Argentina vs Croatia. Which team will reach the final of the World Cup?

On Tuesday, December 13, at the Lusail Ikonik stadium, a duel between Argentina and Croatia will take place as part of the semi-finals of the World Cup.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Argentina vs Croatia


The defeat in the first round against Saudi Arabia shocked the football community, but since then the Argentine national team has not lost and has already reached the semi-finals of the World Cup. Wards of Lionel Scaloni add during the tournament and they have only one step left to take before the main match.

At the last stage of the World Cup, the Argentines only passed the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out, but they could well cope with their opponent in regular time. The team still has problems in defense and the coaching staff of the Argentina national team will definitely need to work on this component of the game before the semi-final match.


The Croatian team has already won two penalty shootouts at the World Cup in Qatar: first, the wards of Zlatko Dalic overcame the Japanese, and then sensationally knocked out one of the main favorites of the tournament, the Brazilian national team, from the tournament. Now the "checkered" rightly expect to defeat another eminent South American team.

Of course, in the future semi-final match the Croatian team will be an underdog, but this status is unlikely to confuse the players of this team. There were many sensations at this World Cup, and the Croats have repeatedly proved that they do not recognize authorities and are ready to fight for the desired result to the last. They have completed their main task for the World Cup long ago and will now play under much less pressure than their opponents.

Argentina vs Croatia

Argentina vs Croatia facts

  • In the past, the teams played each other four times at different levels: Argentina won two matches, Croatia won two matches;
  • At the world championships, the rivals met each other twice: in 1998, Argentina defeated Croatia with a score of 1:0, and in 2018, the Croats won 3:0;
  • In three of these four matches between the teams, the bet on total over 2.5 goals has gone;
  • In two of these four matches between opponents, the bet on "both teams to score" has gone;
  • The Croatian national team has not yet lost at the World Cup in Qatar;
  • The Argentina national team scored in all matches at this World Cup.

Odds from download 1xbet

1xbet, a well-known betting company among football fans, offers its customers the following odds for such a match of the 1/2 finals of the World Cup in Qatar: you can bet on the victory of Argentina for 1.83, on a draw - for 3.45, and on the victory of Croatia - for solid 4.90. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Both teams have made a very difficult path to the 1/2 finals and it is unlikely that the opponents will come to such an important match in their best condition. Argentina is considered the bookmaker's favorite, but Croatia will definitely have its own claims and a great desire to create another sensation at this World Cup. The class of the Argentine national football team and the genius of Lionel Messi can play a key role in such a confrontation, which means that a bet on a clear victory of Argentina for 1.88.

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