Bet Builder Tips: Today’s tidy 27/1 World Cup Group F multi-match punt

Our tipster Shane O'Brien finds plenty of value in Group F's final games.

Group F World Cup betting tips

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Group F Multi-Game Bet Builder Tips

Croatia to Win
Croatia to have Five or more Shots on Target
Andrej Kramaric to Score Anytime
Morocco to Win
Both teams to Score, No

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Thursday, December 1, 3pm: Croatia v Belgium (BBC1) & Canada v Morocco (BBC2)

A win or a draw for Croatia will see them through to the Last 16, Belgium could scrap though with a draw but they’ll need Morocco to beat Canada – but it will come down to goal difference. A win or draw will do for Morocco and even if they lose they could stumble over the line but, again, it will come down to goal difference. Let’s get into this Group F fixtures then for a value-stuffed Multi-Game Bet Builder.

  • Mark Lawrenson fancies Croatia to Win against Belgium and see Both Teams to Score when Morocco face Canada in his World Cup Predictions.

Croatia v Belgium tips

Croatia to Win

Croatia and Belgium finished second and third at the 2018 World Cup, but it is fair to say that neither will reach such lofty heights this time around. Belgium entered this World Cup as the second-best team in the world according to the FIFA World Rankings. However, they have played like one of the worst teams at the tournament and can count themselves lucky to still be in with a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages after a thoroughly undeserved win over Canada. 

Croatia, on the other hand, were excellent against Canada once they got over the initial shock of going behind within two minutes, although they were uninspired against Morocco in their previous game. Morocco have proved that they are no mugs though and fully deserved their win over Belgium last time out. 

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Neither Croatia nor Belgium can really expect to go far in the tournament, even if they do manage to make it out of the group stages. But Croatia have offered more so far and should have just about enough to secure an all-important win.

Croatia to have Five or more Shots on Target

Belgium have faced a staggering 32 shots in their two World Cup games to date, which is one of the highest tallies of any team competing at the World Cup. They were ripped apart by Canada and faced a whopping 22 shots, although only three tested Thibaut Courtois in goal. 

Morocco attempted 10 shots on goal during their 2-0 win over Belgium, finding the target on four occasions. Croatia, on the other hand, managed ten shots on target in their win over Canada but only managed two in their 0-0 draw with Morocco. Morocco, however, are one of just three teams yet to concede a goal at the World Cup and Croatia should have more joy against Belgium on Thursday.

Andrej Kramaric to Score Anytime

Andrej Kramaric was instrumental in Croatia’s come-from-behind win against Canada, scoring two excellent goals to help turn a potential embarrassing defeat into a comfortable victory. Kramaric has not set the world alight for Hoffenheim this season, scoring just three goals in 15 appearances. 

However, he was exactly what Croatia needed against Canada on Sunday and is by far the most likely Croatian player to find the back of the net against Belgium on Thursday. Croatia appear to miss Mario Mandzukic up front since his retirement in 2018, but Kramaric can help fill that void.

Canada v Morocco tips

Morocco to Win

Morocco have been excellent in the World Cup to date, holding their own against the two top seeds in the group. They have the opportunity to become the first African nation to top a World Cup group since Nigeria in 1998 if results go in their favour on Thursday afternoon and they should have little problems against a Canada outfit that is now seeking to avoid overtaking Qatar as the worst team at the World Cup. 

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Canada have not been terrible so far, but they have displayed a certain naivety against two wily opponents and have crashed out of the World Cup after two games. They have never picked up so much as a point at the World Cup and are unlikely to break that record against Morocco on Thursday.

Both teams to Score: No

Morocco have yet to concede at this World Cup and have rarely looked like conceding either. They faced just two shots on target in their opening game against Croatia while Belgium could only muster three efforts on target in their 2-0 defeat last Sunday. 

Morocco have faced just 15 shots in their two games – the 6th best record at the World Cup – and face a Canada side that struggles to put the ball in the net. In fact, Canada’s only goal at the World Cup came when Croatia seemed to be asleep in the opening seconds of their game on Sunday. 

The Canadian forwards have shown almost no composure in front of goal at the World Cup despite being on the end of decent goal scoring opportunities. They will struggle against a side that has restricted such goalscoring opportunities so far.

Bet Builder Tips

Croatia to Win
Croatia to have Five or more Shots on Target
Andrej Kramaric to Score Anytime
Morocco to Win
Both teams to Score, No

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