Croatia vs. Brazil Bet Builder Tips: Raphinha to hit the target in 21/1 Bet Builder
Croatia face Brazil in the first of the quarter-final matches on Friday at the World Cup and here at BettingOdds.com we’ve put together our best bet builder tips in the form of a 21/1 shout.
120 minutes of football could not separate Japan and Croatia in their last-16 clash, but it was The Checkered Ones who came out on top from 12 yards after winning on penalties. Croatia will now be aiming to reach the sem-final stage for the third time in their history after having done so in 1998 and 2018.
Brazil put on a footballing masterclass against South Korea in the 4-1 win on Tuesday evening reminding everyone why they are the 7/4 favourites to lift the trophy on December 18th. The five-time winners of the tournament last lifted the trophy back in 2002 but have been eliminated at the quarter-final stage in three of the last four renewals.
Croatia vs Brazil Bet Builder Tips
We are kicking off this four-pronged punt on Friday with Raphinha to register two or more shots on target in the match. Paddy Power are 9/4 on this selection as a single which is the best in the industry at the time of writing and is a bet that has landed in two of his three starts at the World Cup so far.
In Brazil’s opening fixture against Serbia the Barcelona forward hit the target twice and followed that up with one against Switzerland in the second game of the tournament. After being rested for the Cameroon game, Raphinha was electric against South Korea in a game where he let off five shots with three of them hitting the target. No Brazil player has registered more shots on target at this World Cup and with confidence high, Tite’s men can put on another show here.
Next up we move to the passes market where we are siding with Danilo to attempt 70 or more. After being brought into the side against Serbia the full-back made 73 passes and then in the match against South Korea he made 70, despite being substituted with 17 minutes of normal time remaining. 10/11 looks a little generous here from Paddy Power for him to clear this line for the third time in a row with other firms such as Boylesports going just 4/6 about the same selection.
Brazil have one of the most skilful and complete attacks at this World Cup and with Neymar, Vinicius Junior and Raphinha they have players who are used to winning lots of fouls. This was on display none more so than in Brazil’s game with Serbia where Neymar was fouled an incredible nine times.
No player for Croatia has committed more fouls at this World Cup than Modric (9) and after two fouls against Japan in the last round, it would be no surprise to see that figure rise here against much trickier opponents.
We’re rounding off our selections with Croatia’s Josko Gvardiol to commit one or more fouls. The centre-back has made one foul in all four of his appearances out in Qatar and is another who will have his work cut out against Richarlison, Neymar, Vinicius and Raphinha.
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