France vs Croatia FIFA World Cup Final Las Vegas Betting Odds & Free Predictions
Friday, July 13, 2018
by Liev Jackson

France Faces Croatia for the World Cup

France vs Croatia FIFA World Cup Final Las Vegas Betting Odds & Free Predictions

France vs Croatia

France: 5-0-1
Croatia: 6-0-0
FIFA WC:
Final Game
When: 
11:00 AM ET, Sunday, July 15, 2018
Where:
Luzhniki Stadium
TV:
FOX

France has looked like a team in control from start to finish to this point in the World Cup. Six matches into their tournament and they have trailed for all of nine minutes. This team has so much skill and speed up the flanks, led by their 19-year old star Kylian Mbappe that they can be content to hold their strong defensive posture and exploit the smallest openings on the counter.

The one game that broke that script was their round of 16 match with Argentina, who left the middle open, practically begging France to open things up. That’s exactly what they did and the result was arguably the best game of the tournament which France won 4-3 and led 4-2 until Sergio Aguero scored in the 93rd minute.

They were in total control in beating Uruguay 2-0 in the following game and were incredible in shutting down Belgium 1-0 in the semifinals. The defensive posture and discipline they showed was impressive and the quality chances were few and far between for Belgium.

The only goal came from Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute.

As it concerns Croatia, one wonders just how much they have left in the tank.

They have yet to lose a game in this tournament and their 3-0 win over Argentina back in the group stage helped set the stage that they can compete with any team here.

But what they’ve accomplished in the knockout stage has been nothing short of sensational. It started against Denmark with the teams needing penalties to decide the winner. The scene repeated itself against Russia, but in that game, Russia scored first before they tied it at 1 in regulation. The order reversed itself in extra time as Russia tied it at 2 with five minutes to go. They would then advance on penalties to face England in the semifinals.

England took the lead four minutes into the game, forcing Croatia into catch-up mode. Slowly but surely they took over the game and scored the tying goal in the 68th minute and the winner in the 109th minute. As such they are the first team since England in 1990 to advance to the finals through three extra time wins.

What they do as well as anyone is control the midfield behind the superb play of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic and Ivan Perisic.

Bovada Sportsbook currently have the France listed as -110 ML Favorites versus the Croatia, at +390 ML Undergod while the Draw is at +225.

France vs Croatia 2018 World Cup Matchup Odds & Betting Lines

Time Team
Spread
Moneyline
Total
11:00a France
ET Croatia
  Draw


France vs Croatia - 1st Half Line

Time Team
Spread
Moneyline
Total
11:00a France
ET Croatia
  Draw


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The Bottom Line:
France is +110 favorites and Croatia +300 underdogs. The draw is at +225. This game should be a tightly played defensive battle. Given that it’s the finals, I think Croatia’s fitness should not be an issue. They’ll be ready, but I think France’s ceiling is just a little higher. The Pick: France 1-0.

Liev Jackson World Cup Picks: France +110 & 2 Under at Bovada Sportsbook

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croatia - france - ivan perisic - ivan rakitic - kylian mbappe - luka modric - mateo kovacic - samuel umtiti - sergio aguero

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