Croatia vs Sweden
Europe – UEFA Nations League
Date: Sunday, 11 October 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb).
Both Croatia and Sweden were caught in a death group to the likes of Portugal and France, with the latter sides dominating the group.
Croatia lost both games in their UNL fixture this season, conceding 4 goals in each of those defeats. The losses came against Portugal in the opening clash on the road with a 4-1 scoreline and later to France with a 4-2 scoreline.
Sweden is no different in the group than the host, as they too have no points in hand. They lost in the first clash against France at home with a 0-1 scoreline and will visit after a 0-2 loss at home against Portugal in the last UNL fixture.
Croatia vs Sweden Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-3 away win for Sweden.
- Both teams have scored in only one of the recent four clashes.
- None of their clashes have ended in a draw since 2003.
Croatia vs Sweden Prediction
Having conceded 4 goals each in the recent two fixtures, Croatia cannot rely on their troubled defense to get them close to the three points from the encounter. Sweden has failed to score in both their UNL group matches, which will be a comfort for the host.
But that doesn’t mean the visitor won’t try their luck against the shaky defense of the Blazers Stadion Maksimir. So, the tip for over 1.5 goals will probably be the ideal choice from the goals area to yield decent returns at 1.40 odds.
Looking at their form in the UNL, both teams haven’t found their stability in the middle. So, taking into account their h2h meetings, the Blazers show a slight edge against the visitors. The host also enjoys the ground advantage and it might work for them this time against a similar weak side.
The safest bet for the punters regarding the favorites in the game will be the tip for Croatia to win either half of the match in ninety minutes. At 1.50 odds, the tip will probably yield decent returns for the punters from the encounter.
Croatia vs Sweden Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
Croatia to win either half @ 1.50 (1/2).