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Peru vs Croatia 23 March 2018: International Soccer Preview and Predictions

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Croatia will be optimistic leading into the 2018 FIFA World Cup and their preparation for this tournament begins this weekend as they take on South American side Peru. Both teams will be playing in the World Cup meaning that there is enough talent to provide a very exciting game of football.

Peru will be at home for this game and that is huge since games in South America are largely influenced by the home fans. Beating Croatia will be a huge boost for the South American side since it will show the world that they can compete at the highest level of international football. Peru will need to be well organized since if they are not, the talented Croatian side will destroy them.

Looking at the visitors, there is tons of talent in the side. The likes of Rakitic and Modric will sure up the midfield while there is enough attacking threat. This is a game which Croatia will look to win easily and if they play well they should. The biggest test that Croatia will face will be the South American crowd and the conditions of playing football in Peru. That being said, Croatia are a good side and they should be good enough to win in foreign conditions.

As far as betting is concerned, I am going to suggest that we wager on the outright market. We are getting a good price to bet on Croatia to win and due to that reason, it is the bet which I am going to suggest. I am also expecting this to be a high scoring game since neither team can defend and due to that reason, we should bet on the over 2.5 goals.

 

Pick:
Croatia

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