Croatia vs Cameroon 06/18/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Group A Pick and Preview
Cameroon v Croatia
Wednesday 18th June 2014 23:00(GMT)
The Line: Croatia 3/5 Draw 10/3 Cameroon 3/5 See the Latest Odds
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Cameroon lost their opening game to Mexico by a solitary goal but that doesnt quite tell teh full story of the game, the Mexicans had two goals ruled out and dominated tpossession for long periods. But Cameroon did have their own chances but just could not convert them. Samuel Eto and Choupu Mothing had a couple of chances that they failed to convert and at this level you'll be punished for failing to score. Alex Song, Stephane Mbia can provide the quality through the midfield and will be looking to Eto to get in similar positions against Croatia especially as the Croatian goalkeeper looked very shaky in the opening game with Brazil.
Croatia get Mario Mandzukich back and he will be welcomed with open arms, the Bayern Munich striker is a class above his replacement Jelavich who just could not find the back of the net against Brazil. With Rakitich and Modric in the center Croatia have similar star players in midfield and a top class striker up front. These two teams are pretty well matched and really the loser of this game is going home so this one could be a ding dong battle.
Although there have been a couple of unders in recent games, the overs have been king in Brazil with only two of the fifteen completed first round games going under the 2.5 goal mark. I think we see another game go over here. Croatia look vulnerable at the back with a goalkeeper who was at fault for two of the three goals scored by Brazil. Cameroon look susceptible to the set piece and I think we will see goals here. Take the over. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo