World Cup Prediction Croatia – Nigeria
Inaugural match of this Group D between Croatia and Nigeria, where everything seems to indicate that Argentina should be the favorite to stay with the first place, and the second one for me will be very even between these two teams, Croatia and Nigeria.
In Iceland, I discard it, since it was a huge achievement for them to reach the World Cup, they will play for fun and their potential is not the best, besides they do not have good results in the preparation matches.
In principle, I thought of going with Croatia, European team, not elite, but second level, and would seem to be the strongest candidate to face Argentina.
However, the preparation of the Croats has not been the best. Their preparation matches were marked by two factors: few goals, and irregularity.
Before a Peru that surprised several, they lost 2 to 0, then played against Mexico, a rival that without doubt is more or less at the same level and they won 1 to 0, a game really flavored a little thing.
Then they fell 2 to 0 against Brazil, in a match that was without a doubt completely lost, but the Croats did little, and did not score any goals.
And they closed the participation with Senegal, where they won it and it was the most acceptable party of them, it was an African rival, like the match of the debut and it was a fairly even match, where perisic stood out in the match.
In short, Croatia has been quite irregular, both play well and play badly, and something I did not mention, is the lack of goal they are having: in the last 5 games, they only scored in 2 matches, and they were 3 goals, they did to Mexico and the two to Senegal.
On the other side we have Nigeria, an African team that has a good record in the World Cups, but it does not come in the best form: of the preparation matches they just won 1 of the 6 that they played.
And although, they only tied with the Congo in that preparation, their matches were fairly even in the process, and should have tied more than they did.
It is the first party of the group, where both will take care of themselves and enough, for that reason, the tendency to a match equaled. In addition, I think he will have less than 2.5 goals, seeing how both are playing, as they are not scoring too many goals, not only Croatia as mentioned, but also, Nigeria comes to score or none or 1 goal, except the Exception of the great game they did against Atletico de Madrid, where they fell 3 to 2.
Both come badly, Nigeria, does not win an official match since March 23, when it beat Poland, and Croatia is quite complicated, with no chance of having two consecutive victories.
Prediction Today: Draw, 1X2 (Final result)