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Croatia vs Belgium: World Cup Group Stage Odds & Best Bets

09:03 GMT+3 01/12/2022
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Qatar
With both of these European powerhouses looking to book their place in the last 16, this should be an explosive match with plenty of goals

Group F will come down to this last match of the group stage with either Croatia or Belgium going home early.

A draw will see the Croat's through, but Belgium either need to win to clinch a spot in the knockout stage, or hope Canada defeats Morocco by more than two goals .

Will the 2018 finalists make another deep run this year? Is this the end of the golden era of Belgian football?

Let's dive into current betting odds to uncover the best bets and props for this Group F showdown between Croatia and Belgium.

Croatia vs Belgium Current Odds

  • 3-way handicap: Belgium (+160) | Draw (+225) | Croatia (+170)
  • Draw No Bet: Belgium (-120) |Croatia (-115)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-105) | Under 2.5 (-135)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-130) | No (-110)

Croatia vs Belgium odds are current as of Monday, Nov.28, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

The Red Devils are slightly favored in this matchup at +160, but Croatia is right on their heels at +170. The oddsmakers do expect both teams to find the scoresheet, but believe it there will be fewer than three goals with the Under 2.5 juiced to -135.

Croatia vs Belgium Prediction

Croatia 2-1 Belgium

These two teams were in the semifinals of the previous World Cup, but one of them will most likely be exiting Qatar after this match.

Both teams have prolific attacks, but we have yet to see Belgium at the top of their game this tournament. They scraped to a 1-0 victory against Canada, despite being outplayed for a majority of that game. They faltered against Morocco and now have no room for error against Croatia.

After a disappointing 0-0 draw against Morocco in their first game, Croatia came alive in their 4-1 victory over Canada in their second match. Luka Modrić and Ivan Perišić reminded the World that they are still at the top of their game, and why they made it to the finals of the 2018 World Cup.

It will be interesting to see if Romelu Lukaku will be healthy enough to start for Belgium as he is desperately needed for them up top. Michy Batshuayi has underperformed in the number 9 role for the Red Devils in this tournament.

This game will be wide open, with the Belgians going for the win and Croatia likely focusing on the counter attack. Canada had 52% of the possession against Croatia in their previous match, but the Croat’s still managed to have 10 shots on target. We should see goals from both teams and an exciting match between the two European giants.

Croatia vs Belgium Betting Tips

  • Belgium have made it to at least the quarterfinals in two consecutive World Cups.
  • These two nations have never faced each other at the World Cup.
  • Belgium are 2-0 in their last two matches against Croatia, with Lukaku scoring three goals combined in those two games.

Croatia vs Belgium Best Bets

➕ Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Total Goals (+130) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

With Belgium playing for the win, this will be a very open match with numerous opportunities for both teams. Croatia thrives on the counter-attack as Belgium will look to control the possession in the midfield. This game could very well end in a draw, which benefits Croatia, but there will definitely be goals scored.