Croatia and Spain have both made it out of the group stages at the European Championship. They now face off against each other in the 1/8 finals of the Euro 2020 at Parken this coming Monday.
Croatia arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 14 in the FIFA world ranking, thus indicating a close match against Spain who look at the Euro 2020 from number 6 in the FIFA world ranking.
Booking a place in the knock out stages of the Euro 2020 perhaps provided a little more excitement than Croatia dreamed of. They came through though taking second place hoping that ignites a new spark.
Spain faced a lot more hard work in their attempt to reach this stage than expected. With only a with against a hapless Slovakian side they know, they need to up the game quite a bit.
Croatia vs Spain stats and analysis
When it comes to goal-scoring Croatia are not the most prolific side. Croatia scored a sustainable 19 times in their previous 10 Euro 2020 internationals, making it 1.9 goals per game. They have been great in defence conceding a lowly 9 goals at their own end. That is an an average of 0.9 a game, achieving a clean sheet in 2 of these matches.
Spain joined the Euro 2020 with imposing stats in their previous 10 Euro 2020 internationals. Spain pulled off 2.9 goals per game, scoring 29 times and conceded 4 which is an average of 0.4 per game. In 6 of the matches they also accomplished a clean sheet.
Croatia came from behind to take second place in the group after winning their final match. Leaving the group stages behind in unconvincing fashion Croatia continue the Euro 2020 as big outsiders for the title.
Few sides go through their group undefeated, which Spain managed, however 5 points was only just enough to see them scrape through. Going through their group without defeat Spain will be looking to keep things tight as well at this knockout stage.
Stats and facts for Croatia and Spain.
- Croatia unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Croatia has won in the last 5 of 6 matches at home;
- Croatia scored in the last 15 of 17 matches;
- Croatia conceded in the last 12 of 14 matches.
- Spain unbeaten the last 13 matches in a row;
- Spain unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row when playing away;
- Spain scored in the last 54 of 56 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Spain's last 3 of 5 matches.
Lineup Croatia vs Spain
Form Croatia vs Spain
Croatia keep target in sight.
One can not really point a finger on the results for Croatia in past weeks as they have performed according to their level. In their 3 latest outings, Croatia were beaten 1-0 by England and went on to a 1-1 draw with Czech Republic. Their latest game produced a 3-1 win against Scotland.
Spain enjoy steady progress.
Results have been under par in recent matches for Spain. In their 3 latest outings, Spain split the points in a 0-0 draw against Sweden and went on to a 1-1 draw against Poland. Their latest game produced a 5-0 win against Slovakia.
Croatia v Spain Fixture History
The last time the two nations teamed up for an international, back on 15 November 2018, Croatia came away with a 3-2 win.
Croatia have won 33.33%, while Spain have won 50% of their last 6 encounters resulting in a total of 3-1-2 in Spanish favor.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookmakers Spain are favorites to win. A bet on a win for Spain will get you odds 1.57, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 64% chance of beating Croatia. If you want to bet your money on Croatia the best odds are 6.50.
Croatia will hoping Ivan Perisic can find the back of the net once again. He is on 4 goals in their last 6 internationals and Croatia need him to shine.
Ferran Torres arrives at the Euro 2020 very keen to continue the momentum he has build up in his last 6 internationals for Spain. Scoring 3 goals in half a dozen matches is a decent output.