Ace Football previews the last-16 tie between Croatia and Spain in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, the best odds, and form guides.
Croatia take on Spain for a match in the European Championship on Monday at Parken. Croatia bring a ranking of number 14 in the world charts to the table, thus indicating a close match against Spain who look at the Euro 2020 from number 6 in the FIFA world ranking.
Prior to their first outing at the Euro’s Croatia are expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for 1st place in their group. Croatia had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the group stages and they are expected to go deep at the Euro 2020.
Before their first match at the tournament Euro 2020, Spain were heavy favourites to top their group. The first two outings have been a massive chunk of disappointment so far, and they will have to raise their level significantly. Spain had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the group stages and are expected to go far in the tournament.
Croatia vs Spain stats and analysis
When it comes to goal-scoring Croatia are not the most prolific side. Croatia scored a sustainable 19 times in their previous 10 internationals, making it 1.9 goals per game. They have been great in defence conceding a lowly 9 goals at their own end. That is an average of 0.9 a game, achieving a clean sheet in 2 of these matches.
Stats and facts for Croatia and Spain.
Fun stats Croatia
- Croatia unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Croatia has won in the last 5 of 6 matches at home;
- Croatia scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Croatia conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches.
Fun stats Spain
- Spain unbeaten the last 13 matches in a row;
- Spain unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Spain scored in the last 54 of 56 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Spain’s last 3 of 5 matches.
Form Croatia vs Spain
Croatia keep target in sight.
It has been up and down for Croatia going into this match as league results offer little sense of progress.
In their previous 3 matches, Croatia was defeated 1-0 by England and went on to a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic. Their latest match served up a 3-1 win against Scotland.
Spain paddling along.
It has been up and down for Spain going into this match as league results offer little sense of progress.
In their last 3 matches, Spain ended with a 0-0 draw against Sweden, followed by a 1-1 draw against Poland. Their most recent match brought a 5-0 win against Slovakia.
Croatia v Spain Fixture History
When these two nations last faced off against each other, Croatia ended up taking all 3 points in a 3-2 victory.
Croatia have won 33.33%, while Spain have won 50% of their last 6 encounters in the European Championship resulting in a total of 2-1-3.
Ivan Perisic has certainly delivered the goods for Croatia in recent matches. Both he and his fellow countrymen hope he can add to the 4 goals he has managed in the previous 6 internationals.
Ferran Torres is on 4 goals in the last 6 internationals for Spain and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here.