France and Croatia throw down in the World Cup Finals this Sunday, July 15. The match takes place in Moscow, Russia. Kick-off is scheduled for 11:00 am ET.
France won their group before beating Argentina 4 to 3, Uruguay 2 to 0, and Belgium 1 to 0 to make it to the World Cup Finals. Croatia won their group before beating Denmark 3-2 on penalty kicks, Russia 4-3 on penalty kicks, and England 2 to 1 to make it to the World Cup Finals.
France vs Croatia World Cup Final Odds & Pick
Total 2 Over +107/Under -122
Why France Is The Pick To Win The World Cup
France handled Belgium like it was nothing. The Belgians entered the World Cup Semifinals versus France after having beaten World Cup favorite Brazil. All France did was shut down Belgium’s two best players, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin DeBruyne, on their way to a 1 to 0 victory.
Why Croatia Is The Pick To Win The World Cup
Croatia is a team of destiny. Croatia’s 2 to 1 win over England in the World Cup Semifinals was Croatia’s third straight game that required extra time. It might be in the stars for Croatia to take down mighty France and win the World Cup trophy.
World Cup Expert Pick
France isn’t incredibly more talented than Croatia is. But, France has the player that could put Croatia to sleep. That player, Kylian Mbappe, might be the best in the world. He’s got unreal skills.
He’ll also be the fastest player on the pitch come Sunday. Croatia will have an impossible time dealing with Mbappe. The reason is that if they mark Mbappe with more than one player, that will leave Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann to get open for well-placed shots on goal.
If they don’t mark Mbappe with two players, Mbappe is capable of running past any defender Croatia is likely to send his way. Mbappe’s provided some of the very best runs at the 2018 World Cup.
The man that’s passed the ball to Mbappe on his runs has been Paul Pogba. That’s the problem Croatia will have. Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Olivier Giroud, and Antoine Greizmann are star players that all pass the ball well and strike the ball well.
The Croatians should be tired, meaning this could be a terribly boring World Cup Finals unless you’re a France fan.