Croatia odds: To win 2022 World Cup, how far will they go, top scorer and more

Last years finalists Croatia will be hoping to go one step further in Qatar.

Croatia finished runners-up in the previous World Cup in Russia after winning all three of their group games against Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland. They would make it to the final by winning each of their knockout games either on penalties or after extra-time, before eventually succumbing to an impressive French side. 

It will be tough ask for them to replicate their run in Qatar, with them being drawn with Belgium, who currently sit second in the world rankings and a possible last-16 tie with with either Spain or Germany.

At 36, this will be playmaker Luka Modric’s last World Cup tournament and the 2018 Ballon d’Or winner will be hoping to go out in style. 

Croatia to win 2022 World Cup odds

Croatia are currently 66/1 to win the 2022 World Cup.

Zlatko Dalic’s side finished top of their qualifying group, winning seven of their 10 games and losing just once in a group with Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta.

Croatia have qualified for five of the last six World Cups, finishing runners-up to France in Russia in 2018, the first time they had ever made it to the final.

2022 World Cup odds

Team Paddy Power Betfair 888 Sport
Brazil 9/2 9/2 9/2
France 5/1 5/1 6/1
England 6/1 6/1 7/1
Spain 8/1 8/1 8/1
Croatia 66/1 66/1 50/1

Croatia’s potential path to 2022 World Cup final

Croatia have been drawn In Group F alongside Canada, Morocco and Belgium. 

They begin their campaign with Morocco, followed by second time finalists Canada and then ending the group with last years’ third place finishers Belgium. 

Croatia 2022 World Cup group stage fixtures

23 November: Morocco (10am UK time)

27 November: Canada (4pm UK time)

01 December: Belgium (3pm UK time)

If Croatia win Group F

If Croatia were to win Group F, then this would be their route through to the final.

  • Last 16: The runners-up of Group E which consists of Spain, Costa Rica/New Zealand, Germany and Japan in Al Rayyan on the 6th December.
  • Quarter-finals: The winner of match 56, played between Group H winners and Group G runners-up. 
  • Semi-finals: The winner of Match 59 which will include one of the Group B or Group D winners, or runners-up from Group A or C. 

If Croatia finish second in Group F:

  • Last 16: The winners of Group E in Al Wakrah on the 5th December.
  • Quarter-finals: The winner of Match 54, played between Group G winners and Group  H runners-up.
  • Semi-finals: The winner of Match 57, which could include the Group A  or C winners, or runners-up from Group B or D.

As mentioned, Croatia made it all the way to the final in the previous World Cup in Russia and are 16/1 to do it again in Qatar.

They are 3/1 to win their group and 14/19 to qualify for the last 16, which will be the minimum that will be expected of Zlatko Dalic’s men. 

Croatia’s previous World Cup finishes

Year

Finish

1930

Did not qualify

1934

Did not qualify

1938

Did not qualify

1950

Did not qualify

1954

Did not qualify

1958

Did not qualify

1962

Did not qualify

1966

Did not qualify

1970

Did not qualify

1974

Did not qualify

1978

Did not qualify

1982

Did not qualify

1986

Did not qualify

1990

Did not qualify

1994

Did not qualify

1998

3rd place

2002

Group stage

2006

Group stage

2010

Did not qualify

2014

Group stage

2018

Runners-up

Croatia Golden Boot odds

Andrej Kramaric is currently 100/1 to win the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot.

The Hoffenheim forward has scored eight goals in 35 games across all competitions so far this season and has 18 goals in 67 caps for the national side. 

He has struggled for goals in competitive games for Croatia though, scoring just one World Cup goal and two in nine appearances during qualifying. 

2022 World Cup Golden Boot favourites

Player Paddy Power Betfair
Harry Kane 6/1 6/1
Romelu Lukaku 13/2 13/2
Kylian Mbappe 8/1 8/1
Neymar 17/2 17/2
Cristiano Ronaldo 10/1 10/1

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