Croatia and Belgium will take the field in Group F of the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Thursday at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar.
For Belgium, it’ll likely serve as a do-or-die contest with elimination at stake for the squad. After opening its World Cup campaign by escaping with a 1-0 victory over Canada, Belgium endured an even more underwhelming 2-0 loss against Morocco. Unless Morocco loses by three-plus to Canada — which isn’t a very likely scenario — Belgium will need a win.
Meanwhile, Croatia did its part. After defeating Canada 4-1 and ending in a scoreless draw with Morocco, Croatia needs at least a draw against Belgium in order to advance to the Round of 16.
Entering the matchup, Belgium (+170) is a slight favorite over Croatia (+175), according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Nevertheless, with +225 odds of an even match going down, everything is well in play.