For many, Group E qualifying for the 2020 is the most balanced. After all, four teams – Slovakia, Wales, Hungary and Croatia – have what it takes to finish in first place at the end of the qualifier. And even the fifth member Azerbaijan showed in the qualification for the 2018 World Cup decent performance and pays off in this group something. Nevertheless, Vice World Champion Croatia was the favorite for the group victory in the race, but so far could not do justice to this status.
Croatia vs Wales Football Betting Prediction
In Saturday’s game against Wales, the Croatians are relying on home strength to score the next three points. Wales, on the other hand, would probably be satisfied with a draw in the supposedly heaviest away match of the qualifier. Due to the home advantage in the game between Croatia against Wales, the prediction is easily a tip for home win. However, alternative bets are also interesting.
Croatia – Statistics & Current Form
After the sensational World Championship win last year for many experts and the resignation of Mario Mandzukic in August, the Croatian national team was only able to build on the strong performances in this tournament in phases. In the Nations League, there was an admittedly strong group with England and Spain relegation from league A, with the Croats in the last game at Wembley Stadium have only missed a good ten minutes to qualify as group first for the semi-finals of this tournament. In the first two internationals this year Croatia struggled in qualifying for the European Championship in 2020, despite oppressive superiority, initially to a tight 2-1 home win against Azerbaijan and then lost three days later with the same result at the Hungarians.
The collapse of the Magyars was due to a ratio of 14:10 and 7-2 shots on the goal in favor of Hungary also earned. In their own country, Croatia now has to correct this defeat in order not to have to run after the others early in the qualification. And at home, Croatia has not lost any of the last 23 international matches. The last home defeat dates from 11/10/2013 and was a 1-2 draw against Belgium in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. The Croatians have won 19 of the last 23 matches on home turf. Overall, however, the red and white checkers left the field in only three of the last nine games as the winner – four defeats. Furthermore, Croatia conceded at least one goal in twelve of the last 13 games. In the last five games with the participation of Rebic and Co. both teams could always scores.
With Josip Brekalo, Andrej Kramaric, Ante Rebic and Tin Jedvaj four players from German clubs are in the squad of the Croats, who were also used in the last defeat in Hungary. In midfield Ivan Rakitic and world footballer Luka Modric continue to be the drivers and thinkers in the Croatian game. The hosts are all in all favorite. But since in the match between Croatia and Wales, the odds for a tip at home win are not the highest, it is especially recommended because of the many goals of the Croats in recent games, a look at the betting odds for some hits.
Estimated formation of Croatia:
↳ Kalinic; Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Barisic; Modric, Kovacic, Perisic, Brozovic, Brekalo; Kramaric
Last matches of Croatia:
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Hungary vs. Croatia 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Croatia vs. Azerbaijan 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 18.11.2018 – England vs. Croatia 2: 1 (Nations League)
⚽️ 15.11.2018 – Croatia vs Spain 3: 2 (Nations League)
⚽️ 15.10.2018 – Croatia vs. Jordan 2: 1 (friendly)
Wales – Statistics & Current Form
The disappointment over the missed qualification for the 2018 World Cup was huge in Wales – especially after the sensational performance at the European Championship in 2016, in which the kite failed only in the semifinals of the eventual winner Portugal. Accordingly, the 2018 World Cup for Wales consisted almost entirely of the UEFA Nations League, with two wins against Ireland to hold Liga B in the end. Against the other participant Denmark there had been two bankruptcies. With a loss to Albania Wales also concluded a rather messed-up year from 2018, in which there were in nine internationals in addition to the two victories against Ireland only one more against China – five defeats.
“In training, he looked very good, was literally burned and seemed totally fresh. I am pleased to see him in the two games against Croatia and Hungary. ” – Wales coach Ryan Giggs over Gareth Bale
The year 2019 started well, with the 1-0 last-gasp win against Trinidad and Tobago even more flattering for the Welsh-free first match day of qualifying for Euro 2020. More important was the 1-0 victory against Slovakia, which started Wales the best possible qualification for the Euro 2020. In a balanced game handed an early goal by Daniel James to the final score. Like James, the rest of the Welsh squad almost invariably play in England, with many of the players resident in the championship. Welsh flag is still Gareth Bale, who now wants to give up in the national team after his problems with his club Real Madrid. With 31 goals in 75 international matches, he is the best shooter of his country ever. Also on Saturday, the hopes of the entire country rest on his shoulders. The recent not always saddle defense of the opponent is a hit from Wales not unlikely.
Wales have scored only once in their last six internationals, defeating Albania 1-0 in the rather insignificant November last year. Coach Ryan Giggs would certainly be pleased with a counter at home-strong Croats and if the defense, who only conceded two goals in the last five games, remains stable at the back, this one point might not be so outlandish. But more will not be possible. That’s why you should not play in the game of Wales in Croatia, despite high odds a tip on a guest victory.
Expected lineup of Wales:
↳ Hennessey; Roberts, Mepham, Lawrence, Davies; Wilson, Allen, Smith, James, Brooks; Bale
Last matches of Wales:
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Wales vs. Slovakia 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 20.03.2019 – Wales vs. Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 (friendly)
⚽️ 20.11.2018 – Albania Vs. Wales 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 16.11.2018 – Wales vs. Denmark 1: 2 (Nations League)
⚽️ 16.10.2018 – Ireland vs. Wales 0: 1 (Nations League)
Croatia vs Wales Direct Comparison
There have been four clashes between these two nations so far, with three wins and a draw at 7-2 goals clearly enough for the Croats. Most recently, the two countries met in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. The Dragons from Wales lost away with 0: 2 and then also defeated in the home game the red and white checkered with 1: 2.
Croatia vs Wales Best Betting Prediction Explained
The Welsh had their great moment at the Euro 2016 in France. After that, the performance of the dragons abated slightly. Nevertheless, they were always dangerous and could especially keep up with the teams who act on a similar or slightly better level. Croatia, on the other hand, had a clear momentum at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but had to digest a few setbacks last time, although in the last race they had to play against stronger opponents than the Welsh.
Key Facts – Croatia vs Wales tips
⭐️ Croatia has not lost a home game for almost six years
⭐️ Wales conceded only two goals in the last five games
⭐️ Croatia have conceded at least one goal in twelve of the last 13 internationals
On a similar level I do not see Croatia and Wales, but for me the range is not too big. No question: The Croats have the much better single player and have been unbeaten at home for almost six years. Therefore, I do not expect a victory of the guests, but for me a division of points would be no sensation, especially as Wales will be on such a thoughtful. The Croats were vulnerable to defensively. 24 goals in the last 13 international matches speak a clear language. Therefore, in the game between Croatia and Wales is a tip that both teams to score, to best odds of 2.30 interesting.
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ Yes