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Croatia face off against Canada at Khalifa International Stadium in round two of the World Cup. The exciting encounter kicks off this coming Sunday.

Croatia rank as number two on one point after their opening match in the group, while Canada have zero points as number four. Croatia enter their upcoming game placed as number 12 in the FIFA world ranking. This leaves quite a gap to opponents Canada, who enter the game ranked number 41 in the world.

Croatia are expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for first place in their group. They would be disappointed to end the tournament after only three matches.

Canada arrive at the World Cup with mischief on their mind, but seeing them get beyond the group would indeed raise some eyebrows.

Croatia vs Canada Prediction

Croatia Form

Croatia look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 1-3 and 0-1 against Austria and Saudi Arabia respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Morocco, who claimed a point in a 0-0 draw. Croatia were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing three of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings.

Croatia only average a modest 1.2 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 12 goals. They also conceded eight for an average of 0.8 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring four times.

Canada Form

It is all or nothing with Canada, who only triumphed once in their previous three outings. They were defeated 2-0 against Uruguay, before beating Japan 1-2. Unable to build on that, they lost 1-0 against Belgium. Canada claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in five of the games in this run.

Canada are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 15 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.5 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of ten goals, and while Canada claimed a clean sheets three times, they conceded an average of one goal per match.

Tournament Overview

Croatia enter their next assignment in the World Cup hoping to justify their status as slight favourites against Canada. The latter could turn out to be a potential banana skin though, and the former will know how to tread carefully. Canada delivered a poor start to the World Cup season, losing out against Belgium by 1-0. Not an opening which bodes well for the rest of the campaign.

Croatia vs Canada Stats

  • Croatia have not lost 17 of the last 19 matches
  • Croatia have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
  • In 9 of the last 10 Croatia matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Croatia have won the last 5 matches in a row
  • Croatia have won 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
  • In 4 of the last 5 Canada matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Canada have scored in 5 of the last 6 matches
  • Canada have conceded in the last 3 matches in a row
  • Canada have not lost 3 of the last 4 matches

Croatia vs Canada Lineups

Croatia vs Canada Betting Tips

No clear picture has emerged yet as to which players will dominate the scoring charts for Croatia and Canada in this current World Cup season. However, we have listed some of their possible goalscorers in their upcoming match.

In their last 10 matches across all tournaments Croatia won six times, drew three and lost one time. Canada claimed four wins, drew one time and lost five in their last 10 games across all tournaments.

Croatia are without defeat in 7 games on the bounce.

Croatia saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Canada's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.5 goals in these matches.

Croatia scored the first goal in six out of their last ten games. Canada got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Canada managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Croatia were first on target in six of their last 10 outings.