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Croatia vs. Argentina - 6/21/18 World Cup Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Argentina vs. Croatia
Date & Time Thursday June 21, 2018, 2:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: CRO +314 / ARG +102 / Draw +235 -- Over/Under: 2
TV Channel
FOX
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Soccer | Argentina vs. Croatia
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Argentina and Croatia are the two strongest teams in their group and they face each other in a big game in the FIFA World Cup. Both nations are filled with very talented players and as a result, we should be able to witness a great game of football.

Argentina were poor in their opening game as Messi and his team only managed to get a draw against Iceland. That result means that Argentina must win this game or they will be at risk to not make it out of the group. This team is filled with tons of talent but the defense is an issue and the players don’t seem to play well together as a team. These issues need to be sorted out if they want to run deep in this World Cup.

On the other side of the coin, Croatia were very good in their opening game as they easily beat a highly regarded Nigerian side. Argentina will be a bigger test but having won their opening game, things are looking good. Croatia have one of the strongest midfields in the world and if the likes of Modric play well, they should be able to dominate the middle of the park. The issue with Croatia will be defending against the likes of Messi and Aguero.

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict that this game ends in a draw. While Argentina are heavily talented, they are looking way too poor to win this game. On the other hand, I don’t think Croatia are good enough to beat Argentina. We are getting a good price on the draw and it is a fair result so it is the wager which I am going to suggest for this game.

 

Pick:
Draw

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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