Croatia, Belgium, to meet in a decider match

Croatia, Belgium, to meet in a decider match

Croatia and Belgium is set to meet in a match which will dictate their future in the competition. Belgium is unbelievably struggling in their campaign, despite being the top favorites to win their group stage. During the Russia 2018, both these teams qualified for the quarterfinals, but their spot here is still not guaranteed. Croatia is currently at the top of their group standings, after being undefeated from their first two games. As for Belgium, they failed to impress during their campaign, and are now second in their group. Their meeting will be on December 1, 2022, at 11:00 PM (GMT+8)

From their previous eight matches, Croatia and Belgium are even as they both share three wins apiece. However, in the World Cup, these two teams have never met yet, despite meeting in other competitions. In the World Cup, they might be unfamiliar with each other as competitiveness is different here. Across all competitions, Belgium won their last two games against Croatia. Additionally, before their loss against Morocco, they are actually undefeated in the World Cup group stage. Croatia on the other hand, scored more than one goal during their last eight matches against Belgium.

Croatia retains the top spot in their group

World Cup: Croatia
Photo courtesy of AP

At the moment, this team enjoys the top spot of their group, being able to bounce back from their opener defeat. The runners-up of the Russia 2018 wants to prove that they are a team capable of winning the title as well. On their match against Canada, they impressively won over them with a score of 4-1. Going into this game, they have the confidence with them after that dominating win. After their slow start in their campaign, they came roaring back. In this match, they will definitely be all-out to shoot their shot for the knockout round.

No changes are expected for Croatia, but their needs to be careful. Luka Modric is just a booking away for a suspension.

Belgium aims to start impressing in the contest

World Cup: Belgium
Photo courtesy of PA

Belgium failed to be as impressive as expected of them, as they are the favorites for this group. Right now, they are on the verge of getting eliminated, and are hoping to enter the next round. They suffered a 2-0 defeat against Morocco, and are expected to bounce back in this game. They actually have a very impressive squad, which is why it is a wonder why they failed to meet the expectations of them. This goes down to the fact that some of their stars are veterans already, and can’t keep up with the younger ones. Now, they are in a dire need of a transition to keep on winning.

This team is glad to have Romelu Lukaku back for their team after sustaining hamstring and thigh injuries. However, despite his comeback, Michy Batshuayi is the one leading the team.


Draw (1.0)
Odds: 0.97

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