Croatia – Finland: Preview & Prediction
Having more experience and quality in their squad, however, the 2 losses in the last 3 games have conditioned things a bit and although they are still in 1st place, the truth is that everything is open in this group.
The Croatians failed to travel to Iceland and Turkey and lost both games 1-0. The Croatians at home have been stronger and in their 4 matches they have played on Croatian soil, they add up to 3 wins and 1 draw.
This encounter can not fail because next they will finish the qualification in Ukraine that is only to 2 points of the Croatians.
This group is open and hopes that in this match the stars Rakitic, Modric and Mandzukic can make a difference.
The Finns could not keep up with the rest of the rivals and were left behind in this group. They are a selection without the same arguments and it does not have great individualities that make the difference.
In this squad there are players playing in Nordic championships, others in central Europe and even in the east, but no players find themselves in top teams.
Finland are even in their best phase right now as they come from two straight wins.
They beat Iceland 1-0 at home and beat Kosovo 1-0. They do not fight for any objective, but they are calm and play these last meetings without any additional pressure.
Prediction Croatia vs Finland:
Croatia has the pressure and the responsibility to win this meeting. If they do not, things can be very difficult for the Croats who visit Ukraine on the last day.
In a totally open group and partly because of Croatia who reopened the group to lose their two games as a visitor, anything can happen, but with the experience that their players have and the quality they have,
I do not see the Croatians feeling big problems to impose themselves before this Finland that despite being calm and without pressure and even coming from two consecutive victories,
can be a strong threat to the home team. Croatia will enter strong and should be ahead soon in break time.
Croatia – Finland: Betting Tips
1/1 HT/FT – Odds: 1.45
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.65