Argentina vs Croatia – Prediction & Preview


Argentina reaches the semifinals in its best moment of the World Cup. After the doubts with the defeat against Saudi Arabia, they have been gaining confidence and the victory in penalties against the Netherlands should be the definitive step to return to their pre-World Cup mood. Scaloni has found a footballing alternative with the 5-man defensive line presented in the last match, although he is not expected to repeat it from the start.

Tagliafico will come in for the suspended Acuña, while Di Maria, recovered from injury, is expected to return.


  • Controlling the aerial threat
  • Numerical superiority in midfield
  • Di Maria


Croatia have now gone 11 games without defeat. Despite not being one of the favorites at the World Cup, as is always the case, they have been finding their best level after coming out of a very difficult group with Morocco, Belgium and Canada. Without finding a great defensive level, as Livaković has had a lot of work in all the matches, Croatia has based its success on maximum competitiveness and having the best midfield of the World Cup.

Zlatko Dalic has all the players at his disposal.


  • Conceding fewer scoring chances
  • Stopping Messi
  • Set-pieces

Head To Head (H2H)

Argentina and Croatia have met 5 times, with 2 wins for each team and 1 draw. The last match was in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup with Croatia winning 3-0.


Argentina qualifies to the World Cup final.

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