Russia vs Croatia. Will the Russians be able to beat the Croats for the first time in history?

On September 1, as part of the selection for the 2022 World Cup, the national teams of Russia and Croatia will compete. The battle will be hosted by the Luzhniki Arena (Moscow).

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Russia vs Croatia


The Russian national team started the qualifying campaign excellently, immediately giving out two victories in a row. However, in the last match, the team stumbled, losing 1: 2 to Slovakia on the road. The guys of Stanislav Cherchesov started the meeting more convincingly, but the team made mistakes, which the Slovaks used. Already in the second half, the Russians broke the score with Fernandez's efforts, but this was not enough for success. Russia takes 2nd place in the group, after 3 rounds the national team has 6 points, with a goal difference of 6: 4. But at Euro 2020, the Russians frankly failed, the team could not get out of the group.

Such a failure led to a change on the coaching bridge. The national team will finish the selection under the direction of Valery Karpin.


Croatia surprised at the very start of the selection, losing on the road to Slovenia 0: 1. After that, the "checkers" joined the fight, winning the next two battles. In an extreme meeting, the guys of Zlatko Dalich beat Malta 3: 0 at home. The "fiery" completely controlled the course of the meeting, the hosts' attack constantly pressed on, as a result, in the second half, they removed all questions about the winner. Helped the Croats to succeed Modric, Perisic and Brekalo. Croatia are now leading their group with 6 points, with a goal difference of 4: 1.

In the summer, the “checkers” did not play the Euro in the best way, the national team made it to the playoffs , but in the very first round they stumbled over Spain 3: 5.

Russia vs Croatia

Russia vs Croatia facts

  • Croatia have not lost to Russia in their last 4 matches;
  • Three of the four matches of the teams ended in a draw;
  • Total under 2.5 played in 3 out of 4 head-to-head matches of the teams.

ODDs from download 1xbet

Bookmakers give guests from Croatia a slight advantage in this pair. For the victory of the Russian national team, the quotes were 2.89. You can bet on a draw with the odds - 3.24. The quotes for the victory of Croatia are accepted - 2.59. Bookmakers do not expect goals from national teams. BC 1xbet offers to bet on "Total over 2.5" with quotes - 2.18, and on "Total under 2.5" the coefficient is equal to 1.72.  Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Russia is approaching the new matches not in the best shape, the national team runs the risk of stalling in the current qualifying cycle. Croatia in this regard looks predictable, the team has been at the same time for several years now. In the face-to-face duel, the "checkers" will win, the guys of Dalic, even on the road, will find what to oppose the attack of the Russians, and realize the chances at the opponent's goal: the victory of Croatia - 2.66.

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