For all the bookies, Croatia’s next game against Denmark will pan out with another impressive show by Zlatko Dalic’s side who secured three straight victories to top Group D, with the highlight of being a 3-0 demolition of Argentina. According to online sportsbooks in Russia, it’s hard to perceive Denmark as a real threat to Croatia’s side who has been so dominant and so in control in all previous games. That leaves World Cup round of 16 odds totally in favour of Croatia to beat Denmark next Sunday at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.
Who Will Go Down in History?
If we look at the stats, the picture seems very clear of what Croatia are capable of. They have won 7 of their last 10 matches overall, while Denmark have won just 3 of their 9 games since hammering the Republic of Ireland in the play-offs. In the group-stage, Croatia sealed the nine points alongside Uruguay and Belgium, while the Danes maintained the runners-up spot with low tempo, suggesting they don’t have strong energy to get beyond this round.
Croatia in their last match against Iceland did not have to go all the way and capture the victory, as they were already qualified to round of 16, but still they had the passion and will to claim 2-1 triumph. On the other side, Denmark exhibited the worst game in 2018 World Cup so far, by settling to goalless match and being comfortable with the second position behind France.
Croatia’s Tactical Domination
From the position point of view, internet sportsbook sites in Russia suggest Croatia to have plenty of possession given the technical expertise of their players, and that will leave Denmark chasing shadows for much of this contest, especially in the attacking areas. The only way that Denmark could net is by nesting on defense during the whole 90-minutes and hoping for their creative talent Christian Eriksen to steal a goal at a critical point.
World Cup Round of 16 Odds
Croatia with no doubt look superior ahead of this encounter. Their World Cup round of 16 odds are (1.83), while Denmark odds stand at (5.00), according to Bwin Sportsbook. The odds for a draw are (3.30), but we do not recommend voting for such result, as Croatia have five different scorers who are capable of netting at least twice with (1.48) odds. Do you think Denmark could go against the odds and progress to the quarterfinals? If so, leave us your thoughts in the comments section.