Croatia Vs Czech Republic: Betting Tips & Predictions

Croatia vs Czech Republic Euro 2020
Euro 2021, Croatia Vs Czech Republic, Group Stage, Group D, Hampden Park, Glasgow

Match is over
Score: 1:1
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Next Czech republic’s Match

Croatia and the Czech republic ensured differing starts to their respective Euro 2020 (2021) campaigns – it is the Croatians who need to force a result here to give their hopes of progress a lift.

Our Betting Tips

Croatia and Czech Republic meet at Glasgow’s Hampden Park in what could be a pivotal game in Euro 2020 (2021) Group D. The Czech’s win over Scotland in their opening game puts Jaroslav Šilhavý’s team in a good position to qualify, although defeat here and a final game against England could mean things turn around quickly. The Croatians narrowly lost to the English in their first game and really need to get off the mark with at least a point here. Croatia start as favourites, and for good reason with their recent big tournament performances.

CROATIA TO SCORE FIRST

The story form the Czech’s first game was Patrick Schick – the big striker scored two impressive goals and has already made an name for himself at this tournament. There is usually a surprise package at every big tournament, and Schick could well be that men. His confidence will be sky high after the Scotland game – particularly after his sensational second goal – so back the forward to leave his mark again here.

PATRICK SCHICK TO SCORE ANYTIME

Croatia could and probably should take the three points, but a defeat would leave their Euro 2020 (2021) hopes in shatters. The onus is on the Croats to take the game to the Czech Republic and that could result in an entertaining game with plenty of goals. Let’s hope so.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE – YES

Best Odds

Croatia Draw Czech Republic
22Bet 57/50 23/10 127/50
Bwin 23/20 11/5 5/2
Fansbet logo 11/10 49/20 5/2

Statistics

Head to Head

Croatia and Czech Republic go head to head in both teams’ second game in Group D. These are the most eye-catching stats ahead of the game at Hampden Park.

Stats

  • Coincidentally, these two teams also met at Euro 2016 in the second round of Group D matches. Croatia led 2-0 but the Czechs managed to fight back to secure a 2-2 draw.
  • Yet that Euro 2016 draw didn’t stop Croatia from topping the group. The Czechs finished bottom of a section that also included Spain and Turkey.
  • Other than that match, these two teams have only met on two additional occasions – both friendlies. Croatia won one of those games, while the other finished in draw. That means the Czech Republic are yet to have defeated Croatia.

Our Prediction for Croatia Vs Czech Republic

Croatia to win

It may have been the Czechs who come into this game with a win in their first match at Euro 2020 (2021), but Croatia will be considered heavy favourites, and for good reason. Defeat would probably eliminate the Croats, which is inconceivable. Croatia to win and get their campaign underway.

Steve is a writer and dedicated sports follower, whether it is football, rugby, cricket, horse-racing or educating himself about sports that he doesn’t know so well. There’s always more to learn, and always sport to follow, which makes it the greatest hobby in the world (in this writer’s opinion!) With years of sports predictions and analysis behind him, Steve has learned to understand that research is key, as is understanding that nothing in sport is scripted, which of course makes the drama of it all so much more exciting.

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