Croatia will come into this round-of-16 game as warm favourites after winning all three of their group games, including a 3-0 drubbing of Argentina. Denmark will be happy enough with their group performance that saw them qualify behind France with two draws and a win. Russia is waiting. For those team
After winning all their group games at a WC finals for the first time, Croatia will have high hopes of at least matching their best ever third-place-finish at France ‘98.
After now winning their last four games, Croatia will confident of progression but Denmark are a tough side who themselves are on a seven-game unbeaten run (W3, D4) that has seen them concede just once.
Looking further back, Denmark have lost just two of 20 (W9, D9, L2).