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2022 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs. Belgium odds, predictions: Picks and best bets for Thursday's match from soccer computer model

SportsLine's soccer simulation model has generated its 2022 World Cup selections for Thursday's Group F matchup between Croatia and Belgium
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Two sides from the 2018 quarterfinals will meet when Croatia battles Belgium in a Group F matchup on Thursday at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Belgium needs to win or it will head home following a disappointing start to the tournament. The Belgians lost 2-0 to Morocco last Sunday after beating Canada 1-0 in the opener. Croatia blasted Canada 4-1 after tying Morocco 0-0 on Nov. 23. The Croatians will advance with a win or a draw.

The match from Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, will kick off at 10 a.m. ET. Croatia and Belgium are both +165 (risk $100 to win $165) on the money line in the latest Croatia vs. Belgium odds from Caesars Sportsbook. A draw is priced at +225 and the over/under for total goals is 2.5.

Before you lock in your Croatia vs. Belgium picks or World Cup 2022 predictions, you need to see what SportsLine's soccer simulation model has to say.

The SportsLine soccer simulation model evaluates a team's offensive and defensive capabilities based on the game situation. Then, it assigns a grade using an expected payout-to-probability ratio. The model was accurate on 56% of all picks during the Champions League group stage and returned more than $1,000 to $100 bettors on its A+ picks. It also went 17-9-2 (+526) on spread picks to start the World Cup. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Croatians are looking to repeat their success from the last World Cup when they reached the finals. Among those helping lead the team is forward Ivan Perisic, who scored the tying goal against England in the 2018 semifinals, which Croatia would go on to win 2-1. Perisic has 32 career goals for the national team in 118 appearances. He currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League, appearing in 21 matches this year.

The model also has considered the Belgians are looking to ride the momentum of their success in the last World Cup, in which they placed third. After losing 1-0 to France in the semifinals, they rallied to defeat England 2-0 in the third-place match. One of the leaders of that team was forward Romelu Lukaku, who scored four goals in the 2018 World Cup. In 103 appearances for the team, Lukaku has registered 68 goals. He is also a striker for Inter Milan of Serie A, on loan from Chelsea of the Premier League.

Now, the model has taken an in-depth look at the Croatia vs. Belgium match from every angle. It is leaning Over on the total, and it says one side of the money line has ALL the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any 2022 World Cup picks.

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