Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds

Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds
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Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Spain is predicted to win narrowly against Croatia

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Croatia and Spain are set to meet once again on Monday, June 28 in the round of 16 at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. Last time the two team met was back in November 2018 in UEFA Nations League. Croatia defeated Spain by 3-2 goals. In the same year in September, 2018 Croatia suffered the biggest defeat against Spain. It was a match in Nations League itself when Spain hammered 6 goals leaving Croatia goalless in the match.

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This is Croatia’s sixth Euro Cup and fourth entry into Round of 16. They have twice been successful to make into last eight. In last season that is in Euro 2016, they lost to Portugal in Round of 16 after Portugal scored the only goal of the match in extra time. For Spain this is 7th consecutive Euro Cup entry. They have won Euro Cup thrice that is in 1964, 2008 and 2012. In 2016 they went 2-0 down against Italy and were eliminated in Round of 16. It must be remembered that Spain lost to Croatia in last group match of Euro Cup and finished 2nd in Group D.

Spain has played a very defensive approach conceding in just one game. Croatia on the other hand have conceded in all the games and have also lost a game unlike Spain. Spain’s defensive approach could win them this match

Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds

Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner, 28th June, 2021

Spain and Croatia both ended their Group match campaign at 2nd position in their respective groups. However, Spain remained undefeated while Croatia had one defeat in the group matches.

Spain
Croatia
Predicted Winner
Predicted Goals: 2
Predicted Goals: 1
Spain
Odds: 3/5
Odds: 11/2
Spain
Chances of winning: 60%
Chances of winning: 14%
Spain

Of 3 matches, Spain drew two matches and won 1 match while Croatia won 1 lost 1 and settled for a draw in one match. Looking at the recent performance and stats of players, the football predictions and betting platforms have highly favored Spain’s against Croatia.

Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Team Stats (Sofascore)

Predicted Advantage
Attack
6.66
6.56
Marginal Spain Advantage
Mid-Field
7.07
6.98
Marginal Spain Advantage
Defence
7.18
6.75
Spain Advantage

Both Spain and Croatia have been equally strong in current EURO Cup tournament. At Whoscored, average team rating of Spain is 6.9 while the average team rating of Croatia is 6.7.

This season, Spain has had 1.8 shots on target per game while Croatia have had 0.9 shots on target per game. Spain leads in Aerial Dues success with 54% while Croatia have had 52% Aerial Dues Success this season.

Both the teams are expected to go with 4-3-3 format for this match.

Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted Line Up

Spain: Simon, Apzilicueta, García, Laporte, Alba, Koke, Busquets, Pedri, Moreno, Morata, Sarabia.

Croatia:  Livakovic, Juranovic, Bradaric, Vida, Gvardiol, Kovacic, Brozovic, Perisic, Modric, Vlasic, Petkovic.

Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Latest News

[28th June] Euro 2020: Spain struggle with Morata muddle: Richard Buxton

[27th June] Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic upbeat for Spain tie despite Ivan Perisic Covid ‘shock’

[27th June] Modric’s warning to Spain: Playing like this, Croatia are a danger to anyone

[27th June] Luis Enrique praises ‘unique’ Pedri ahead of Spain’s clash with Croatia

Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Recent Form

Croatia haven’t had a good footballing year recently. Their victory over Scotland was the first victory in last five matches. It must be noted that in last 16 matches over the span of 9 months, Croatia have won only 1 match while have lost 8 matches.

In Euro 2020, they started off with a defeat at the hands of England and went on to settle for a draw with Czech Republic and defeated Scotland in last match.

Spain on the other hand had their biggest Euro Cup victory when they defeated Slovakia by 5-0 goals. In rest of the two matches they settled for a draw against Sweden and Poland. Spain have now lost just one of their last 27 internationals – 0-1 to Ukraine in a UEFA Nations League last November and are unbeaten in 11 games.

Spain vs Croatia Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Head-to-head

Croatia and Spain have been part of plenty of dramatic and nail biting matches. The two teams have played 8 matches against each other across all the tournaments. Croatia have won 3 while Spain have 4 wins against Croatia. One match between the two teams ended in a draw.

In last five matches between the two teams, Spain have 3 wins while Croatia have 2 wins.

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