A thriller of a contest is on the cards and a must-win game for Croatia to qualify for the World Cup without playing the playoffs. This is slightly edged towards the Croats as they are playing at home where they are unbeaten so far in the competition.
Tip: Croatia To Win @ 1.70
In the last five head-to-head matches, Croatia has won two matches, while Russia hasn’t won a single game, and three of those matches ended in a draw. In the last ten matches that Croatia has played across competitions, they have won four matches, drawn three matches, and lost three matches. Russia on the other hand has won six matches, drawn two matches, and lost two matches in the last ten matches that they have played across competitions. Croatia has won three matches, drawn one match in the last four matches that they have played on home turf in the World Cup qualifiers. So, it is very likely that Croatia will win the match at 1.70 odds available at the Melbet sportsbook.
Tip: Total Goals Under 2.5 @ 1.85
Three of the last five head-to-head meetings have resulted in under 2.5 goals, for a total of eight goals scored at an average of 1.6 goals per match. Under 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Croatia’s last ten matches in all competitions. In seven of Russia’s last ten matches across all competitions, less than 2.5 goals have been scored. In addition, under 2.5 goals have been scored in three of Russia’s last five away matches. Aside from that, in the reverse matchup of this match, no more than 2.5 goals were scored. As a result, the Betway sportsbook’s 1.85 odds indicate that there will be less than 2.5 goals scored.