Croatia vs Russia. Who will get a direct ticket to the 2022 World Cup?

On Sunday, November 14, at the "Polyud" arena in Split, Croatia will measure their strength with Russia.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Croatia vs Russia


The Croatians started the selection with an unexpected defeat on the road from Slovenia (0-1), but then gave a dry streak of 6 matches, losing points only in the away game with Russia (0-0). In the 8th round, Dalic's team had problems in the home game against the Slovaks (2-2), but in the 9th round they crushed the Malta national team: 7-1.


Russia is conducting the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup with two different coaches. Under the leadership of Cherchesov, they won two matches out of three, losing away to Slovakia (1-2), and with the arrival of Karpin, the team game changed, and the results speak for themselves: 6 games, 5 wins, a draw with Croatia (0-0) and only one conceded goal (2-1 away victory over Slovenia). In the last match, on Thursday, Russia didn’t leave a stone unturned from Cyprus, scoring 6 unanswered goals: 6-0.

Croatia vs Russia

Croatia vs Russia facts

  • Under the leadership of Karpin (6 games), Russia conceded only one goal;
  • Russia has scored away in 11 of the last 12 matches;
  • The Croats have scored a home streak of 12 matches;
  • All 4th official meetings ended in a draw;
  • All three in-person meetings in the qualifying rounds ended with a score of 0-0;
  • Croatia and Russia scored big wins on Thursday, with 11 different players scoring goals.

ODDs from download 1xbet

Bookmakers consider Croatia to be the favorite of the confrontation, offering to take its victory for 1.62. The draw goes for 4.1, and the victory for Russia is given for 5.2. 1xbet cannot determine the performance for the match: "Total Under (2.5)" - for 1.9, "Total Over (2.5)" - for 1.9. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

In Moscow, on September 1, the teams shared the points without scoring a single goal: 0-0. The result is quite natural, the fight was not rich in scoring chances.

And so, the fate of a direct ticket to the 2022 World Cup from group "N" will be determined in a face-to-face meeting of two applicants in the final round of the qualifying cycle. Russia is the leader of the group, has 22 points, while Croatia scored two points less. The layouts are simple: Karpin's team will be satisfied with a draw, but the "checkers" only need a victory in order to complete the selection in the first place. We remind you that the teams that took second places in their groups are waiting for the playoff round. Of course, no one wants play-offs and the bet will be on the upcoming battle. You should not expect active action from the Russians in the attack, although an early goal of the Croats, of course, can change everything, and then the game will turn out to be very interesting and spectacular. Croatia regularly scores at home, and the Russians, it is worth noting, play effectively in away matches, therefore, the option “Total Over (2.0)” for 1.46 seems to be an absolutely safe bet. Karpin's team is now on the move, and it will definitely not be possible to beat it easily, so you can safely take "Russia with Handicap (+1.5)" for 1.44 or "Russia with Handicap (+1.0)" for 1.74.

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