clash between the sides ending 2-1 to France in the semi-finals of the 1998 World Cup. Current France manager Didier Deschamps played the full 90 minutes in that match, with France going on to win the World Cup that year.