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Croatia vs. England - 7/11/18 World Cup Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
England vs Croatia
Date & Time Wednesday July 11, 2018, 2:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: England +130 / Draw +225 / Croatia +217 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FOX
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Soccer | England vs Croatia
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Croatia and England will play each other in the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It is safe to say that neither side would have expected to get this far is the competition but now that the dream has happened, the teams must push on and aim to lift the trophy. There are many talented players in this match and both teams will be desperate to win this match so I am expecting a terrific footballing contest.

England have been solid in this tournament and although they have not had any major tests, they have proved that they are a good team and capable of winning. The Three Lions have become very popular at home and the entire nation is feeling that there is a realistic chance of making history. Harry Kane has been exceptional for England and is currently the leading goalscorer for the tournament. It is also important to point out the England defense which has been great. Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker have both looked very sharp with Jordan Pickford looking great in goals. This will be the biggest challenge of the tournament for England and it will be interesting to see how this game ends.

On the other side of the coin, Croatia have shown that they are one of the best sides in the world. This team has beaten Argentina and is still one of the few remaining teams with a perfect record in this competition. Croatia have the best midfield in the tournament with Perisic, Rakitic, and Modric dominating the middle of the park. If this can happen again, Croatia will be hard to beat.

All in all, I am going to predict that England wins this match. This is not an easy predicting but I feel that England have a better team than Croatia. It is important to have a solid defense in the later stages of the World Cup and England have proven that they can defend. We are getting a good price to wager on England making it to the final so that is the bet which I am going to suggest that we make.

 

Pick:
England

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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