Ace Football previews the UEFA Nations League game between Croatia and France who meet up on Monday. The match preview includes the team and H2H stats as well as the best betting tips for the match.
Croatia and France square off again for the third time since the 2018 World Cup final in a UEFA Nations League match on Monday.
Both teams head to the Poljud Stadium following opening round defeats in Group A1, meaning they’ll be desperate to return to winning ways to get their campaigns back on track.
Position in the UEFA Nations League standings: Croatia vs France
The current UEFA Nations League table shows these two sides on the same number of points so far this season. As such, both have an opportunity to gain some ground on their upcoming opponent in this round 2 clash. There is every reason to keep a close watch on Croatia clashing with France over three points on Monday.
Latest form and previous encounters between Croatia and France
Croatia had a nightmare start
Croatia have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. They first shared the points in a 1-1 draw with Slovenia, before claiming 3 points in a 2-1 win against Bulgaria. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Austria in their first Nations League game.
France left emptyhanded
Although losing their latest outing, results have generally been decent in the last 3 matches for France. They first took out Ivory Coast by 2-1 before downing South Africa by 5-0. The winning streak came to an end against Denmark, who ran out 1-2 winners in their Nations League opener.
Fixture history: Croatia vs France
The last time the two teams faced off against each other, France came away as 1-2 winners. It was a match played at Stadion Maksimir back in October 2020 in the UEFA Nations League A. This time around, betting on France will get you odds 2.00, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with a 50% chance of victory. You can get a price of 3.20, should you wish to add Croatia to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Highlights from the last match between Croatia and France:
Betting stats and facts for Croatia and France
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on stats from the last couple of games that Croatia and France played across all tournaments.
- Croatia have scored in 32 of the last 34 home matches
- Croatia have not lost 11 of the last 13 matches
- Croatia have not lost 10 of the last 12 home matches
- Croatia have scored in 11 of the last 13 matches
- Croatia have conceded in 8 of the last 10 home matches
- France have scored in the last 21 matches in a row
- France have not lost the last 14 away matches in a row
- France have scored in the last 14 away matches in a row
- France have not lost 19 of the last 21 matches
- France have won 7 of the last 8 matches
Players to watch in Croatia vs France
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Andrej Kramaric. He is one of the players from Croatia who are in their best form. He managed to find the back of the net 4 times in his last 6 games, and will surely want to add some more goals against France.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Karim Benzema to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently.
Best tips for the match: Croatia vs France
In conclusion, we present betting tips for this UEFA Nations League match, which are based on the above statements. Besides the main prediction for this game, we have also come up with some lower and higher risk alternatives.