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World Cup Daily Round-Up: Betting tips, previews, stats and latest news

Everything you need to know ahead of the World Cup’s first semi final

Croatia take on Argentina in the first semi final of the 2022 World Cup today, with two stars in their swansong tournament looking to create history.

Lionel Messi is aiming to crown his glittering career with the one trophy available to him that he hasn’t won, but will come up against El Clasico rival Luka Modric, himself looking to add the World Cup to his impressive trophy cabinet. Read on for how to watch, the best bets and more.

Tipman’s World Cup BetBuilder of the Day

Argentina Vs Croatia – Bet Builder

Over 2.5 cards ☑️

Argentina Over 3.5 corners ☑️

Marcelo Brozović to make 1 or more fouls ☑️

Rodrigo De Paul to make 1 or more fouls ☑️

The first of the World Cup Semi-Final’s see Argentina face Croatia, the two sides met in the 2018 World Cup with the European side running out 3-0 winners.

Expect a much closer affair this time with a cagey affair in order as is the case with most semi-finals. Both teams have committed plenty of fouls this tournament and I don’t really expect that to change here, if anything I expect it to increase with the magnitude of the game.

Both Marcelo Brozović and Rodrigo De Paul average 1.4 and 1.35 fouls per game. Both players in the heat of the battle in midfield with plenty of technical players around them on opposite sides which should result in at least one foul each.

The two teams combined cards average is 3 per game but as we’ve mentioned, this is a high-pressure high stakes game with everything on the line for both teams.

Argentina average 4.9 corners for per game and should have their fair share here with them being the favourites and Croatia a side who do like to defend and defend very well.

Messi, this is it for him if he wants to complete everything in world football and he’s already popped up with a few important goals this tournament. Obviously, he takes free kicks and penalties too which should add to his chances of shots on target. He has averaged 2.46 shots on target per game for Argentina.

To conclude we predict a cagey match with plenty of little fouls and a game which could really go either way. Argentina obviously has the star quality which may just prove the difference in the end.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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