The match of 3rd round between Croatia и Belgium took place at Al Rayyan Stadium on 1 December 2022, Thursday. Referee - Anthony Taylor.
The last meeting of these teams took place more than a month ago (6 June 2021) and ended with the victory of Belgium with a score 1-0.
The teams are close in the league table, the difference between their points is only 1 point. In addition, the both teams are in the TOP position in the standings.
Croatia is the leader of the tournament with 4 points. This is the 2nd of 12 team game in the tournament.
The nearest pursuer has the same number of points with Croatia and can score 30 points. The goal difference is 4:1. In additional, Croatia has the best offensive record in the league. The Croatia defensive line is one of the TOP-4 in the tournament.
Belgium is in the TOP-4 with 3 points. This is the 2nd of 12 team game in the tournament.
The difference with the nearest team on top is 1 point (Belgium can score 30 points). In addition, the distance from the first place is 1 point (30 points are possible). The nearest pursuer is 3 points lower and has the opportunity to score 30 points additionally. The goal difference is 1:2. In addition, the Belgium offensive line is one of the TOP-4 in the tournament. The Belgium defensive line is one of the TOP-4 in the tournament.
Croatia has not lost in any of the last 5 matches, with 3 wins and 2 draws.
The team scored 19 points оn its own field in 10 last matches, with the following results 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss. The difference between scored and conceded goals is 16-10. The average number of goals is 1.6. The average number of cards in 10 last matches is 1.3.
The team has participated in 4 matches over the past two weeks. This can cause team fatigue and require the rotation of the main players.
The team scored 16 points when playing away in 10 last matches, with the following results 4 wins, 4 draws и 2 losses. The difference between scored and conceded goals is 14-9. The average number of goals is 1.4. The average number of cards in 10 last matches is 0.9.