Argentina vs Croatia Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup (Argentinians Get Revenge for 2018 Loss)

Devon Platana
Argentina vs. Croatia prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
Argentina vs. Croatia prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez
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Argentina vs Croatia Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup — Semifinals
Argentina (4-0-1) vs. Croatia (3-2-0)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium — Lusail, Qatar
Coverage: FOX

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is nearing its end as the semifinals are around the corner. One of the next round's matchups pits Argentina against Croatia with a ticket to the finals on the line.

Argentina went back and forth with Netherlands in a 2-2 draw in the quarterfinals before ultimately winning on penalty kicks, 4-3. Meanwhile, Croatia was also involved in a 1-1 draw with Brazil before advancing 4-2 on penalties.

Can Argentina advance to the World Cup Final for the first time since 2014? Or will Croatia shock the world again by advancing to the championship game for the second consecutive tournament?

Argentina vs Croatia Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ARG: (-125) | CRO: (+440) | Draw (+220)
Spread: ARG: -1 (+240) | CRO: +1 (-105)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+144) | Under: (-178)
Team to Score the First Goal: ARG: (-180) | CRO: (+200) I NO GOALS: (+650)
Odds to Advance: ARG: (-290) | CRO: (+225)

Argentina enters this contest as the clear favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under being favored at -178 odds.

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Argentina vs Croatia Prediction & Pick

Argentina and Croatia have met four times in history, each winning two matches apiece. Having said that, it was the Croatians who were victorious in a big way during the last meeting, picking up a 3-0 victory against the Argentinians in a group stage game at the 2018 World Cup.

Though Croatia has played well this year, Argentina is playing for too much to be denied. Not only is the country looking for revenge for the 2018 loss, but Argentina is also trying to win this for Lionel Messi as this could be his final World Cup. Sometimes, motivation like that is all that's needed to get the job done.

Back Argentina winning this one in a close-fought match.

Final Score Prediction: Argentina: 2 | Croatia: 1

Argentina vs Croatia Betting Trends

- Argentina defeated Netherlands on penalty kicks, 2-2 (4-3), in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals.
- Croatia defeated Brazil on penalty kicks, 1-1 (4-2), in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals.
- Argentina is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Croatia is 3-2-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Argentina is 2-0-2 (W-D-L) in its last four head-to-head matchups against Croatia.

Argentina vs Croatia Best Bet

If there's one thing about Argentina-Croatia matchups, it's that goals are constantly present. The two sides have combined for 11 goals over their last three meetings, finishing with at least three in each of those contests. With everyone needing to up their game in a World Cup semifinal matchup, I wouldn't be shocked if the over on the 2.5-goal total is hit.

Bet: Over 2.5 Goals (+144)

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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