One of the most exciting ways to bet on the World Cup Final is through prop bets. With prop bets, there is a mini game going on inside the context of the actual game, and that can liven up the action and keep you invested no matter what is happening. Croatia and France have both played very tactically for long stretches of matches, and that could lead to a bit of monotony and perhaps boredom for casual fans. Let’s take a look at some prop bets that will keep you involved in the action no matter what is going on.
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World Cup Final Prop Betting at BookMaker.eu
Total number of bookings
Over 4.5 -105
Under 4.5 -129
One of the most intriguing sub-plots of any soccer match is how the referee decides to call the game. There are some referees that are keen to let players have quite a bit of leeway, while others want to install their authority from the get go.
If we look at prior World Cup Finals, we will see games that have been called very differently. The 2010 World Cup Final had an astounding 14 bookings, while the 2014 World Cup Final saw just four yellow cards, all of which came in the first 65 minutes.
This World Cup has not seen many bookings. Of the 14 knockout stage matches, only five have seen five or more cards issued, and that makes me like the under. However, France has had totals of four, five, and eight bookings in their three knockout stage matches, while Croatia has seen one, five, and three cards in their three matches.
Croatia Team Total
Over 0.5 -128
Under 0.5 -107
The last few World Cups have given us very low scoring finals. Both the 2010 and 2014 World Cup Finals went into extra time tied at 0-0 as one team looked to hold the line and slow down the game, while the other was content to control possession.
Croatia might be hard-pressed to score here. Lloris has kept a clean sheet in four of his six games to this point, and he is almost assuredly going to win the Golden Glove Award. He has made some massive saves in France’s last two games, and this is the best goalkeeper that Croatia has faced.
However, Croatia continues to find a way to score goals. They have scored in regulation in all six of their matches to this point, and they have enough offensive talent to find the back of the net against France. Ivan Perisic, Mario Mandzukic, and Luka Modric are all playing well, and France’s back line has had some trouble with teams that can pass very well.
Over 9.5 -112
Under 9.5 -123
With both teams prioritizing defense and looking to play a low-scoring match, that should lead to more corner kicks than what we normally see. Neither side will look to get cute and both teams will just hammer the ball away if there is a hint of trouble. Each team is good at defending set pieces, and they will not be afraid to give away corners.
Additionally, neither team is especially known for its proficiency on set pieces. Both sides have scored most of their goals in the run of play, and stalling things out as generally been the way to go. There is value in playing the alternate totals of 10.5 and 11.5 that are more generous to the over too. Extra time can potentially help out this over as well if the need arises.
World Cup Finals Odds
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