Croatia vs Wales (By: PlayMaker)
The golden generation of Croatian football has helped the country first know about the World Cup final in last summer. It is an unprecedented achievement that've ever been shown the Eastern European football background. There have been certain developments. However, right after the most successful World Cup in history, Croatia's performance dropped dramatically. In the Nations League, Luka Modric and his team-mates only won one victory, the remaining two lost and drew 1, in which there was Spain's defeat to 6 goals without a goal.
In the EURO 2020 qualifier, coach Zlatko Dalic's team currently have 3 points after 2 matches including victory against Azerbaijan and a sudden defeat to Hungary. They ranked 4th in the group, this is a rather disappointing rank when Dalic's squad has a series of stars playing in big clubs like Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Mandzukic or Brozovic. In the third match of the night, Croatia had a chance to improve their position if they won against Wales. The advantage they have is the home base, which has been unbeaten in the last 3 matches including 2 victories and 1 draw.
On the other side of the front line, Wales has made quite solid steps in its development journey thanks to the utilitarian play under coach Ryan Giggs. There are not many stars in the lineup except Gareth Bales, the power of Wales comes from the collective attachment of the team and well-organized defense. Challenges will come to them when they must be guests on Croatia's court tonight.
Both side miss some important players in this game according to official reports, therefore the rotations in squad may make them struggling in the start of game. The first half should be tight and much of care. I only see goals will come from 2nd half.
Croatia vs Wales predictions
|over 1.5 H2||Bet365||2.37||8||2-1 WON (+10.96 units)|
Croatia vs Wales betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (PlayMaker).