Russia 2018 World Cup Final: Statistics and Predictions

The Russia 2018 tournament started out with all the big names and favorite country aiming for a win. But at this stage, the group stages, round of 16, quarterfinal and semi0-final has already been played. And at the top of the competition are two contenders who some people might not have been willing to stake their money on. These two contenders that will be playing at the Russia 2018 World Cup final are France and Croatia.

The two teams both had some tough matches to go through and while it wasn’t a smooth run to get to the final, they will both be fighting for a chance to take the cup back home with them. Looking at the two teams individually.

  • France

Russia 2018 World Cup Final

France came into the competition in group c and they face opponents like Australia, Peru, and Denmark in that group. They qualified with 7 points and now having beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium they are now in the finals. France has not reached the world cup final since 2006 and hasn’t lifted the trophy since 1998. So this will be a crucial match for them and with their formidable squad, they will be looking to trump Croatia for a win.

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  • Croatia

Russia 2018 World Cup Final

Croatia is the team that has surprised everyone at this world cup. They started their campaign strongly in group d when they beat Nigeria 2 – o in their first match. They also didn’t let things down and won all their group stage matches and even beating top guns like Argentina with 3 goals to nothing.

Players like Rakitic, Perisic and Mandzukic are some of the key players that the country has. They have never gotten to the final before but now they are going to play on Sunday with the world watching them.

Russia 2018 World Cup Final: Statistics and Predictions

July 8, 1998:                     France 2 – 1 Croatia Stade de France (Paris)
November 13, 1999:        France 3 – 0 Croatia Stade de France (Paris)
May 28, 2000:                  France 2 – 0 Croatia Maksimir (Zagreb, Croatia)
June 17, 2004:                 France 2 – 2 Croatia Estadio Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa (Leiria, Portugal)
March 29, 2011:              France 0 – 0 Croatia Stade de France (Paris)

France to win   –  2.10
France has won 4 of their last five games and has better form

Croatia to win  –  2.00
Croatia has won three of their last five games.

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