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Spain vs Croatia – Match Preview

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Spain, the home team, is set to face Croatia at the Olympiastadion in the EURO Grp. B opener. This match is scheduled for June 15, 2024, at 16:00 GMT. Both teams start with 0 points, aiming for an early lead in the standings. Spain is slightly favored to win this exciting contest.

Spain – Form

Spain’s recent home performances have been inconsistent. They beat Northern Ireland 5:1 in a Friendly on June 8, 2024. This victory was expected by bookmakers. They also drew 3:3 with Brazil, showcasing their offensive strength. However, a 0:1 loss to Colombia highlighted some weaknesses. These results reflect Spain’s unpredictable form.

Croatia – Form

Croatia has shown strong form away from home, with two wins and a draw in their last three matches. They beat Portugal 2-1 and Egypt 4-2 in Friendlies. A goalless draw with Tunisia was below expectations. These performances show Croatia’s consistency on the road.

Spain – Croatia – Head to Head

The last match between Spain and Croatia was a goalless draw on June 18, 2023, in the UEFA Nations League A. Spain has won 5 of the last 8 matches, while Croatia has 2 victories. Both teams scored in the last three matches, showing a trend of mutual scoring.

Spain – Croatia – Standings

The European Championship match at the Olympiastadion marks the start of the campaign for both teams. With 0 points each, this match is crucial for setting a positive tone. Spain aims to use their strength, while Croatia looks to match their past successes. Bookmakers favor Spain, but surprises can happen.

Spain vs Croatia – Top scorers

Spain’s attack is led by Mikel Oyarzabal, with 4 goals. Rodri and Pedri, both midfielders, have scored twice. Alvaro Morata and Ayoze Perez have also contributed. Croatia’s Lovro Majer has 4 goals. Andrej Kramaric and Mario Pasalic have scored twice, with Bruno Petkovic also adding two. Luka Modric has scored a crucial goal. This shows the balanced attack of both teams.

Spain vs Croatia – Full-Time Betting

Spain is favored with odds of 1.91 for a win. A draw and a Croatian victory are at 3.40 and 4.33, respectively. Spain’s strong home record and head-to-head dominance make them favorites. Croatia’s impressive away form makes a draw an interesting bet.

Alternative bets include “halftime-fulltime” with Spain leading at both at 2.60. “Draw-no-bet” has Spain at 1.364. The “double-chance” market offers Spain to win or draw at 1.2, considering Croatia’s potential to secure a point.

Spain vs Croatia – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals option is at 2.10, appealing for those expecting an open game. The “Under 2.5” goals at 1.73 caters to those foreseeing a more tactical match. Given the teams’ scoring abilities, “Over 2.5” is interesting.

Spain vs Croatia – BTTS Betting

The “BTTS: Yes” odds are at 1.909, reflecting the scoring trends of both teams. Given their recent performances, “BTTS: Yes” seems likely.

Spain vs Croatia – Prediction