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Written by Martina | 14th May 2018
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Today, we’re going to inform you about the Croatia to win World Cup 2018 odds.

In case you haven’t noticed, the Fifa World Cup is just over a month away and we’re all geared up for it. Many have already chosen their favourite team to win (and not all of them have been England) so it’s about time for you to choose if you haven’t already.

As it happens, Croatia appears to be a good contender for the World Cup. If you’re still unsure, we’ve put together all the right odds a Croatia World Cup victory may occur. We believe they have a strong chance entering into the next round at the very least.

On the other hand, it’s very probably Croatia will surprise us all and have a good run and win the whole thing. We think their chances of going far are pretty good, at any rate. Either way, we’re here to provide you with a guide on how best to take on all the odds Croatia World Cup 2018 outcome.

Croatia at World Cup 2018 Qualifiers

Croatia did well during the World Cup 2018 qualifiers, succeeding to progress into the World Cup itself among many other European nations. With so much stiff competition, it should be pretty obvious that Croatia has a lot to live up to.

Here are all the European teams to play alongside Croatia:

  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • England
  • Spain
  • Iceland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • of Ireland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Sweden
  • Portugal
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Luxemburg
  • Germany
  • Switzerland

Stiff competition indeed. Among this crowd, you have the likes of World Cup winners like France and Germany. Thankfully, we think Croatia will probably get further than England, so we have faith they’ll do better than us. Then again, they might not.

And looking at all their past performance in previous matches, Croatia has a better chance than us of proceeding into the next round. They have been strong contenders in previous World Cups and have, in some instances, got a fair way into the competition.

TL; DR — Croatia performed well in the qualifiers and it seems their odds of moving onto the next round are plausible.

Odds on Croatia vs Nigeria Match

The first match Croatia will play in will be against Nigeria on 16th June, in one of the first rounds of matches to qualify for the next round. This match also contributes to the odds for Croatia to win World Cup 2018.

Apparently, Croatia may be in for a chance of going one or two rounds into the World Cup. Though, that isn’t to say Nigeria won’t beat them in their first match. In fact, it would be naïve to think Nigeria don’t stand a chance.

Here are the best odds of Croatia winning against Nigeria that align with our theory of them entering the next round:

  • Croatia — 49%
  • Draw — 28%
  • Nigeria — 23%

In short, Croatia are more likely to win based on past performances, meaning them likely to have strong win World Cup 2018 odds. Still, the chance could be snatched away if they end up drawing or if Nigeria pulls out all the stops and manages to triumph over them. We’d say that’s not likely to happen, though, as their past performance doesn’t tally up to Croatia’s.

On the other hand, all odds aren’t entirely reflective of reality. Say one of Croatia’s best players sustains an injury? That would seriously damage their chances of moving onto the next round. Point is, nothing is impossible, and odds tend to change. Better to place your bet as close to the time of the match as possible.

TL;DR — Croatia will likely beat Nigeria in their first match but it is also possible they won’t. Odds Croatia win World Cup 2018 may also change.  

Odds on Croatia Winning 2018 World Cup

To be honest, the odds on Croatia winning World Cup 2018 are not that strong. While Croatia is a good team to support during the first round, it is unlikely they’d progress much further beyond that. Forget about finals or even the semi-finals! This isn’t a slight against them, it’s just there are much better teams among the ranks like Germany, France and Brazil that they don’t really have much hope of contending with.

If you don’t believe us, take a look at the odds of Croatia to win World Cup 2018 for yourself:

  • Sky Bet — 40/1
  • Oddschecker — 40/1
  • Bwin — 40/1

Clearly, Croatia to win the World Cup entirely on those odds is a somewhat unlikely outcome. But this change depending who they play against. Make sure to change your betting strategy accordingly as you could save yourself a lot of money.

Again, we’d like to reiterate that this is not a slight on the Croatians. We just think their chances of winning the World Cup are pretty slim and we don’t wish to lure bettors into a false sense of security. Bet on them all you want in their first match but beyond that we wouldn’t recommend relying on them any further.

TL;DR — Betting odds Croatia to win World Cup 2018 are not the strongest. But then again anything can change! 

Other Possible Croatia World Cup Bets

If Croatia manages not to go into the next round, there are different ways in which you can make bets and profit from them. After all, not every team is a winner, and if you don’t like Croatia World Cup 2018 odds there are different paths you can pursue.

For example, you can bet on whether Croatia will score the first goal of the match they play against Nigeria, whether there will be an offside, or if there will be any players given a yellow card. World Cup 2018 Croatia fixtures make these kinds of bets much more viable than them winning the entire World Cup, if we’re frank. That doesn’t mean, however, that they can’t nor ever will. Quite the contrary.

However, you can still bet on them getting into the next round as your safe bet and you’ll more than likely win a fair amount, even if the risk is lower than them losing to Nigeria. It would be silly to think that it could never happen.

Overall, betting odds for Croatia to win the World Cup are slim but they could head into the next round given the right circumstances. That is our take on the odds on Croatia to win World Cup 2018.

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