Croatia vs Senegal: Tight World Cup warm-up clash expected

Croatia vs Senegal: Tight World Cup warm-up clash expected

Kick Off: 1500, 08/06/2018

Stadium: Stadion Gradski vrt

Croatia and Senegal have produced moderate results in international friendlies and both look to be saving their best for the World Cup.

That could lead to a cagey, low-key affair in Osijek on Friday, with chances expected to be few and far between.

We’re kicking off our Croatia vs Senegal betting tips by taking 12/5 for this match to be a draw.

A Look At Croatia’s Betting Odds

Croatia are rated dark horses to go a long way at Russia 2018 due to an impressive squad of proven performers.

Midfield trio Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic are all elite-level individuals, while Mario Mandzukic and Nikola Kalinic add more experience up front.

Things haven’t gone too smoothly on the field, though, with the Blazers needing to beat Greece in a play-off to qualify for the World Cup finals.

Zlatko Dalic’s side have since lost to Peru and Brazil either side of a narrow win over Mexico, with only one goal scored in those warm-up matches.

Looking at the Croatia vs Senegal odds, we like 15/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time.

A Look At Senegal’s Betting Odds

Senegal secured a second World Cup appearance after four wins and two draws from six matches saw them finish five points clear of Burkina Faso in their African pool.

Head coach Aliou Cisse was a defensive midfielder in his playing days and just three goals conceded in qualifying is testament to his organised tactics.

However, the Lions of Teranga have failed to sparkle going forward in friendlies, following up a 1-1 draw against Uzbekistan with goalless stalemates versus Bosnia and Herzegovina and lowly Luxembourg.

Senegal will hope that Sadio Mane can transfer his impressive club form for Liverpool to the international stage this summer.

For now, though, we think 11/2 for another 0-0 draw is the way to go with our Croatia vs Senegal betting predictions.

Additional stats

Last result:

CROATIA 0-2 Brazil

Luxembourg 0-0 SENEGAL

Head-to-head: N/A

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