Croatia are gearing up for a clash against Scotlandthis coming Tuesday. There are 12 games in round 3 of the group stages Euro 2020 and this one is played out at the Hampden Park. Croatia enter the Euro 2020 as number 14 in the FIFA world ranking, thus signifying the gap between these teams as Scotland come here with a ranking of number 44.
After a final at the World Cup 2018 Croatia are now facing going out of the Euro 2020 before the fun really starts. They need a win in their final match to hope for a place in the round of 16. Croatia came into the Euro 2020 winning their group ahead of Wales.
Scotland kept their chances of reaching the next round alive by drawing England. Everything is possible for the bravehearts before the final group match at the Euro 2020. Failing to book their place directly through the group stages, Scotland sealed a place at the Euro's the hard way through play-offs.
Croatia vs Scotland stats and analysis
Croatia joined the Euro 2020 with humble stats in relation to goals scored in their previous 10 internationals. Croatia pulled off 1.8 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.
Scotland joined the Euro 2020 with fairly modest stats in their previous 10 internationals. Scotland pulled off 1.4 goals per game, scoring 14 times and conceded 18 which is an average of 1.8 per game. In 2 of the matches they also accomplished a clean sheet.
Having only picked up a single point so far, Croatia need to seriously up their game to claim their first win at the Euro 2020. Nothing less than further participation is on the line here.
The situation for Scotland is exactly similar to that of Croatia. A win is needed, a point most likely will not do and defeat sends them packing.
Stats and facts for Croatia and Scotland.
- Croatia unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row at home;
- Croatia has won in the last 4 of 5 matches at home;
- Croatia scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Croatia conceded in the last 11 of 13 matches.
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Scotland's last 8 of 10 matches;
- Scotland conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Scotland's last 2 of 4 matches.
Lineup Croatia vs Scotland
Form Croatia vs Scotland
Croatia keep target in sight.
Results have been below par for Croatia who have performed poorly according to expectations. In their 3 latest outings, Croatia were beaten 1-0 by Belgium and went on to a 1-0 defeat against England. Their latest game produced a 1-1 draw against Czech Republic.
Scotland paddling along.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Scotland who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their last 3 international matches Scotland won 1-0 against Luxembourg and followed that up with a 2-0 defeat against Czech Republic, before taking part in a dull 0-0 draw at England.
Croatia v Scotland Fixture History
When these two nations last faced off against each other, Scotland ended up taking all 3 points in a 2-0 victory. Croatia managed to win 0%, while Scotland took home 40% of their last 5 encounters in various competitions or friendlies resulting in a total of 0-3-2 history.
Full Time Betting
Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Croatia to win pays out at 2.15, the best prize for a draw is 3.70, while an away win for Scotland returns you odds 3.00.
Ivan Perisic arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has build up in his last 6 internationals for Croatia. Scoring 3 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output. Managing 2 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Scotland makes John McGinn a player every opponent will have marked as one to keep an eye on.