Brazil Is a Heavy Favorite to Beat Croatia in WC QF

  • Brazil and Croatia are set to go head to head in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
  • Brazil is a favorite, with -265 odds to win.
  • Croatia’s odds are extremely long at +700, far longer than the odds of a draw at +395.

AR-RAYYAN, Qatar - Croatia and Brazil will face off in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, at 10 a.m. EST on Friday.

Brazil Vs. Croatia Odds

  • Brazil -1, -1.5 (-102)
  • Croatia +1, +1.5 (-118)

Soccer gambling fans may note that these odds are given as Asian Odds. This means that bets are effectively split 50/50 between each of the lines offered, as a way of hedging against unique outcomes.

In other words, those taking the odds at online gambling sites who wagers on Brazil -1, -1.5 will have money on both outcomes simultaneously. If Brazil wins by two, they both cash, but if Brazil wins by one, half the bet is a push while half is a loss.

Brazil is coming off a convincing victory over South Korea, with the Brazilians scoring three goals before 30 minutes had elapsed.

Meanwhile, Croatia snuck past Japan on penalty kicks to make it to this round of the tournament.

Brazil Vs. Croatia Odds

  • Brazil -265
  • Croatia +700
  • Draw +395

A draw is a remote option, but Croatia winning is apparently even more remote. Croatia is coming off of a draw against Japan.

It should be noted that these odds are as-of full time, which means that if the game goes into extra time, or reaches penalty kicks – as Croatia’s game against Japan did – these odds will still be graded by the result of full time, not any extra periods.


Can Croatia Overcome The Odds? Y/N