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Croatia vs Canada Prediction – 2022 World Cup

Sean Fenech
November 22, 2022
Modified: November 22, 2022

We are now entering the second round of games within Group F, so what are our World Cup 2022 predictions for this match? In our Croatia vs Canada prediction, we will be giving you our thoughts on the result and providing you with backup information regarding team players, competition history, and the current form that got each team qualified. Our online sports betting tips will also guide you to some of our favoured betting markets. You can access current World Cup odds and enjoy the action live with the option to further place in-play bets, right here at Betiton. 

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Our Croatia vs Canada prediction: Croatia to win.

Croatia Preview

Our World Cup predictor has Croatia down as 15 to 1 in our outright betting market and it’s a fairly decent price given that the Croatians were runners-up in the last competition. Will this influence your World Cup betting? Well, it should be given some strong consideration because they are another dark horse team. While the world looks at the likes of Brazil and England, teams like Croatia have a seemingly more unified team ethic. They are group favourites, and this fixture may solidify that fact.

World Cup History

This will only be the sixth time they have featured in a World Cup. Last time out they were bettered by France. Not many World Cup predictions saw that coming and a runners-up honour was a fantastic achievement. This was not a freak result because, in 1998, they reached the Semi-finals and came 3rd. But can they do the job against Canada, and will their greater experience of the competition favour them more?

Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Getting to the World Cup meant playing in some tricky ties. They finished top of the group winning 7 games, drawing 2, and losing 1. The results were close for the most part. However, more recently in the Nations League competition, the Croatians beat Denmark and France. They are a team to be feared.

Date Match Final Score
25/03/2021 Slovenia vs Croatia 1-0
28/03/2021 Croatia vs Cyprus 1-0
31/03/2021 Croatia vs Malta 3-0
02/09/2021 Russia vs Croatia 0-0
05/09/2021 Slovakia vs Croatia 0-1
08/09/2021 Croatia vs Slovenia 3-0
09/10/2021 Cyprus vs Croatia 0-3
12/10/2021 Croatia vs Slovakia 2-2
12/11/2021 Malta vs Croatia 1-7
15/11/2021 Croatia vs Russia 1-0

Croatia Players to Watch

You won’t hear of many Croatian stars that make headlines, but they are all incredible players, with a dogmatic approach to football. So, who are the stars to shine in the match against Canada? Our football betting knowledge would advise you to look out for these three players, and if you want to place bets on them, then the markets to do so are available. 

  • Luka Modrić: Position: Centre Midfield. 152 caps, 22 goals, and 24 assists. The heartbeat of the Croatian squad. Has a mastery mind on the pitch. He can dribble, has clean passing, and scores. Modrić will be controlling all of this game.
  • Marcelo Brozović: Position: Defensive Midfield. 74 caps, 7 goals, and 8 assists. If you want to bet on a player to get booked, so far he has 17 yellows to his name. Driven, and crazy, but knows how to defend the goal and has a good head on him.
  • Kasper Dolberg: Position: Striker. 31 caps, 11 Goals, and 2 assists. Has had injury issues and has made many sub-roles as a result. But his stats are great all considered and will play a huge role in this game, from start or off the bench.

Canada Preview

All World Cup bets are going to have Canada down as the underdogs, and while it may appear unfair, it is totally justified. If they survived their first game against Belgium, though unlikely, then this game will be a bridge too far for them. The likelihood is that this will be the game that totally knocks them out of the competition. But nothing in football is a 100% guarantee. 

World Cup History

The Canadians have made one appearance in the World Cup before Qatar and that was back in 1986. Like many football predictions that are to be made on this match, they may not win a match in this World Cup either. However, they have a point to prove as Canada will be co-hosting the 2026 tournament with the U.S. and Mexico.

Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Here’s how Canada managed to top their qualifier group and make it to the Qatar World Cup. When you consider some of the results, it’s not too bad for a country with a very weak attachment to the sport.

Date Match Final Score
03/09/2021 Canada vs Honduras 1-1
06/09/2021 USA vs Canada 1-1
09/09/2021 Canada vs El Salvador 3-0
08/10/2021 Mexica vs Canada 1-1
11-10-2021 Jamaica vs Canada 0-0
14/10/2021 Canada vs Panama 4-1
13/11/2021 Canada vs Costa Rica 1-0
17/11/2021 Canada vs Mexico 2-1
28/01/2022 Honduras vs Canada 0-2
30/01/2022 Canada vs USA 2-0
03/02/2022 El Salvador vs Canada 0-2
25/03/2022 Costa Rica vs Canada 1-0
27/03/2022 Canada vs Jamaica 4-0
31/03/2022 Panama vs Canada 1-0

Canada Players to Watch

The Canadians have a couple of star players that will have to shine across all games. Here are our top 3 player picks, that we think can do something special against Croatia. 

  • Alphonso Davies : Position: Left-Back. 32 caps, 12 goals, 16 assists, and 1 booking. A machine that bombs down wings to upset midfielders. Very strong, has great pace, and knows where the net is.
  • Jonathan David : Position: Striker. 32 caps, 21 goals, and 13 assists. A goal machine that is a huge threat to any team in the contest. Will score if given the chance.
  • Stephen Eustáquio : Position: Defensive Midfield. 24 caps, 3 goals, 3 assists, and 3 bookings. A solid player and will help to keep attacks to a minimum, even at the cost of a booking.

Croatia vs Canada Betting Odds

All the WC 2022 betting odds will have this as a Croatia win, but there are plenty of betting markets that you can dip into and place money on any part of the action. You can bet on corner count, correct scores, and Asian handicaps. Here are the two most popular markets that you might want to consider along with the most up-to-date odds. 

Match Winner

Croatia to Win Canada to Win Draw
1.70 3.55 4.60

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Over 2.5 Goals Under 2.5 Goals
1.98 1.71

Who Will Win? Croatia vs Canada Prediction

While Canada will put up a strong fight there is only one clear winner in this game, and they came runner-up in the last FIFA World Cup competition. Like all our football predictions we’re confident of this prediction.

Our Croatia vs Canada prediction: Croatia to win.

Our Croatia vs Canada Betting Tips

Picking the winner or a draw are fairly safe bets to take. With a tournament like the World Cup, good odds are hard to get because big teams don’t bring in huge returns. However, our World Cup tips are to form accumulator bets known also as Accas. This is compiling a bet slip of several predicted results, the more you add to your slip, the greater the returns.

Score predictions are also offer up good odds. We think the score for this match will be a 2-0 win for Croatia.

Sean Fenech

Content Writer at Betiton™

Sean has been writing casino and iGaming content ever since 2018. Moreover, he is also an alumnus of the University of Malta, having graduated with an M.A. in English in 2020. Finally, he also manages the Betiton Medium blog, where he publishes research into the history of popular casino games. You can access this blog here: https://betiton.medium.com/