Croatia – Nigeria World Cup Prediction
The Super Eagles will face Croatia on the first day of group D. Like Iceland (team of the same group), Nigeria has not achieved its preparation period for the World Cup. Defeated by England and a Czech Republic not in top form, Nigeria comes full of doubts in Russia. After the defeat against the English, the selector of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr declared that his team was not ready and that there was still a lot of work to be done. In front of them, Croatia. Despite preparation tainted by internal affairs, players checkered remain on a good front against Senegal. After conceding the opener, the Croatians recovered well thanks to Perisic and Kramaric. The latter was very visible during his team’s preparations. Croatia is an attractive nation and will be watched during this World Cup. Worn by players such as Modric, Kovacic, Rakitic or Mandzukic, the Croatians are placed as “outsiders” of this competition.
In its last six games, Nigeria has four losses, one draw and one win.
During qualifying, Croatia scored 19 goals for 6 conceded (7 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats).
In their last 20 games, the Croatians kept their clean sheet 9 times.
The youngest World Cup squad is Nigeria, averaging 25 years.
Absence of Simon Moses side Nigeria, the winger who had won his place in the qualifiers was injured early preparation.
Prediction Croatia – Nigeria
In this confrontation, the Croats leave with an advantage over the Super Eagles. After making good playoffs with four wins and two draws, Africans struggled in their preparation matches, only finding the net twice. With the youngest member of the World Cup, like his goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, the youngest Nigerian player (19 years) who has the heavy responsibility to forget Vincent Enyeama, Nigeria will have, perhaps to be, pay this lack of experience against teams of the caliber of Croatia.
Prediction Today: Croatia
Prediction of the Day: Half-time game
Odds: 2.00 at Bwin.
Prediction Today: Half-time, Croatia late in the match