Brazil v Croatia Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
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Brazil are the favourites to triumph in Russia and we are backing them to record a win in their penultimate friendly match before the World Cup

These two sides played out a very entertaining opening match in the previous World Cup in Sao Paulo four years ago, and they meet at Anfield this weekend in what should be a high quality friendly.

Brazil's qualification for Russia was imperious under coach Tite winning the CONMEBOL tournament with ease after a slow start. Croatia meanwhile needed a play-off win over Greece to qualify for the World Cup and the Balkan nation will be expecting to make it through to the knockout stage in Russia.

Latest odds

Brazil have only lost one of their last 29 friendlies and dabblebet price them at 1/2 (1.50) to claim the win in Liverpool.

Croatia for their part lost their last game against South American opposition when they were beaten 2-0 by Peru in March. Zlatko Dalic's men are offered at 6/1 (7.00) with the draw at 3/1 (4.00) .

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Team news

The fitness of Neymar remains a concern for Brazil, with the Paris Saint-Germain forward having been missing for the last three months. Neymar has been training with his national team-mates this week and it remains to be seen whether or not he gets any minutes at Anfield. 

Preview

Brazil's last game on English soil saw them draw 0-0 with England at Wembley back in November. That was their first goalless friendly since 2011 and generally La Canarinha provide entertainment when they play.

Croatia were extremely solid in qualifying though, conceding just four goals in ten matches and they can make things tough for the five times World Cup winners.

Brazil v Croatia betting preview

Tips and predictions

A low-scoring win for Brazil would seem the logical selection for this game and a victory for Tite's men and under 3.5 goals scored is priced at a tempting looking 21/20 (2.05) .

This bet has paid out in both friendlies that Brazil have contested this year (against Russia and Germany) and looks like an intelligent way to back the favourites.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Brazil to win and under 3.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet  

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Brazil

form

All
URU 0 - 2 BRA
W
BRA 1 - 0 VEN
W
PER 2 - 4 BRA
W
BRA 5 - 0 BOL
W
Croatia

form

All
CRO 3 - 0 MLT
W
CRO 1 - 0 CYP
W
SVN 1 - 0 CRO
L
CRO 2 - 3 POR
L
SWE 2 - 1 CRO
L
TUR 3 - 3 CRO
D
CRO 1 - 2 FRA
L
CRO 2 - 1 SWE
W
SUI 1 - 2 CRO
W
FRA 4 - 2 CRO
L
Head to Head
4 Matches (1 Draws)
3 Total wins 0
3 Home wins 0
0 Away wins 0
Last 5 Matches
3 Wins
1 Draw
0 Wins
BRA 2 - 0 CRO
BRA 3 - 1 CRO
BRA 1 - 0 CRO
CRO 1 - 1 BRA
7 Goals Scored 2
Games Over 2.5 Goals 1 / 4
Both Teams Scored 2 / 4
Team Comparison
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Match Facts

  1. Brazil have faced Croatia four times, with two victories (in World Cups) and two draws (in internationals).
  2. The first time they met was on May 22, 1996, in a friendly in Manaus, where they drew 1-1.
  3. The last match between them took place in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup; Brazil won 3-1 with Neymar scoring a brace.
  4. Brazil have not played in Liverpool since 1995, when they defeated Japan 3-0 in an international friendly.
  5. Brazil only won one of their last four friendlies in England (D2 L1) - 1-0 vs. Chile in 2015.
  6. Croatia have lost four of their last five games against South American national teams (D1).
  7. The only game Croatia have won against a South American side was in 2006 (D4 L6), in a friendly against Argentina (3-2).
  8. With Tite as coach, Brazil have lost only one of their 19 games (W15 D3) -  0-1 against Argentina, in a friendly on June 9, 2017.
  9. When Brazil defeated Croatia in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup, they had 60.9% of possession, which was their highest percentage in the entire competition.
  10. Only two Croatians have scored against Brazil: Niko Kranjčar, on August 17, 2005 (1-1 friendly) and Milan Rapaic, on May 22, 1996 (1-1 friendly).
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