Stadium: Kaliningrad Stadium
Croatia will be targeting an improved performance in Russia after crashing out of their last three World Cup tournaments at the group stage.
However, Nigeria are used to reaching the knockout rounds and have the potential to be a surprise package this summer.
With neither side wanting to lose ahead of showdowns with Iceland and Argentina, a draw at 13/5 could be the best option in our Croatia vs Nigeria betting tips.
A Look At Croatia’s Betting Odds
Croatia required a play-off to get to Russia, but ultimately showed their class when hammering Greece after finishing behind Iceland in their group.
The Blazers have an ageing team, with the likes of Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic and Barcelona playmaker Ivan Rakitic all in their thirties.
However, it is hard to argue with the big-game experience those players bring to the table, along with Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic and AC Milan striker Nikola Kalinic.
Zlatko Dalic’s side are solid defensively and conceded only five goals in 12 games en route to Russia.
A Look At Nigeria’s Betting Odds
Nigeria cruised through qualifying, with four wins featuring a 4-0 thrashing of Cameroon in Uyo, where they also beat Algeria 3-1 and Zambia 1-0.
The Super Eagles then highlighted the danger they pose when coming from 2-0 down to stun Argentina 4-2 in a friendly in Russia last November.
This year’s warm-up results have not been as impressive, but Gernot Rohr’s side were competitive in recent narrow losses to England and the Czech Republic.
Their pace and energy, from the likes of wingers Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses, could help Nigeria in the latter stages of matches and they certainly came on strong in the second half at Wembley.
Odion Ighalo, John Obi Mikel, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa are other familiar faces for Premier League fans, with all known for their athletic ability.
Let’s finish off our Croatia vs Nigeria betting predictions by snapping up 2/1 for the Super Eagles to score the last goal in this game.
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