Can Croatia Continue Their Improbable Run Into the Finals?

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England vs. Croatia - Russia World Cup - Odds and preview - Bet on it!Before the World Cup got underway, Croatia was far down the list of the teams who were expected to win the tournament.

Croatia is actually quite the talented team, with players that play for some of the biggest clubs in the world. As Argentina stumbled, Croatia took advantage and finished at the top of the group, and parlayed this strong showing into close wins against both Denmark and Russia. This puts the nation one step away from the ultimate glory - playing in the World Cup final.

Standing across from them on Wednesday will be England, which has also outperformed expectations so far this World Cup. England is known for their disappointing losses in Round of 16 and quarter-final play, and the fact that they got past both Columbia and Sweden has sent their home nation into convulsions of joy. England, led by Harry Kane, is also close to regaining some of their past glory after so many years of disappointment.

The winner of the Croatia/England will move on to play the winner of France/Belgium this weekend.


Let's take a look at the current betting odds for Croatia/England, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: July 9th, 2018 4:35 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

England, 2.37
Draw, 3.1
Croatia, 3.5

To Qualify

England, 1.61
Croatia, 2.3

Correct Score (Top Five)

Draw 1-1, 6.0
England 1-0, 6.5
Draw 0-0, 6.5
Croatia 1-0, 9.0
England 2-0, 11.0

Top Anytime Goalscorers (Top Five)

Harry Kane, 2.25
Jamie Vardy, 3.1
Marcus Rashford, 3.4
Danny Welbeck, 4.33
Mario Mandzukic, 3.75

Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will be the battleground between Croatia and England in the semi finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.  Who is the favourite to win?

Fitness may be the deciding factor in this contest - England had a relatively easy time of things against Sweden, while Croatia was pushed to the absolute limit against Russia in their quarter-final match.

Will Croatia have enough in the tank to get past the surging English side?

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