Sunday July 15th 2018
France v Croatia
A month long journey comes to an end Sunday. Our last two teams have survived 30 others to get to this final match. Croatia a perennial dark horse pick, has exceeded expectations and put themselves 90 minutes away from the pulling this thing off. Led by a midfield and target man with European and Champions league pedigree they have enough experience and grit to bring this home. France on the other hand has a stacked lineup with more attacking talent they know what to do with, and are young enough to not realize all the pressure they have. Starting off the tourney as maybe the last team to be considered a “favorite” everything has broken right for them. The French will have fresher legs not having to go to extra time as Croatia has constantly done. They have taller team which gives them a significant edge in set pieces, which have played a huge part through out this tournament. Kante doesn’t get the attention he should, but he will come up big sweeping up everything that Modric and Rakatic send through the middle. Griezman and Pogba connect and France comes out on top of the world again.
Pick: France to win during regulation -109