Argentina vs. Croatia: FIFA World Cup Semi-Final Preview and Prediction

By Aashirwad

December, 13

Argentina was favored to be here, and Croatia was not, but that means absolutely nothing to the soccer gods, who have had a grand time with upsets this year. 

The current win probability is set at a 50% chance that Argentina goes through and a 28% chance at a draw leading to extra time 

Argentina will want to avoid since Croatia seems to have some magic from 12 yards out. 

Argentina will most definitely want to take care of business in regular time. 

Eight of Croatia’s last nine knockout matches have gone to extra time. 

Even with the attacking genius of Lionel Messi and company, it might be a taller task than assumed.    

I think Croatia has run out of miracles, and Argentina already got their shocking upset out of the way with Saudi Arabia. 

On top of that, Messi is in his villain arc right now, and I don’t mean that in a negative way. He has been vying to win this trophy for his country