Croatia – Greece : Preview & Prediction
Group I favorites in the World Cup qualifiers, the Croats, ahead of Iceland, failed to hold their rank. Qualified in-extremis for the dams thanks to a final success brought back from Ukraine (0-2), Modric and his band approach the dams with a limited confidence. Men with checkers will however need a cohesion of every moment to overcome Greece. A Hellenic formation that has always been based on the values of courage that made its success. Unable to keep up with the pace set by the Belgians in Group H, Mitroglou and his team-mates turned their backs to finish second in front of Bosnia. Fully capable of competing with the bigger nations when their defensive block is in place, Michael Skibbe’s men are ready to take on the Croatian challenge. Favorites, the Croats will have to be inspired to force the decision in the Stadion Maskimir of Zagreb. Who will take an option on the qualification?
The Greeks had hung Belgium (1-1) and Bosnia (0-0) away from their bases in the H. Two reassuring results at the time of going to the side of Zagreb.
The Croats remained undefeated in front of their audience in Group I (3v-2n). Above all, all their meetings generated less than four goals.
No wonder when you know the talent of the Croatians behind: Subasic, Lovren, Vida …
If she is strong behind, Croatia will also count on talents ahead to take a short advantage (Modric, Rakitic, Mandzukic, Perisic …)
4 of the 5 games played by Greece far from its bases in these qualifiers saw less than 3.5 goals.
Croatia Greece – Our prediction
We expect a very closed match between Greeks who land to defend only and a Croatian formation struggling to express its immense offensive potential. The Croats have scored just six goals in their five games (3v-2n) played in front of their audience in Group I: hard to imagine Greece crumbling. Victory of Croatia, after a match that will see less than 3.5 goals.
Croatia – Greece : Betting Tips
Croatia – Win Odds: 1.33
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70