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Prediction: Croatia v Denmark 0

Posted on June 30, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Croatia win

Best Odds: 20/23

Bookmakers: Coral

Croatia and Denmark head into Sundays last-16 game at the World Cup in Nizhniy Novgorod, with both sides eying a place in the quarter-finals of Russia 2018.


Croatia heads into this game as one of the form teams in Russia, having won all three of their group games against Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland. A 3-0 win over Argentina was a particularly eye-catching result.

The wins in the group stages mean that Zlatko Dalic’s side has picked up four consecutive wins, while also scoring at least twice in all four victories.

Should Arsenal go all out to sign Rakitic and Song? 0

Posted on May 07, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitting his side’s form in the big away games has cost them the title, should he be looking to sign proven midfield talent to finally turn his side from underdogs into genuine title-chasers?

Seville’s Ivan Rakitic should be a player Wenger has on his shortlist. The Croatian international has enjoyed a superb season on a personal note, scoring 12 goals and making 10 assists from midfield.

The 26-year-old has made 76 key passes this season, more than Arsenal’s chief creators Mesut Ozil (71) & Santi Cazorla (67). He’s created more goals for Seville than any Arsenal player this campaign, and will be reeling with his side having missed out on a Champions League place.

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