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Croatia vs Spain: Predictions and Betting Tips
The Croatians reach the Round of 16 after one win, one draw and one defeat in the group stages. They have scored four goals and conceded three.
The Croatians showed a strong level in their last match, an improvement that in no small part was thanks to an incredible performance by their captain and best player, Luka Modrić, who scored a great goal.
The Croatians have fond memories of their last meeting against Spain in the Euros, which was at the group stages in 2016 when they won 2-1.
Spain reached the Round of 16 after finishing second in the group with two draws and one win, scoring six goals and conceding just one goal.
The Spaniards put in a great performance in their last match against Slovakia, winning 5-0 and controlling the game from start to finish.
In 2018, Spain and Croatia met in the Nations League; one of the two matches played ended in a 3-2 win for Croatia but the other ended in a comprehensive 6-0 win for Spain.
- One win, two draws and two losses for Croatia in their last five games
- Croatia have conceded at least one goal in all of their last five games
- 11 consecutive matches without losing for Spain
- Spain have only conceded two goals in their last five games
Croatia vs Spain Predictions
Both teams have had similar experiences in the group stages, having struggled at the start before stepping up their game and they now seem fairly evenly matched. We see Spain as slightly superior thanks to the overall quality of their squad. We also wonder if the Croatians may start to struggle physically, having been exhausted in the group stages.
As this is a round of 16 match, we don’t expect either team to be wanting to take too many risks and therefore expect that the match may be settled by just one goal.
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