The World Cup Final offers a phenomenal contrast of teams and styles with a great case that be made for either side. France is loaded with a considerable amount of offensive firepower while Croatia boasts the best midfield crops in the game. Punters are debating whether it will be a high scoring affair, which would seem to favor France while a lower scoring match would tend to favor Croatia.
So, goes the conventional wisdom of handicappers and experts. And as we all know that means there is not a lot of wisdom from those sources. With the championship being settled on Sunday it’s a good time to go over some of the top prop bets for theWorld CupFinal!
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2018 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs. France
Date and Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 11 a.m. ET
Location: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
World Cup Betting Online Odds at BetCris: Croatia +372, France -104, Draw +214, Croatia + ½ -113, France – ½ -107, Over 2 +104, Under 2 -128
2018 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage: FOX
First Half Lines
The props begin with first half wagering in which you can get France at +150 and Croatia at +425 with a tie at -114. The first half total is over 1.5 +290 and under 1.5 -416. Punters inclined towards France may bite at that first half price thinking that Les Bleus may jump out early on the attack. However, the great Croatia midfield may provide a surprise counter and at +425 would rate as the better value.
Second Half Lines
France is a +120 chalk to win the second half with Croatia at +375 and a tie at +120. Over 1.5 is priced at +170 with under 1.5 at -232. This line is obvious set with the thought that the second half may tighten up some from the first half. France would make a good contrarian pick as they are at a cheaper price than at the first half.
Team to Lift the Trophy
This is a prop that anyone can understand and enjoy. As the question asks who will indeed lift the trophy? France is at -255 with Croatia at +205. Croatia would rate as the superior value there.
France vs. Croatia Draw No Bet Regular Time
France is -310 for this one with Croatia at +237.
Time of First and Last Goal
The 36-minute mark is set for the first goal of the match. Goal before 36 minutes is a -120 selection with no goal before 36 minutes also set for -120.
The 67-minute mark is set for the final goal of the match. Goal after 67 minutes is set for -120 as is no goal after 67 minutes.
Individual Player Props
France’s Kylian Mbappe will be a popular choice to score a goal at any time (must start regular time). Mbappe has three goals so far in the World Cup and is a +185 choice to score a goal with no goal scored set for -265.
Antoine Griezmann also has three total goals so far for France and is also a +185 choice to score a goal in the match with Griezmann coming up empty set for -265.
Croatia star Luka Modric is set for +460 to score a goal with -800 as the bet for Modric to not score. Modric has two goals in the World Cup but both were monumental and he had a couple of key penalty kicks that were the winning margin. He seems to be he right man at the right time. For Croatia backers Modric would make a strong value pick for this prop.
Croatia vs. France Free Prop Pick
Luka Modric’s performance against Argentina was epic and showed him as the dominant midfielder in the world. Expect him to come up big in the biggest match of the year!
Croatia vs. France Prop Pick: Luke Modric +460 to score a goal!
Croatia vs. France Score Prediction: Croatia 2, France 1
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