Croatia vs Italy Betting Tip and Predictions. In the 6th round in Group H, in the qualifications for EURO 2016, Croatia host Italy. This match will be played without visitors.
Croatia started this qualifications very good and after five rounds they are standing at the top of the table with two points more than their rival – Italy. In the first match between these two teams, Croatia took one point 1-1, but they were better side on that match and maybe deserved to take all three. Home side play amazing at home field – 3 matches – 3 wins – 13 goals and only one conceded, but for this match they will be without support because Croatia fans twice interrupted the match at Milan’s San Siro stadium by throwing flares on to the pitch.
Italy is a favorite to reach one of the first two positions and qualify for EURO 2016. They are still undefeated after five matches and their main goal is to get back in Italy with at least one point in their pocket. For this match they have many problems with absences, same as home national team.
Croatia vs Italy injuries and suspensions
The big blow for Croatia will the absence one of their best players – Luka Modric who’s out due to injury. Simunic and Corluka are both suspended.
On the other side, in Italian squad Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Simone Zaza and Luca Antonelli are all out. Their first goalkeeper Buffon is doubtful for this game.
Croatia vs Italy possible lineups
Croatia: Subašić – Srna, Vida, Schildenfeld, Pranjić – Brozović, Rakitić – Perišić, Kovačić, Olić – Mandžukić.
Italy: Buffon (Sirigu) – Astori, Bonucci, Ranocchia – Candreva, Marchisio, de Rossi, Verratti, Darmian – Gabbiadini, Pelle.
Croatia vs Italy Betting Tip and Predictions
Croatia looks better team than Italy and they are favorite to take all three points, but the Italian side knows how to play on the result. In the last eight matches (including friendlies), Italy is undefeated (5-3-0), so It won’t be an easy job for home team to win this one. On the other side, I don’t believe that visitors can take all three points. I’ll give an advantage to home side, but with an Asian handicap (+0), so in the case of draw – money back.