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Croatia vs Scotland: Prediction and Betting Tips
Nothing but victory will help Croatia
The 2018 World Cup runners-up have found themselves in need of a victory over Scotland whom they have never beaten in Hampden Park in five meetings and were not able to score in their last two H2Hs against the Scots. Coach Dalic’s team have scored just one goal so far in the Euro 2020. The likes of Rebic and Kramaric need to be more effective up front.
Just four shots on goal in two matches is not the kind of offensive power needed in the game against Scotland. The recent form is not encouraging as well as Croatia have averaged just one goal per game in their last four matches and have not tasted victory in any of them.
Croatia Key Points
- Croatia have won just two of their last ten matches
- BTTS have happened in five of Croatia’s last ten matches
- Croatia had two clean sheets in their last ten matches
Can Scotland keep their positive record against Croatia?
Scotland will try to benefit from their home fans and their record against the Croatians in Hampden Park to secure a much-needed victory. Steve Clarke’s men had a disappointing start to their Euro 2020 campaign losing 2-0 to the Czech Republic. Despite having better ball possession and more goal attempts in that match, the Scots were caught on the counter and suffered a tough first-match defeat.
The point gained at Wembley in their second match gave hope to Scotland as a win will almost surely see them qualify for the knockout stages. In the match against England, Steve Clarke’s team had 11 goal attempts and 34 dangerous attacks which shows that the Tartan Army are an offensive team and take the initiative to go forward something they have to do in their match against Croatia.
Scotland Key Points
- BTTS happened in four of Scotland last ten matches
- Scotland have failed to score in four of their last ten matches
- Scotland have not scored in the Euro 2020 yet
Croatia vs Scotland Prediction
This will be one of the most important matches for both nations in their European Championship history. Both teams need a win, a draw will see them both eliminated from the competition. Scotland couldn’t score a goal yet but they hope they can break the deadlock in this match.
Croatia have been a shadow of the team that played so impressively in the 2018 World Cup. Dalic’s aging team seems out of energy after most of their players played a very long season in the leading European leagues.
The stakes are too high in this match, making it a recipe for a match in which the coaches will adopt a cautious tactic until the first goal is scored after which the winning team will defend that goal with all the power they got.
Croatia vs Scotland Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Goals 1.82 at Vbet
Scotland or 1-0 Yes 2.06 at Vbet
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