Croatia vs Spain Betting Tips, H2H & Match Prediction for Euro Cup 2020
After the thrilling matches on Sunday evening, we get into this 5th match of Round of 16 between Croatia and Spain. Croatia progressed to this stage on the last matchday as they defeated Scotland by 3-1, while Spain clinched the 2nd spot in the group table by defeating Slovakia by 5-0 on the last matchday. This match will happen in Parken Stadium, Denmark on 28th June at 09:30 PM IST.
Croatia vs Spain Head to Head
Head to Head record favors Spain, as of the last 6 meetings Spain have won 3 and Croatia have won 2 games, the other went in draw. Both the teams last met at the Nations League Group stage where at the first game Spain invited them and thrashed them with 6 goals to nil. Croatia won the 2nd game with a score line of 3-2 at their home.
Croatia’s Form: WLDDL
Croatia are looking like a shadow of their former self, this is mostly because of the aging squad. Their group stage journey started of pretty badly and it looked like they would not qualify but they secured their qualification on the last match day by defeating Scotland.
Spain’s Form: WDDDW
Spain performed decently in their first two matches but in their last Group stage match against Slovakia they went all out and scored 5 goals past them. But a point of concern for them is that they have missed the last 5 penalties awarded to them. If the game goes to penalties then it can create problems for Spain.
Team News and Expected Lineups
Croatia’s Team News:
Croatia got a huge blow in form of Ivan Perisic as he was playing exceptionally well, he will not feature in this game as he tested positive for COVID. Nikola Vlasic would retain his place as he scored in the previous match.
Expected CRO XI:
GK: Livakovic DEF: Juranovic, Vida, Caleta-Car, Gvardiol MID: Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic CAM: Vlasic ST: Rebic, Petkovic
Spain’s Team News:
Spain will not make many changes to their playing XI. Luis Enrique still trusts striker Alvaro Morata despite him performing really average and missing a penalty in the previous game. Pablo Sarabia will also keep his place in the starting XI as he delivered a man of the match like performance in the previous match.
Expected SPN XI:
GK: Simon DEF: Alba, Torres, Laporte, Llorente MID: Pedri, Busquets, Koke ATT: Sarabia, Moreno, Morata
CRO vs SPN betting tips and prediction
This will be an interesting fixture as Croatia can make things difficult for Spain and would not let them get past that easily. It will be a close contest but I think Spain will clinch the victory.