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Croatia v Canada Bet Builder Tips - 4pm Kick Off

After being handed a golden opportunity to beat a golden generation, Canada will wonder how they did not get the better of Belgium.

While Croatia’s ageing squad will consider themselves fortunate to have picked up a point. A performance over Morocco that will only give Canada even further confidence.

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When Canada were awarded a penalty against Belgium, the nation held its breath. Seconds later it would let out a huge sigh and with Alphonso Davies seeing his effort saved, their chance of landing a knockout blow had been wasted.

In hindsight, Jonathan David would have been the better choice to defeat Thibaut Courtois and if the game was played again on 99 different occasions, the Lille forward would have surely put his country one-nil up.

Of course, it would be unfair to label full blame on the shoulders of Davies and if Canada just had more nous in attack, they would have surely made better use of the litany of chances that they created.

Whether this comes down to naivety and a lack of major tournament experience is something that can be argued and if you were to argue it with conviction, you would likely find yourself as being correct.

However, hindsight is a wonderful thing at the best of times and such thinking will be of little benefit to manager John Herdman. Especially as he now has to mastermind success against a team that made the 2018 final.

Then again, that same Croatia side looked like it was stuck in 2018 just a few days ago and after toiling to a draw with Morocco, it was far from an ideal start for manager Zlatko Dalić and his players.

Even with the likes of Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic in the starting eleven, their nous and experience at the highest level could do little to break down a stubborn Morocco side and were it not for resolute defending at the other end, the Atlas Lions may have snatched a win.

It was a share of the points that gets the Croats off the mark, and they will take solace that it is one more than their upcoming Canadian opponents.

Get their next performance right and a substantial step to the Round of 16 will have been taken.

Although Croatia’s two biggest names did little to no damage against Morocco, you do write them off at your peril and if Canada take their eye off the ball for just a second, punishment will not be all that far away.

Croatia v Canada Bet Builder Tips

With that in mind, our latest bet builder is now up for grabs, and it looks like this:

  • Croatia win or draw
  • Jonathan David to score anytime
  • Under 4 total goals

For my latest bet builder offering, I believe that Croatia will at least avoid defeat and therefore, I am backing a win or draw in the double chance market. With that said, I do not fancy putting all my eggs in a Modric sized basket.

Although I do like the look of Jonathan David opening both his and Canada’s scoring account at this year’s World Cup. Add these two picks to no more than three total goals and this offering is currently priced at a tempting 11/1.

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11/1 Croatia v Canada Bet Builder

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Dan Tracey

Dan is one of our resident football experts at Freebets, and also the host of our Freebets Odds On Podcast