Croatia vs Czech Republic Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
January 4, 2022
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>High in confidence after beating Scotland 2-0 in their opening Euro 2020 game, Jaroslav Silhavy's men to get amongst the goals once again
Croatia will be determined to bounce back from defeat in their opening game of Euro 2020 when they face Czech Republic at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Friday night.
An insipid performance against England last week has left Zlatko Dalic’s men with work to do, but the same cannot be said for the Czechs, who eased past Scotland 2-0 on Monday.
Croatia vs Czech Republic Latest Odds
Despite that loss to the Three Lions, Betfair Sportsbook still make Croatia 6/5 (2.20) favourites to pick up three points here.
Jaroslav Silhavy’s side will be in high spirits after their confident win earlier in the week and may be a popular selection to win at the outside price of 5/2 (3.50).
A draw would almost certainly be enough for the Czech Republic to secure their place in the last 16 and that is available at 12/5 (3.40).
Croatia vs Czech Republic Team News
The likes of Josip Brekalo and Nikola Vlasic will be pushing to start after impressing off the bench against England, whilst Dejan Lovren is in line to return after missing that defeat through injury.
After a strong performance against Scotland, Silhavy may opt to stick with the same XI for this clash.
Croatia vs Czech Republic Preview
It took a spectacular goal from Patrik Schick for the Czech Republic to wrap up their victory over Scotland although they were good value for the points and have the tools to expose Croatia on Friday.
That 2-0 win made it 12 strikes across their last six competitive internationals for the Czechs, which puts them in good stead to breach a defence that was somewhat fortunate to restrict England to only one goal.
Only Cyprus and Malta have failed to score against Dalic’s side in their last 17 outings, with his team conceding 27 goals in that time.
Croatia vs Czech Republic Tips and Predictions
Czech Republic to score two or more goals is available at 23/10 (3.30) with Betfair Sportsbook and looks the way to go for this Euro 2020 Group D clash.