Croatia head into their match with Czech Republicthis coming Friday. This is their second of three matches in their group stage at the Euro 2020 and scene of the action is Hampden Park. Croatia head to the Euro 2020 as 14th in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, there is a pretty big gap to their opponent as Czech Republic go into the competition ranked number 40.
Croatia were expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for 1st place in their group. Croatia came through a rather tough group but still managed to hold on to 1st place in qualifying. They were hoping to go deep at the Euro 2020, but failed miserably to impress in the first match against England.
Czech Republic looked set to be leaving the Euro 2020 once the group stages were done with, according to some bookmakers. Czech Republic came 2nd in qualifying behind England, who they face in the final match at the Euro 2020. They did extremely well to beat home side Scotland in the 1st round, not least thanks to the best goal so far at the tournament.
Croatia vs Czech Republic stats and analysis
Croatia joined the Euro 2020 with humble stats in relation to goals scored in their previous 10 internationals. Croatia pulled off 1.7 goals per game, which could be better, however defensively they have been solid. With 9 goals conceded, an average of 0.9 per game, they accomplished a clean sheet in 2 matches.
Czech Republic arrived at the Euro 2020 with modest stats in their previous 10 internationals. Czech Republic pulled off 1.5 goals per game, scoring 15 times and conceded 13 which is an average of 1.3 per game. In 3 of the matches they also accomplished a clean sheet.
Croatia enter their next assignment at the Euro 2020 hoping to justify their status as slight favorites against Czech Republic, who could turn out to be a potential bananaskin though. With more matches in sight Croatia know just avoiding defeat could prove vital.
Czech Republic came away unscathed with a fine 2-0 win after a strong performance in their first match. Keeping a clean sheet will have left their coach very satisfied overall.
Stats and facts for Croatia and Czech Republic.
- Croatia has won the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Croatia has won in the last 6 of 7 matches at home;
- Croatia scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Croatia conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches.
- Czech Republic has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Czech Republic's last 7 of 9 matches;
- Czech Republic scored in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Czech Republic's last 2 of 4 matches.
Lineup Croatia vs Czech Republic
Form Croatia vs Czech Republic
Croatia hope to stop the rot.
Croatia go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances lately. In their 3 latest outings, Croatia split the points in a 1-1 draw against Armenia and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Belgium. Their latest game produced a 1-0 defeat against England.
Czech Republic continue to collect points.
Czech Republic will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, Czech Republic were outplayed by Italy in a 4-0 defeat, followed by a 3-1 win against Albania. Their most recent match brought a 2-0 win against Scotland.
Croatia v Czech Republic Fixture History
No winner could be announced on 17 June 2016 in the latest face off between Croatia and Czech Republic, as they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Croatia managed to win 50%, while Czech Republic took home 0% of their last 2 encounters in various competitions or friendlies resulting in a total of 1-1-0 history.
Full Time Betting
Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Croatia to win pays out at 2.10, the best prize for a draw is 3.30, while an away win for Czech Republic returns you odds 3.50.
It is tempting to look at Ivan Perisic as a possible marksman for Croatia, as he has provided the team with 2 goals in their previous 6 internationals. Patrik Schick arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has build up in his last 6 internationals for Czech Republic. He has been on target 4 times in the last 6 matches.