Not all respected bookmakers believed that wards of Zlatko Delica will be able to reach the playoffs of the "Group of death". But the "Checkers" surprised the entire world community, well after three games – three wins, nine points, seven goals scored and just one conceded. Croatia deservedly left behind the Argentinians, Icelanders and Nigerians. And was released in one-eighth from the first place.
In addition, almost all key players got enough time to relax. Except that the captain Luka Modric, had to work hard and in the third match with Nigeria. But he once again proved that he is in great form.
But for the "Scarlet guard", it was not so simple. Yes, in the debut match they defeated Peru. But then two draws – 1:1 with the Australians and 0:0 with the French. Denmark can boast of a good defense and the presence of such a high-class performer, as Christian Eriksen in attack. But this is hardly enough to provide decent resistance to the Croatian national team...
Our forecast is a sure A1. Too good "Checkers" at this world Cup. Moreover, if Croatia scores first, then it is possible that they all will be able to keep their gates shut. And given the fact that both teams are not so much to score and play well in defense, we can hardly hope for a total over 2.5. But this tournament has repeatedly shown that football can be unpredictable.