Messi’s Last World Cup Match? – Argentina vs Croatia Predictions and Best Odds for World Cup Semi-Final

Argentina's Lionel Messi Celebrates Scoring on September 27, 2022 as Argentina vs Croatia Is Their Next Big Game

The 2022 World Cup is nearing its completion as we hurtle toward the semi-final stage. We are down to just four teams, two of which were expected to make deep runs, while the other two have pulled off tournament miracles to reach this stage. In this contest, one of those underdogs will take on one of the best players in the world and his in-form nation.

Argentina vs Croatia Predictions and Best Odds for December 13

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Argentina Run of Form

Argentina is on an incredible run with only one defeat in their last 41 games. They entered this tournament on the back of a 36-game undefeated streak which was brought to an end by Saudi Arabia. Since that defeat, the nation has been flawless and is the favourite to take home the trophy.

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A once-in-a-lifetime upset threatened to derail this campaign, but all is going according to plan for Messi and co.

Croatia Run of Form

While not as unbeatable as their opposition, Croatia has proven to be a very difficult team to beat. They haven’t lost a single game in this World Cup, although four of those have ended in a draw at the end of regulation time, and have only lost once in all of 2022.

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While their record doesn’t jump off the page, a keen eye can tell that this is a team who won’t be beaten easily.

Head to Head

There have only been five matches between these two nations but their most recent clash was in the 2018 World Cup. The Vatreni won that game by three goals to nil in a group stage game. The all-time record currently sits at two wins apiece with one draw.

Argentina vs Croatia Prediction

This is quite the coin toss. One team is incredibly talented and the other knows how to get results. La Albiceleste will likely have enough quality to get the win in this one. While Zlatko Dalic and his team are solid and difficult to break down, this may be the end of their tournament.

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Current Betting Odds: Argentina vs Croatia

Lionel Scaloni’s team are big favourites in the betting market. SkyBet currently has them at 17/20 odds of winning while Croatia trails at 18/5.

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Last Word on Football recognise Qatar’s human rights abuses and instances of corruption taking place throughout the nation and in the background of the World Cup. Learn more about some of the issues surrounding the World Cup here.