10th Jul 2018 | World Cup
Croatia v England: Man of the Match Tip
It's the biggest game in 28 years for the Three Lions and if they are going to prevail then Jordan Pickford is surely going to need another great night.
The second World Cup semi-final features England and that automatically makes it the most eagerly anticipated football match in the UK since we launched the site back in 2011.
The Three Lions find themselves as pretty strong favourites against Croatia, with British bookmakers at least, and that’s a questionable run on the market.
It will be an exceedingly tough night for all those involved and I’m backing the ‘England Goalkeeper’ to be Budweiser Man of the Match at best odds of 11/1 with BetFair. Barring a freak injury that will be Jordon Pickford but this firm is letting us back the position for one team.
The Everton custodian showed his worth with a stunning finger-tip round the post and a subsequent penalty save against Columbia before pulling off three top level stops against Sweden to earn the official man of the match award in the quarter-final.
That was necessary in a match where England were regarded as comfortable so imagine what he may be required to do against higher quality opponents, which Croatia most certainly are.
On a night where history beckons, the 24-year-old between the sticks could be the most pivotal player on the pitch. A nation holds its breath.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 18:02 10th Jul, 2018 but subject to change