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Match info:

Brazil vs Croatia 

Competition – FIFA World Cup

Stadium – Arena de Sao Paulo

Date: 12th June 2014

Kick-off time – 21:00 GMT+1

Croatia face World Cup hosts Brazil at the Arena de Sao Paulo this Thursday evening in the opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

 

Recent form:

Brazil have won their last 7 while Croatia have won 3 of their last 7.

 

Group A looks like this:

 

Mexico play Cameroon on Friday at 17:00 GMT+1.

Head-to-head

These two sides have met 2 times in recent years and Brazil have come out on top most often.

 

The last 2 meetings between these two sides finished 1:0 and 1:1.

Brazil  (4-2-3-1)

César
Marcelo
Luiz
Silva
Alves
Gustavo
Paulinho
Neymar
Oscar
Hulk
Fred

Croatia (4-2-3-1)

Pletikosa
Pranjić
Lovren
Vida
Srna
Brozović
Modrić
Perišić
Kovačić
Da Silva
Mandžukić

Bookmakers make Brazil strong  favourites to come out on top in this match.

Odds: Brazil (1/3) Draw (17/4) Croatia (11/1)Gamingtips Prediction – Brazil 2:1 Croatia   

This should be a fascinating opening night with two very good teams on show.  Croatia may be slightly underestimated comiong into this tie seeing as it’s being held in Brazil and the home team have huge expectation hanging over them.

Ultimately Brazil should have enough quality to come out on top in this tie however it is the World Cup and anything can happen; Croatia will be playing for their country and with a strong side, we could see a massive upset early in the tournament.

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