France vs. Croatia World Cup Final Odds and Betting Analysis
There can be only one. And according to the top sportsbooks online, France shall be the one. In the end, there can be only one. Like in Highlander. Which won an Academy Award. For best picture ever made. Will France and Croatia live up to the lofty standards set by Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod and The Kurgan? Let’s ask the 8-ball. Yep. All signs point to ‘Yes.’ Or, as Daniel Bryan would say, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” And speaking of underdogs, Croatia. The Balkanians have already beat the odds as well as made history. The Croatian national football team held off England 2-1 in extra time in the semis. As a result, Croatia reached the championship game for the first time ever. Also, the Croatians love football so much, it seems as if they don’t want their matches to ever end.
And now on to France. Like C. Auguste Dupin to Hercule Poirot, the Frenchies were barely superior to the Belgies. The Belgian national football team may be the Red Devils, but Blue is The Warmest Color. Les Blues made it through by the minimum score. And they did it in under 100 minutes. It may have taken two decades, but France could very well lift their second World Cup trophy on Sunday.
The French national football team is actually rather similar to their English counterpart. Hopefully, they will be luckier. Or just, you know, better. Like England, France has gambled on a youth movement. England has Harry ‘The Big Red Machine’ Kane. France has Kylian ‘MMMBop’ Mbappé. England has Raheem Sterling. France has Paul Pogba. McDonald’s has golden arches. McDowell’s has golden arcs. So why am I comparing France to England, when Croatia is the rival du jour? Because of the same reason that the French should keep Perfidious Albion in mind. France needs to avoid England’s fate. And to achieve that they need to do something no other team starting with Argentina has done. Or rather not do something. And that something is underestimate Croatia.
But back to the French players. They certainly have extra motivation. You better believe guys with last names such as Mbappe, Dembele, Fakir, Rami, and Umtiti are not just doing it for France. They also want to win one for Africa. Sure, calling France “the last African team” is sort of like Idi Amin calling himself “the last king of Scotland.” But the end justifies the means, as they say in the parlance of our times.
I know I said Croatia was at a disadvantage against England. What with their playing two straight 120-minute games. Only it’s three straight now. But the Croatians don’t seem to give a damn about that. Therefore, top sportsbooks online maybe shouldn’t care either. It’s like when you’re too tired to sleep. The Croatians have gone berserk, in the Norse sense of the word. They are playing like a team possessed. When – not if – they hit the proverbial wall, they will also look like they’re possessed. Green crap spewing out of their mouths and everything, just like Linda Blair. But if they can just hang on for another 120 minutes, Croatia will be World Champion. And then what matters who ends up doing some time in the joint (coughLuka Modriccough)?. Maybe then he can even set up a match against the guards, like Vinnie Jones in Mean Machine.
France vs. Croatia Sportsbook Odds and Betting Information
- Date: 15 July 2018
- Time: 18:00 MSK (UTC+3)
- Venue: Report Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Referee: Néstor Pitana (Argentina)
- Best online sportsbooks odds:
- France -111
- Croatia +385
- Draw +270
These odds have been taken from Intertops sportsbook, which has been ranked as one of the top sportsbooks online.