Japan have never made it past the last 16 of the competition, but they have impressed so far, beating Germany and Spain to get here. Croatia, meanwhile, reached the final last time out and will be eager for another shot at the trophy by going all the way.
Japan vs Croatia latest odds
Croatia are just a slight favorite to win the round of 16 and advance to the next round at even odds (2.00) with bet365.
Croatia are the outsiders who emerge victorious at odds of 3/1 (4.00), while the draw is priced at 9/4 (3.25).
Japan vs Croatia First Goalscorer Odds
Andrej Kramaric is the favorite to open the scoring at 11/2 (6.50) while his compatriot Ante Budimir is available at 6/1 (7.00).
Takuma Asano is the lowest-priced player from Japan to break the deadlock at 15/2 (8.50), while Shuto Machino is set at 9/1 (10.00).
Preview Japan vs Croatia
Japan have upset the odds so far in this tournament. They got the better of Germany and Spain to qualify for the round of 16 as group winners, knocking out Hansi Flick’s side.
They are looking to reach the quarterfinals for the first time. The Asian nation made it this far in 2018, only to be beaten 3-2 by Belgium and slumped.
But as 2018 finalists, they have shown they can compete on the big stage and will be determined to continue their campaign beyond the round of 16.
Tips and predictions Japan vs Croatia
This could be a close encounter, so under 2.5 goals in the game at 8/13 (1.62) is worth betting on.
Odds are correct at time of writing. Please play responsibly.