Japan vs. Croatia – Betting Odds and Free Picks

Last Updated on December 2, 2022 4:50 pm by Erwin Noguera

Japan surprised everyone in the last round, had a great game, and beat Spain by 2-1, winning first place in Group H, with 6 points and finishing ahead of the strong German team.

Croatia maintained its favoritism and advanced to the round of 16 after drawing 0-0 with Belgium, in the third round. With 5 points conquered, the Croatian team ended the first phase in second place, behind Morocco, which scored 7 points out of 9 possible.

Follow our analysis of this match and check out our main tip about this game.


Monday, December 5th, 10:00 am ET at AL Janoub Stadium, Qatar

Moneyline Odds: 

Japan +270

Croatia +114

Draw Offs: 


Where Can I Watch it? 


Why Bet on Japan?

Japan beat two favorite teams in the group stage – Spain and Germany – and showed that Asian football can compete with the great European teams, playing frankly and without needing to defend during the entire match.

The evolution of Japanese players is notorious in recent years. Minamino, Dõan, and Tanaka are the team’s main players, who stand out for their speed, technical quality, and differentiated vision of the game.

The counterattack could be the main asset of the Japanese team since their opponent is characterized by maintaining ball possession for long periods and marking in a high line.

Why Bet on Croatia?

Runner-up in the last edition of the World Cup, Croatia once again reached the knockout stages, after winning one game and drawing two in the group stage.

Modric remains the main player of the team and one of the best in the world, and his participation in the midfield is fundamental for the offensive dynamics of the Croatian team. Modric is responsible for starting the plays from the back, as well as providing the attackers with accurate passes, in addition to shooting on goal whenever possible.

Perisic is one of Croatia’s main players, but the team’s greatest strength is in its group. The Croatians defend and attack with the same intensity and have important players in the biggest clubs in the world.

Final Betting Analysis: Japan vs. Croatia

The expectation is for a very intense match between two different football schools. Asians and Europeans have different styles of play and these ways of playing will be going head to head next Monday.

Japan reached the knockout stage after beating Germany and Spain, further boosting the team’s confidence. Croatia relies on the experience of its players to advance to the quarterfinals.

Our guess is for Croatia to win, due to the team’s experience in World Cup qualifiers.

If you put $100 into Croatia’s win, you could get $114 back for a total payout of $214.

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