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Croatia vs Albania – Match Preview

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The European Championship at Volksparkstadion brings Croatia and Albania together. This crucial EURO Grp. B Round 2 clash is set for Tuesday, June 19, 2024, at 13:00 GMT. Both teams aim to earn their first points of the tournament. Croatia finds itself at the bottom of the group following a disappointing first game. Albania is slightly ahead, ranking third, and is also keen on a victory. A win could significantly boost either team’s chances of advancing. Despite Croatia being the favorite, Albania is ready to challenge the predictions.

Croatia – Form

Croatia has shown inconsistent results recently. Their last match was on June 15, 2024, against Spain, ending in a 3:0 loss. Before this, they achieved a 2:1 win against Portugal and a 3:0 victory over North Macedonia. These outcomes have been in line with bookmakers’ expectations, showing a consistent level of performance.

Albania – Form

Albania has had varied success in recent matches. Their latest game was a 2:1 defeat to Italy on June 15, 2024. Before this, they lost 1:0 to Sweden but managed a 3:1 win against Azerbaijan. These results matched bookmakers’ predictions, highlighting their potential for surprises.

Croatia – Albania – Head to Head

The upcoming match at Volksparkstadion revives a long-standing rivalry. These teams have not met in the 21st century, making this encounter particularly interesting. Historical data from their last 10 matches offers little insight into the current dynamics. This match provides a fresh start for both teams.

Croatia – Albania – Standings

As Round 2 of EURO Grp. B approaches, both teams are eager for points. Croatia is currently last in the group, while Albania is just above them. This early stage presents a vital chance for both to improve their standings. A win here could set a positive tone for their campaigns.

Croatia vs Albania – Top scorers

Croatia’s Lovro Majer leads with 4 goals in the European Championship. Andrej Kramaric, Mario Pasalic, and Bruno Petkovic each have scored twice. Luka Modric has also contributed with a goal. For Albania, Nedim Bajrami, Qazim Laci, and Ernest Muci have each scored twice. Jasir Asani and Armando Broja have added one goal each, showing a promising attack.

Croatia vs Albania – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers favor Croatia with odds of 1.48 for a win. A draw and an Albania win are less likely, at 4.20 and 7.00, respectively. Despite the neutral venue, Croatia’s form and Albania’s challenges suggest Croatia is the favored team. However, Albania’s slight edge in the standings could influence the match’s dynamics.

Alternative betting options include “halftime-fulltime” with Croatia at 2.10, and “draw-no-bet” at 1.167 for Croatia. The “double-chance” market offers odds of 1.1 for a Croatia win or draw.

Croatia vs Albania – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals is set at 2.00, and “Under 2.5” at 1.80. Given Croatia’s scoring ability and Albania’s defensive challenges, a high-scoring game is possible. Yet, Albania’s scoring rate suggests a closer match. The “Under 2.5” option at 1.80 is worth considering for bettors.

Croatia vs Albania – BTTS Betting

The odds for “Both Teams to Score” are 2.10 for “Yes” and 1.667 for “No.” Considering both teams’ recent performances, “BTTS: No” at 1.667 seems a probable outcome.

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