The world championship-2018 on football found out its finalists. They were the national teams of Croatia and France, which will determine the strongest in Moscow “Luzhniki” on July 15. And now, while the semifinal battles behind us, we look at the statistics and the pre-alignment of the upcoming match, which clearly show the favorites are the French.
The French team reached the final of the 2018 world Cup quite happily. First place in the group, the victory over Argentina in the 1/8 finals, quiet quarter-finals against Uruguay in the semi-finals with Belgium, where the French won the class.
On Croatia similar to say. In the group stage everything was perfect: the victory over Nigeria and Iceland, as well as the defeat of the Argentines and Croats immediately recorded in the favourites for the world Cup. Then something broke and all games of the playoffs for “checkers” ended in extra time (!), but twice it came to penalties.
In the 1/8 finals and the quarterfinals in the 11-meter strikes has been beaten by Denmark and Russia, respectively, in the semifinals of the Croatia defeated England.
Now, the final. In its history France and Croatia have met just five times. For the Croatian team got some bad news: they never win. Two draws and three defeats – the complex emotional background ahead of this match. But with the last fight it was quite a lot: it was back in 2011, in the framework of the friendly match, which ended with the score 0:0.
But this time, a draw is impossible. The bookies favorite is obvious: France. To win this team a good bet with odds of 1.96, while for Croatia – 4,90.
It is necessary to consider everything: the Croats have spent on the way to the final much more forces and, in fact, played an extra match (three times for 30 minutes extra time). The fatigue, plus the French have much more stars in the squad, who are now in the zone and ready to continue.
On the other hand, it is the final match Croatia will surely be forces. When, as not now to suspend offensive statistics? When, as now, for the first time in history to become world Champions?..
However, all this is just prelaunch deals. Could happen anywhere, and M-2018 unique because of its sensationalism. How’s the end game?
We know the answer of 15 July. The decisive match will be held in Moscow “Luzhniki” on Sunday, at 18:00 on capital time.
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