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Croatia vs Wales – Match Preview, Tips, Odds

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Get some valuable betting insights into the Croatia vs Wales showdown in the European Championship with the latest stats, expert tips, and the best odds.

Croatia come up against visiting side Wales in a European Championship qualifying fixture on Saturday at Stadion Poljud. This will be the first game of their respective Group D campaigns.

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Croatia Form

Croatia delivered a bit of everything as their last three matches added four points to their tally. An encounter with Brazil brought a 0-0 draw, which was followed by a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Argentina. Their most recent game had them back on the winning trail, as they beat Morocco by 2-1. Croatia won four of their last six European Championship matches on home soil, while drawing once and losing once. They conceded nine and scored 15 goals.

Wales Form

In their previous three games, Wales drew 1-1 with the USA, then lost 0-2 against Iran and 0-3 against England. In their last six away matches in the European Championship, Wales won twice, while also recording one draw. They endured three defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying five goals conceded and six scored.

Croatia vs Wales Stats

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Croatia and Wales. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • Croatia have scored in 27 of the last 29 home matches
  • Croatia have not lost 21 of the last 23 matches
  • Croatia have not lost 16 of the last 18 home matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 home matches Croatia played, both teams scored
  • Croatia have lost 4 of the last 5 home matches and both teams scored at the same time
  • In 12 of the last 13 Wales matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Wales have conceded in 13 of the last 14 matches
  • In 6 of the last 7 away matches Wales played, both teams scored
  • Wales have not won 10 of the last 11 matches
  • Wales have lost 3 of the last 4 matches without scoring a goal

Croatia vs Wales Betting Tips

Full-time result

Stadion Poljud witnessed Croatia winning six times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing three and losing one as well. Wales claimed three wins, three draws, and four defeats in their last 10 games away. The Dragons did not lose any of their last 6 matches at home. They conceded a goal in their 8 most recent matches.

Both teams to score

Croatia scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Interestingly, Wales scored the opening goal of the match in just two of their last ten games. Both teams have scored in the last 4 consecutive away games Wales played. Croatia probably enjoy the prospect of scoring this coming Saturday, as Wales managed only one clean sheet in the previous 10 matches. The former claimed three clean sheets in their last 10 matches.

Total goals

Croatia performed an average of 2.1 goals a game in their previous ten matches in which over 2.5 goals came out seven times. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Wales, who managed to score 0.8 times in those matches. Wales conceded a goal in their last 8 matches.

Match predictions: Croatia vs Wales

To sum up, the upcoming match between Croatia and Wales seems to be a good betting opportunity.

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