Russia vs Croatia Match Preview, Soccer Prediction, and Betting Tips
Russia have stunned the footballing world with their performances at this competition as they look like they can go all the way here. The Russians entered this competition as the team with the lowest rank, yet they have qualified for the quarterfinals while the likes of Spain and Germany have been sent home.
They won their first two group games against Saudi Arabia and Egypt by netting 8 goals and conceding just once. Their last group game against Uruguay ended in a defeat for them before they played Spain in the Round of 16. They beat the Spaniards on penalties to set up this match and they would be looking to win here again.
Croatia became a favourite for this competition when they beat Argentina 3-0 in their second group game. They had won their first match 2-0 against Nigeria and they would go on to win their last group game 2-1 against Iceland to set up a Round of 16 match against Denmark.
They defeated Denmark on penalties with Ivan Rakitic scoring the decisive spot kick to set up this tough game against the hosts. They have a 100% record in this competition and they would be looking to build on that here.