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Request Your Own Bets? Key Corner and Card Stats for the World Cup Final

The FIFA World Cup 2018 comes to a close this weekend as Belgium face England in the third place playoff and Croatia take on France in the final on Sunday. With the amount of focus placed on requesting your own bets throughout this World Cup we’ve dived into the data to bring you some key stats to help you out in the corners and cards market.

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France vs Croatia Corners and Cards

World Cup - France

Corners

CornersCorners Conceded1st Half Corners2nd Half Corners
Total Corners p/Game
France3.173.51.831.336.67
Croatia5.675.6722.6711.33
Average4.424.5851.91529
  • France have seen over four corners in the first half in two of their six World Cup games, whilst Croatia have only once.
  • None of France’s six World Cup games have seen more than nine corners in total, but four of Croatia’s have.
  • France have won five or more corners in just two of their World Cup games so far, with those two occasions being their group matches against Australia and Peru.
  • Croatia have won five or more corners in five of their six World Cup games, including in each of their last four.

Cards

CardsOpposition Cards1st Half Cards2nd Half Cards
France1.672.670.331.33
Croatia2.331.670.831.5
Average22.170.581.415
  • France have picked up at least two bookings in four of their six World Cup games so far, with Croatia matching that record.
  • There have been at least four cards in all but one of France’s World Cup games.
  • Four of France’s World Cup games have seen the first yellow card handed out before the 35 minute mark.
  • Referee Nestor Pitana has handed out 12 cards this tournament, averaging three per game.

Fouls

Most FoulsFouls per GameMost Fouled
Fouled per Game
FrancePaul Pogba2.4Paul Pogba2.8
CroatiaAnte Rebic3Ivan Rakitic2.7
  • Croatian attacker Ante Rebic has committed more fouls than any other player at the World Cup.
  • However, Rebic is also the 5th most fouled player at the tournament.
  • Lucas Hernandez is France’s second most fouled player and is likely to be up against Rebic.
  • Paul Pogba, France’s most fouling player, will be squaring up to Ivan Rakitic in the centre of the park on Sunday.

France vs Croatia Betting Suggestions

Ante Rebic to be booked at 15/8 – Rebic has committed more fouls than any other player at this World Cup and already has two yellow cards to his name. He comes up against French left back Lucas Hernandez, who is France’s second most fouled player.

Paul Pogba to be booked at 3/1 – Pogba has committed more fouls than any other French player in this World CupHe will be squaring off in the middle of the park against Ivan Rakitic, who has been fouled more than any other Croatian player this tournament.

Ivan Strinic 1st player booked at 14/1 – Strinic has committed eight fouls in the first halves of this World Cup, second only to Rebic in the Croatia squad. He comes up against Kylian Mbappe, who is the second most fouled first half player for France this tournament.

Over 4 Asian Total Cards at 1.85 – All but one of France’s World Cup matches so far have seen at least four yellow cards shown. Ten of the last eleven World Cup finals have seen four or more cards brandished.

Croatia Over 4.5 Team Corners at 6/5 – Five of Croatia’s six World Cup matches so far have seen them win at least five corners, including every one of their knockout stage matches.

England vs Belgium Corners and Cards

Corners

CornersCorners Conceded1st Half Corners2nd Half Corners
Total Corners p/Game
England5.672.8332.338.5
Belgium5.8353.672.1610.83
Average5.753.9153.3352.2459.665
  • Both England and Belgium won more corners in the first half of the match in four of their six World Cup matches.
  • Five of Belgium’s six World Cup games have seen at least five corners in the first half.
  • Belgium and England have had the 2nd and 3rd most corners of the World Cup, with 35 and 34 respectively.

Cards

CardsOpposition Cards1st Half Cards2nd Half Cards
England12.50.330.67
Belgium1.671.830.51.17
Average1.3352.1650.4150.92
  • Both England and Belgium have seen the first card dished out before the 35 minute mark in half of their World Cup matches so far.
  • England have only picked up more than one yellow card on one occasion in this World Cup, whilst Belgium have in four of their six games.
  • There has been four or more cards handed out in two of England’s six games this tournament and three of Belgium’s.
  • Referee Alireza Faghani has shown the yellow card 15 times this tournament – More than any other referee and an average of five per game.

Fouls

Most FoulsFouls per GameMost Fouled
Fouled per Game
EnglandRaheem Sterling2Harry Kane3.6
BelgiumThomas Meunier2.3Eden Hazard5
  • Eden Hazard is the second most fouled player at this World Cup with 25 unfair challenges on him. Only Neymar (26) has more.
  • Hazard is expected to come up against Trent Alexander-Arnold on Saturday, with Kieran Trippier a doubt through injury.
  • Harry Kane is the fourth most fouled player at this World Cup behind Neymar, Hazard, and Isco.
  • Kane will be facing off against Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld in the Belgian defence, both of whom have picked up two yellow cards this World Cup.

England vs Belgium Betting Suggestions

Thomas Meunier to be booked at 9/2 – Meunier has committed more fouls than any other Belgium player and has already served a suspension this World Cup after picking up two bookings.

Trent Alexander-Arnold to be booked at 7/2 – The young Liverpool full back is likely to start ahead of the injured Kieran Trippier on Saturday and will be coming up against Eden Hazard. Hazard has been fouled 25 times this tournament, with only Neymar suffering receiving more tough treatment than the Chelsea man.

Belgium Over 1.5 Team Cards at 5/6 – Belgium have picked up more than one booking in four of their six games in this World Cup.

Over 4.5 1st Half Asian Corners at 1.775 – Five of Belgium’s six games so far this World Cup have seen five or more corners in the first half.

Read more: World Cup Final: 5 Key Battles Ahead of France vs Croatia

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