Group D of the 2020 European Championship features two teams that met in the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup and this is reflected in our Croatia vs Czech Republic predictions as one of those two teams is Croatia. On the 18th of June they will play Czech Republic at Hampden Park, Glasgow.
This will be the second game in the group for both teams, with Croatia having played England and Czech Republic having played Scotland. Therefore, there is a possibility that Croatia could come into this match below Czech Republic in the group and with a little added pressure to win the game. The odds for this match have Croatia at 2.10 and Czech Republic at 3.80 to win.
However, having defeated England in the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup, there is also a chance Croatia could enter this match on maximum points knowing a win should see them secure a place in the knockout stages of the competition. It will be interesting to see how each team approaches the match and we will look ahead to the game in our Croatia vs Czech Republic betting tips using the latest Czech Republic vs Croatia betting odds.
Croatia qualified for the 2020 European Championship by finishing top of qualifying Group E. They started the campaign as the overwhelming favourites to finish in the first place but made hard work of it having lost their second match against Hungary. They were also held to a draw in Wales and Azerbaijan, the latter of which was a shock result. Therefore, Croatia are going to have to up their performance levels if they are to go far in this tournament.
These boys deserved the European Championship. This is the crowning moment for all that we have done in this year and a half since the World Cup. We are looking forward to the European tournament. Croatia will not be a 'dark horse' but will be rather attacking from the front rows, which is both an advantage and a burden. - Zlatko Dalic before the tournament, the Sportske Novosti
This will be the second time Croatia have played Czech Republic at the European Championship. The teams met at the group stage of the 2016 European Championship in France and it appeared as though Croatia were cruising to victory as they took a 2-0 lead in the game. However, with just 14 minutes remaining on the Clock Czech Republic scored 2 goals, including a last minute penalty and there was trouble in the stands between the fans.
Croatia will be hoping there is not a repeat and the bookmakers believe they are the favourites to take maximum points from this game. The Croatia vs Czech Republic odds have the World Cup runners-up available as favourites to win the match. Continue below for more Croatia vs Czech Republic tips and predictions as we take a look at the latter.
2. Croatia vs Czech Republic Betting Tips
Czech Republic have qualified for their 6th straight European Championship having changed from being Czechoslovakia for the 1996 tournament. They finished runners up in that event and have since reached the semi-final but last time out they failed to progress beyond the group stage, finishing bottom of their group in 2016 behind Croatia, Spain and Turkey.
Czech Republic did not win a game in the 2016 European Championship and will be hoping to improve on that record in this competition. They came through a qualifying group which included England and despite suffering a heavy defeat at Wembley they managed to defeat the English when playing on home soil. That result shows Czech Republic do have the ability to beat the best teams in Europe but can they do it in a tournament situation?
The Czech’s have yet to beat Croatia having lost 2 and drawn one of their last 3 meetings. If the bookmakers are to be trusted, it appears as though Czech Republic are going to struggle to record their first victory over Croatia in this game. The betting odds for Czech Republic vs Croatia have the Czech’s as the outsiders. Read on for more Czech Republic vs Croatia betting predictions .
3. Czech Republic vs Croatia Other Bets
Perhaps the most noticeable thing of the three previous games between Croatia and Czech Republic is the number of goals scored. Across the three matches there have been 12 goals scored at an average of 4 goals per game and both teams had managed to find the back of the net at least once in each fixture. This suggests we could see both teams score in this match and bookies offer attractive odds for that to happen.
However, Czech Republic were not prolific goal scorers during qualifying, netting only 13 times in their 8 games. Croatia also recorded one of the lowest totals for goals scored of the teams which qualified for the tournament and no team which finished top of their qualifying group scored fewer goals than Croatia.
Therefore, we should not expect to see a high scoring game given the form of both teams throughout qualifying. If we are to see both teams score and Croatia get maximum points, then a 2-1 final score seems the most likely outcome. You can back 2-1 with every bookmaker available within this article.
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