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England to win and under 3.5 goals –
Croatia have looked disjointed during the knockout stages, twice falling behind before squeezing through on penalties.
They’ve failed to convince since dismantling a shambolic Argentina, and are likely to struggle against an England side that look far more fluent in everything they do.
After such a routine victory in the quarter-finals, the Three Lions should be able to get the job done in 90 minutes – even if they fail to keep a second consecutive clean sheet in the process.
John Stones to score –
Croatia conceded from a long throw to Denmark and a free kick against Russia, with similar wobbles against Iceland proving that neither of those were a fluke.
Harry Maguire’s superior strength means he’ll probably receive a bit more attention in the box, so Stones is worth backing to take advantage by adding to his brace against Panama.
Over 6.5 England corners
England’s success from set pieces – and Croatia’s struggles to defend them – mean they’ll look to win corners at every opportunity.
After earning six against Sweden and seven in three of their four games before that, this benchmark is easily achievable.
Over 1.5 Croatia cards
Croatia have received a total of 12 cards in their five games so far, only two of which have come during extra time.
Now the amnesty has passed, there’s no reason that bad behaviour will improve on Wednesday.
Under 1.5 England cards –
England have received more than a single card just once this tournament – against Colombia in the face of severe provocation.
With only 14 yellows in 13 competitive matches under Southgate, their discipline shouldn’t waver despite the enormity of the occasion.
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