Croatia World Cup Group F Odds
Group F is where Croatia will compete at the 2022 World Cup. They are up against Belgium, Morocco and Canada and are odds-on at 2/5 to secure a top-two finish and qualify for the next round. However, they are second favourites to win the group, with the betting market pricing them at 5/2.
If Croatia are to upset the odds and finish top of Group F, they must improve on their recent record against favourites Belgium. They have failed to win any of their last three matches against the Belgians and lost against them in their most recent meeting in 2021. Vatreni have never played against Morocco or Canada, but the betting has them as favourites to win both matches.
Croatia World Cup Winner Odds
Despite being runners-up in 2018, Croatia’s odds to win the 2022 World Cup are 50/1. The betting suggests it will be difficult for Dalić’s men to replicate their run four years ago, with as many as ten nations being a shorter price to lift the trophy.
One reason for Croatia’s longer World Cup Winner Odds is their squad. Key players Danijel Subašić, Ivan Rakitić and Mario Mandžukić are all now retired from international duty, which has weakened them. They do still have quality in the likes of Mateo Kovačić, Ivan Perišić and, of course, Luka Modrić, and recent Nations League victories away in Denmark and France prove that they are capable of big wins. Keep an eye on Croatia. They could be dark horses.
Croatia Team Top Scorer World Cup Odds
Andrej Kramarić is a 2/1 betting favourite to finish as Croatia’s top goal scorer at the World Cup. Given the striker’s prolific scoring record for Hoffenheim, where he averages just under one goal every two games, it is easy to see why.
However, the 31-year-old was not Kockasti’s leading marksman during qualifying. Luka Modrić, Ivan Perišić and Mario Pašalić all netted three times during the qualifiers, so it is worth keeping an eye on their odds to finish as Croatia’s top tournament scorer. Modrić is a 5/1 shot, Perišić is just behind at 8/1, while you can get 14/1 for Pašalić.
All odds are current at time of writing. Prices subject to fluctuation and availability.