The Croatians have come through two tough knockout fixtures, with both going the distance with penalties, against Denmark and hosts Russia.
This is their first semi final since France 1998 and they will be chomping at the bit to reach a World Cup final for the first time in their history.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Croatia side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, and the statistical likelihood of a player being selected. The widget can also show you players’ recent form and stats.