After their 1-0 defeat against England in the first game, Croatia must win their next game in order to qualify for the knockout stage. At least this is how it looks like now after the Czech Republic won against Scotland in the previous game. Bet on Croatia vs Czech Republic, we show you the odds for both teams’ victory.
England and the Czech Republic lead Group D in the Euro 2020 after the first round. Thanks to their victories against Croatia and Scotland. On Friday evening Zlatko Dalic’s team will meet the other winners at Hampden Park in Glasgow. They will aim for a win now unless their qualification can get very tough in the last round. But the team needs to perform much better than in the previous match. When they hardly meant any threat to the English goal. While the Czech team won confidently against Scotland thanks to the goals of Patrik Schick. Whose second amazing goal from the halfway line must be the goal of the tournament. Now they will face a much more difficult task though against the 2018 World Cup runners-up who are the favorites of the game.
Bet on Croatia vs Czech Republic where the Croatian team is the favorite
In spite of losing their first game, Croatia are still favored to win the game against the Czech Republic. Online sportsbooks in the UK offer the odds of 2.10 for their victory. Which is understandable as the team is much more ahead in the world ranking than their rivals. They are currently in 14th place, while the Czech team is only 40th. Croatia has a Ballon d’Or winner in their squad in Luka Modric. Along with other star players like Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic or Ante Rebic.
But all of these players have to show more in this game if they want to win. Bundesliga player Andrej Kramaric has the smallest odds, 2.60 to score any time during the game. Ahead of Osasuna player Ante Budimir and Dinamo Zagreb striker Bruno Petkovic. But the two experienced playmakers, Perisic and Rebic, should play better as well in order to get the three points. Another option if you want to bet on Croatia vs Czech Republic is to guess the number of goals during the game. Bookmakers don’t expect a game with lots of goals and offer the odds of 1.66 for less than three goals.
A draw would be a good result for the Czech team
After winning their first game, probably the Czech team would be happy with a draw against Croatia. Online gambling sites in the UK offer the odds of 3.20 for that result. In their last meeting at the Euro 2016 they also ended with a 2-2 draw. But four years ago Croatia started with a win and was a much stronger side. Now with their great start Jaroslav Silhavy’s team has a better chance of getting through to the knockout stage.
Beside Bayer Leverkusen striker Schick, the Czech Republic also have West Ham players Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek in the team. With both of them having a great season at their club. While their goalkeeper, Tomas Vaclik also looked confident in the back. If they can repeat their performance against Scotland, their young strikers might be able to surprise the Croatian defense. Schick has the smallest odds, 3.10 to score any time in the game ahead of Matej Vidra (3.50) and Michael Krmencik (3.75). What’s more, the Czech victory is not impossible either and has the odds of 3.75 on bet365.