England Must Seize The Moment To Beat Croatia
England have never played in a World Cup final overseas. England have only won the World Cup in England. England beat Croatia in their last two matches by an aggregate of nine goals to two. The last time England played France in the World Cup Bryan Robson scored in the first minute and England won the match 3-1. Even though the formal rules of soccer were set in Scotland football is coming home because England are going to win the World Cup. The current squad have nothing to fear from Croatia and France. The head is ruling the heart because the team are growing in each match so ENGLAND are the team to back to lift the trophy at 5/2 with Ladbrokes.
Harry Kane is three goals ahead of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe in the race for the Golden Boot. If either player scores a hat trick in the final and Kane does not score another goal in two matches he could be overhauled. Assists count if more than one player scores the same number of goals. Griezmann has helped create two goals but Kane and Mbappe have not contributed with an assist. The favourite in the winner/top scorer market is Kane and France. The player of the tournament and best keeper awards are up for grabs. If JORDAN PICKFORD produces another man of the match performance he could win the Golden Glove and that outcome can be backed at 15/8 with bet365. Mbappe is the big favourite for best player honours.
Croatia have won their last two knockout ties after extra-time and penalties. Despite a classy midfield and the contribution from Luka Modric Croatia struggled against average teams. They played well in the group stages against Argentina but they were handed the first goal after a huge goalkeeping error. Croatia used the space well when Argentina were chasing the game. However, they couldn’t beat Denmark or Russia in normal time. England eased past Sweden in the last round with no stress. The nail biter against Colombia was draining but that was eight days ago. ENGLAND can beat Croatia in 90 minutes and that result is on offer at 13/10 with William Hill. Everything is on the line tonight and on Sunday but England have got what it takes and even Gareth Southgate will win an award…..for best waistcoat of the tournament.