Croatia – Brazil – Betting Review 09.12.2022
Croatia faces Brazil in Ar-Rayyan in a match from the 1/4-finals of the World Cup. Please
stay with us and our free soccer predictions for today.
A finalist in Russia four years ago, Croatia needed penalties to eliminate Japan in the 1/8-
finals. It was not how they wanted to progress, but it was what happened after a 1-1 draw.
The Japanese team opened the score, but Ivan Perisic equalised in the beginning of the
After the halftime break Zlatko Dalic made few changes in the line-up. Players like Budimir,
Pasalic, Vlasic and Orsic entered the pitch to help.
The goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was Croatia’s big hero in the game. He saved a few of
the penalties and allowed his team to continue.
The captain Luka Modric will be key for eventually eliminating Brazil. He was substituted
against Japan because of his age, but he’s always an inspiration for his team.
Brazil are having fun at the World Cup so far – they look very good under Tite. In the 1/8-
finals Brazil had an amazing performance against Republic Korea – they enjoyed a
stunning 4-1 win in Doha. Four different players scored for Selecao. Vinicius Jr. opened
the score while Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta finished the job.
The good news for Brazil come from Neymar’s recovery. He missed two games in the
group stage because of ankle injury, but now he’s back in action – he even scored against
Korea few days ago.
Meanwhile the captain Thiago Silva deserves respect for what he’s doing. He’s 38-years
old already, but he is still leading the defense by example. He’s just a terrific player.
That’s the free soccer predictions for today for the World Cup 1/8-finals between Croatia
and Brazil. Selecao are favorites to take the win here, but let’s see how much Croatia can