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07 Dec 2022
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Eddy Tora 07 Dec 2022
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Neymar has scored 3 goals in Brazil’s last 2 matches against Croatia (Getty)

Croatia vs Brazil Predictions


Brazil were dominant against South Korea and should be too good for Croatia. With Neymar getting back to full fitness, he can score and send his nation to the semi-finals.
  • Croatia vs Brazil Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Croatia Form
  • Croatia Squad & Team News
  • Brazil Form
  • Brazil Squad & Team News
  • Croatia vs Brazil Live Stream FAQ

  • Croatia have failed to score in 2 of their last 4 matches (World Cup).
  • Brazil have won their last 2 matches against Croatia (World Cup).
  • Brazil’s Neymar has scored 3 goals in his last 2 matches against Croatia.
  • Brazil have won 10 of their last 11 matches.
  • Brazil have won by 2+ goals in 8 of their last 11 matches.
  • Brazil have kept 9 clean sheet in their last 14 matches.

Head to Head


Brazil have a 2-0 advantage against Croatia, both matches coming in the World Cup group stage.

Brazil won 1-0 in 2006 and 3-1 in 2014.

Croatia Form


Croatia started their World Cup campaign with a 0-0 draw against Morocco despite having 65% possession.

Zlatko Dalic’s side bounced back with a 4-1 victory against Canada after falling behind early, Andrej Kramaric scoring two goals alongside strikes to Marko Livaja and Lovro Majer.

The Blazers ended the group stage with a 0-0 draw against Belgium. They had 4-3 shots on target and held on under late pressure.

Croatia got past Japan on penalties in the Round of 16. Ivan Perisic equalised I the second half, goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic coming up big in the shootout. 

Croatia Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Dominik Livaković 9 January 1995 (age 27) 38 0 Dinamo Zagreb
GK Ivo Grbić 18 January 1996 (age 26) 2 0 Atlético Madrid
GK Ivica Ivušić 1 February 1995 (age 27) 5 0 Osijek
DF Josip Stanišić 2 April 2000 (age 22) 7 0 Bayern Munich
DF Borna Barišić 10 November 1992 (age 30) 29 1 Rangers
DF Martin Erlić 24 January 1998 (age 24) 4 0 Sassuolo
DF Dejan Lovren 5 July 1989 (age 33) 76 5 Zenit Saint Petersburg
DF Borna Sosa 21 January 1998 (age 24) 11 1 VfB Stuttgart
DF Joško Gvardiol 23 January 2002 (age 20) 16 1 RB Leipzig
DF Domagoj Vida (vice-captain) 29 April 1989 (age 33) 100 4 AEK Athens
DF Josip Juranović 16 August 1995 (age 27) 25 0 Celtic
DF Josip Šutalo 28 February 2000 (age 22) 3 0 Dinamo Zagreb
MF Lovro Majer 17 January 1998 (age 24) 15 4 Rennes
MF Mateo Kovačić 6 May 1994 (age 28) 88 3 Chelsea
MF Luka Modrić (captain) 9 September 1985 (age 37) 159 23 Real Madrid
MF Marcelo Brozović 16 November 1992 (age 30) 81 7 Internazionale
MF Nikola Vlašić 4 October 1997 (age 25) 45 7 Torino
MF Mario Pašalić 9 February 1995 (age 27) 47 7 Atalanta
MF Luka Sučić 8 September 2002 (age 20) 4 0 Salzburg
MF Kristijan Jakić 14 May 1997 (age 25) 4 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
FW Ivan Perišić 2 February 1989 (age 33) 120 33 Tottenham Hotspur
FW Andrej Kramarić 19 June 1991 (age 31) 78 22 1899 Hoffenheim
FW Marko Livaja 26 August 1993 (age 29) 18 4 Hajduk Split
FW Bruno Petković 16 September 1994 (age 28) 26 6 Dinamo Zagreb
FW Ante Budimir 22 July 1991 (age 31) 16 1 Osasuna
FW Mislav Oršić 29 December 1992 (age 29) 24 1 Dinamo Zagreb

Left back Josip Stanisic is doubtful but Borna Sosa should be ready to start after recovering from a virus.

Ivan Perišić has scored 33 goals in 120 internationals.

Brazil Form


Brazil began the World Cup with a comfortable 2-0 win against Serbia. Richarlison scored both goals in a match where they had 9-0 shots on target.

The Seleção beat Switzerland 1-0 where they had 5-0 shots on target, Casemiro scoring a late winner.

Tite fielded a second string side in their final group game where they lost 1-0 against Cameroon, conceding in added time.

Brazil crushed South Korea 4-1 in the Round of 16. Vinícius Júnior opened the scoring with Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paquetá on target before half time.

Brazil Squad & Team News


Pos.
Player
D.O.B. (age)
Caps
Goals
Club
GK Alisson 2 October 1992 (age 30) 60 0 Liverpool
GK Weverton 13 December 1987 (age 34) 9 0 Palmeiras
GK Ederson 17 August 1993 (age 29) 19 0 Manchester City
DF Danilo 15 July 1991 (age 31) 48 1 Juventus
DF Thiago Silva (captain) 22 September 1984 (age 38) 112 7 Chelsea
DF Marquinhos 14 May 1994 (age 28) 75 5 Paris Saint-Germain
DF Alex Sandro 26 January 1991 (age 31) 39 2 Juventus
DF Dani Alves 6 May 1983 (age 39) 126 8 UNAM
DF Éder Militão 18 January 1998 (age 24) 26 1 Real Madrid
DF Alex Telles 15 December 1992 (age 29) 10 0 Sevilla
DF Bremer 18 March 1997 (age 25) 3 0 Juventus
MF Casemiro 23 February 1992 (age 30) 68 6 Manchester United
MF Lucas Paquetá 27 August 1997 (age 25) 38 8 West Ham United
MF Fred 5 March 1993 (age 29) 31 0 Manchester United
MF Fabinho 23 October 1993 (age 29) 29 0 Liverpool
MF Bruno Guimarães 16 November 1997 (age 25) 10 1 Newcastle United
MF Éverton Ribeiro 10 April 1989 (age 33) 22 3 Flamengo
FW Richarlison 10 May 1997 (age 25) 41 20 Tottenham Hotspur
FW Neymar 5 February 1992 (age 30) 123 76 Paris Saint-Germain
FW Raphinha 14 December 1996 (age 25) 15 5 Barcelona
FW Gabriel Jesus 3 April 1997 (age 25) 59 19 Arsenal
FW Antony 24 February 2000 (age 22) 14 2 Manchester United
FW Vinícius Júnior 12 July 2000 (age 22) 19 2 Real Madrid
FW Rodrygo 9 January 2001 (age 21) 11 1 Real Madrid
FW Pedro 20 June 1997 (age 25) 3 1 Flamengo
FW Gabriel Martinelli 18 June 2001 (age 21) 6 0 Arsenal

Left back is an issue with Alex Telles injured and Alex Sandro doubtful. Danilo could start on the left flank once again with Éder Militão starting at right-back.

Forward Gabriel Jesus is doubtful.

Neymar has scored 76 goals in 123 internationals.

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Verdict

Brazil scored four goals in 29 minutes against South Korea and can show their class against Croatia. Neymar is backed to get on the score sheet once again.

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