Can Croatia win in Slovakia? Let’s find out together in our betting prediction below!
Fight the pursuers in the qualification group E! The European Championship next year is a very special one. Because this competition has been around for 60 years. That is why UEFA has chosen a European Championship, not in one country but across Europe.
Two of the coveted starting places will be played in qualification group E. In the duel between Slovakia and Croatia, in our view, a prediction is quite difficult.
Best Bet of the Day Slovakia vs Croatia
But we are trying to face arguments for and against the two national teams to place our bet in the end. Currently, Slovakia is in second place in this group and has the chance to take the league lead with a home win. This is related to the fact that the league leaders Hungary has this time free of play.
Slovakia hopes for its enormous home strength. Finally, the team of coach Pavel Hapal has lost only one of the last eleven home games. As a favorite, at least for the bookmakers Croatia in this pursuit duel. Where the Croats after the vice-world championship no longer seem so strong.
Hope for the Croatian team is that you have lost none of the four duels with Slovakia in the past 20 years. At the current showdown between Slovakia and Croatia brings a tip to a home victory of the Slovaks with up to 4.10 the significantly higher odds. This should be primarily because the Croatians objectively have the much stronger squad.
Slovakia – Statistics & Current Form
The Slovak national team made the leap to a European Championship in 2016 for the first time. In the final round in France, the Slovaks even survived the group stage and moved into the second round. However, Slovakia did not stand a chance against Germany and had to beat 3: 0.
Unfortunately, from a Slovakian perspective, it was not enough to participate in the World Cup last year in Russia. For this reason, hopes in Slovakia even more to a participation in the EURO 2020. So far, the squad of coach Hapal in qualifying Group E completed three games.
After all, it was enough for two wins and only once had to accept a defeat. It started for Slovakia in qualifying with an important 2-0 home victory against Hungary. In this match in March, the Slovaks were the much better team; that led to a well-deserved opening victory after hits by Andrej Duda and Albert Rusnak.
“The Croats are always able to perform well. But we focus on ourselves and that we can win both games in September. ” – Coach Hapal
Three days later, things did not go so well in Wales. There was a narrow goal defeat after an early goal. In June, Slovakia had no problems in a friendly against Jordan and easily prevailed in the local City Arena Trnava.
In the subsequent qualifier in Azerbaijan, the team played into a frenzy and celebrated, among other things, by two goals by Marek Hamsik a 5-1 one-way victory. Now home-strong Slovakians are back at home.
Here, Slovakia has developed into a power and has won a total of nine of the last eleven home games for themselves. It is also interesting for the Slovaks that the team has scored at least one goal in eight of the last nine home games in the second half.
Expected formation of Slovakia:
↳ Dubravka; Pekarik, Vavro, Skriniar, Hancko; Kucka, Lobotka, Hamsik; Rusnak, Bozenik, Mak
Last matches of Slovakia:
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Azerbaijan vs. Slovakia 1: 5 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 07.06.2019 – Slovakia vs. Jordan 5: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Wales vs. Slovakia 1: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Slovakia vs. Hungary 2: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – Czech Republic vs. Slovakia 1: 0 (Nations League)
Croatia – Statistics & Current Form
The Croatian national team was one of the big positive surprises last year at the World Cup in Russia. Certainly, the Croats were called before the 2018 World Cup again and again as a secret favorite, but in Russia, the team of coach Dalic could deliver then really.
The bottom line was for the Kockasti even into the big final. But it was not enough to win the World Cup, because the Croats were clearly inferior to strong Frenchmen. After this tournament, it is for the Croatian national team to connect as possible to the achievements of the World Cup.
After all, Croatia also wants to be back at the European Championships next year. However, if you look at the performances this year, the performance curve for Croatia seems to be a bit down. Even at the first qualifier against Azerbaijan, the Croats had their problems.
Therefore, the national coach would have been happy that in the end at least a narrow 2-1 home win jumped out. Croatia had to face Hungary in Budapest on Matchday 2. There Rebic brought his team into the lead, but then the Croats lost more and more the thread.
“Two tough games await us, two tough away games in which we will try to get a good result, and a good result requires good concentration, quality and knowledge.”
The bottom line was an annoying 2-1 defeat. In June, the Kockasti embarrassed in a friendly against Tunisia and dealt in Varazdin a defeat. A few days later, Croatia again improved significantly in a qualifier against Wales. By a home win the next three points could be retracted.
Who wants to give his tip on an away win in the game between Slovakia and Croatia, which is at the top of the bookies in the top odds of 2.25. In the upcoming match in Slovakia, the coach has to do without the injured Kramaric, Kovacic and Pjaca. Moreover, this time Ivan Rakitic is not in the squad of the Croatian national team after much speculation about his situation at Barcelona.
Expected formation of Croatia:
↳ Livaković; Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Barisic; Modric, Brozovic, Badelj; Brekalo, Rebic, Perisic
Last matches of Croatia:
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Croatia vs. Tunisia 1: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Croatia vs. Wales 2: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 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)
Slovakia vs Croatia Direct Comparison
In total there have been 13 matches between Slovakia and Croatia over the years. For the Slovaks, this was only enough for two wins, while the record speaks clearly for the Croats in eight successes.
In addition, a total of three games between these two countries ended in a draw in the past. Incidentally, in the past 20 years, Croatia have taken two draws and two wins in four matches.
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Slovakia vs Croatia Our Best Betting Prediction Provided by PicksSoccer Experts
In qualifying Group E, Hungary’s leaders have a break this matchday. The chasers want to use this circumstance in order to take on the lead of the standings themselves. It comes on Thursday evening to a qualifier between Slovakia and Croatia. In our prediction we see in this comparison the vice-world champion slightly in the advantage.
Key facts – Slovakia vs Croatia tips
⭐️ Both teams can take the championship lead with a win
⭐️ Slovakia won nine of the last eleven home games
⭐️ The Croats renounced a nomination by Rakitic
However, in the City Arena in Trnava there will be a tough fight in our view. For both teams will do their very best to catapult themselves to the top of the Group E group if possible with a win. For the Slovaks speaks in this comparison above all the enormous home strength, which can also be read in only one defeat in the last eleven home games.
The Croatian national team has played excellently at the World Cup, but has since been unable to build on these great performances again. Nevertheless, we trust the Croatians due to the much higher quality an important away win. Therefore, we place our bet on betting odds of at least 2.25 on an away win in the duel between Slovakia and Croatia.