The Croatians are just better. Will that be enough though? Image source: Ben Sutherland / Flickr
Croatia will host Slovakia on the 16th of November in Rijeka. They are leading Group E and with a win, they could qualify to Euro 2020. Bet on Croatia vs Slovakia and win some money with a good bet.
Croatia is the favorite to win the game, with 1.61 odds with 1xBet. But they won’t have an easy game, as Slovakia is also fighting for the qualifying second place in the group. Ideally, they would need at least a point from this game before the last round when they host Azerbaijan.
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Bet on Croatia vs Slovakia
On their previous games in Slovakia, the Croatian team dominated and won 4-0 against the hosts. Though it was 0-0 at half time, Croatia had more chances even than with hitting the woodwork three times. They scored their first two goals in the first two minutes after the break which was too much deficit for Slovakia.
Now they have a chance to take revenge for this defeat, but it will be an extremely difficult task. Online sportsbooks in Croatia are only giving a slight chance for a Slovakian win, with 6.10 odds. But they are not totally hopeless, as they have already proven during their other games in the group. They managed to win against Hungary, both at home and away with an effective play. They also won confidently in Azerbaijan, scoring five goals. The team has great players like goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who plays in Newcastle, or captain Marek Hamsik, who can still decide any game with his goals.
But they were not convincing in every game, they lost against Wales away and only drew at home. That’s why they are only third at the moment and really need to fight for their qualifying place.
Chances for a draw
Croatia will try everything for sure to get the win and finish their qualification in a nice way in front of their home fans. This will be their last game, while Slovakia and Wales will play in the next round as well.
But if by any chance they only get a point from this game, they would still qualify as Hungary would only have the same points but with worse ratio. For Slovakia, a drew could be also sufficient, as they play against Azerbaijan in the last round, which should be an easy win. With these results, they would have 14 points, which can be enough if Hungary doesn’t win in Wales. According to online gambling sites in Croatia, a draw has 4.20 odds at 1xBet.
There can be still lots of calculation and variation in this group after the next round, but even if you are not a fan of any of these teams, you can bet on Croatia vs Slovakia and cross your fingers for your selected team.