The prediction of Croatia and Slovakia comes before the match of the World Cup Quals 8th round. This game will be played on October 11th, at Gradski vrt, Croatia. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Croatia vs Slovakia Match Preview and Team News
Croatia has three consecutive victories, scored seven goals in three games, and did not concede a goal. In their last match, they beat Cyprus 3-0. Zlatko Dalić’s Croatia has seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 11 times over their last half-dozen outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time amounts to 6. Croatia finds itself in pole position to head to another World Cup finals after finishing third of the last tournament in 2018. They have class in their team with the likes of Mateo Kovačič and Ivan Perisic, but defensively they’ve been tremendous. Dejan Lovren and Domagoj Vida are an experienced duo at the back too. The last league meeting between the two was WC Qualifiers – Europe matchday 5 on 04/09/2021 when Croatia managed to celebrate a narrow 1:0 victory. Mateo Kovačić is a great player, he works a lot on the field, he plays without mistakes, all praise for him. Mislav Orsic plays great in Dinamo Zagreb, he has improved a lot, and this youngster is doing great in the penalty area. He has excellent movement, and he is the future leader of the national team.
Slovakia is clearly not the best of travellers, failing to claim maximum points from any of their most recent seven trips. Looking at their form, and Slovakia has been scored against in 5 of their last six games, seeing opposing sides hit nine goals in all. In defense, Slovakia seems to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Let’s see if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match. Ondrej Duda is an experienced player, who does not allow his opponent to play much in the middle of the field, and is instrumental for the national team. Robert Bozenik enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and his most important strength is speed. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup.
Croatia vs Slovakia Predicted Lineups
Croatia: Livakovic, Uremovic, Vida, Caleta-Car, Barisic, Brozovic, Kovacic, Modric, Ivanusec, Kramaric, Perisic.
Slovakia: Rodak, Pekarik, Skriniar, Satka, Hancko, Hamsik, Kucka, Duda, Jirka, Schranz, Mak.
Croatia vs Slovakia Betting Tips and Predictions
Croatia is the favorite in this match, and they should take advantage of the fact that Slovakia is in a bad situation.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Croatia to win @1.50
Over 2.5 FT @1.90
Correct score 3:0 @10.00