Venue: Kaliningrad Stadium, Russia
Date and Time: Sunday, June 17, 2018 / 3:00 AM (GMT +8)
12BET (Football Tip)
2018 FIFA World Cup promises to feature competitive matches in the Russian capital. Therefore, without a doubt Croatia and Nigeria are going to be ready when they collide for their opening Group D clash at the Kaliningrad Stadium. (Don’t forget to check 12BET for the best Free Betting Tips)
The Blazers, who tend to play more passive football, are struggling when it comes to consistency. However, they vowed to improve when their opening campaign kicks off in the opening round against Nigeria. Croatia got their spot to this year’s World Cup by finishing second in UEFA qualifying with two points behind Group I winners Iceland. Later on, they advanced to UEFA playoffs by beating Greece to 4-1 on aggregate to book their final spot in the biggest football competition in the world. All eyes will surely be on Juventus strike Mario Mandzukic, Monaco’s Daniel Subasic, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Real Madrid/team captain Luka Madrid.
Nigeria hopes to put an end to their four-game losing run following their 0-2 defeat to Serbia, a 1-1 draw to DR Congo, a 1-2 loss to England and 0-1 downfall over Czech Republic in the recent international friendlies. Meanwhile, they reserved their ticket to the World Cup group stage by finishing above Zambia, Cameeron and Algeria in Group B of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Moving forward, Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, Brighton & Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun, Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho and captain John Obi Mikel are expected to be ready in the upcoming battle one match at a time.
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Croatia and Nigeria have never gone head-to-head before and this could be an intriguing when they play for their Group D opening game, fighting and battling for the last 16. It’s going to be a thrilling football match that the fans will surely enjoy.
Croatia to win 1.72 (The Soccer Bet odds might change without prior notice)
Nigeria to win 5.00
Draw – 3.50
Predicted Score: 3-1 in favor of Croatia
Which side are you? Place your bets now and stay tuned for the forthcoming events, Predictions and Betting Odds as you catch all of the FIFA World Cup action in Russia.
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