Croatia vs Turkey
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Monday; 5-September-2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb.
Croatia will host Turkey on 5th September 2016, as World Cup qualifiers game for Russia 2018 begins.
Croatia had a good outing in the summer European Championship, they were unbeaten in the group stages. They finished top of their group with 7 points, winning 2 of the group stage games which includes a 1-0 win against Turkey. They were unfortunate to lose to Portugal in the 2nd round. Quaresma’s extra time goal was enough to kick Croatia out of the competition. They now hope to produce a good performance at home to start this campaign with a win.
Turkey left the European championship early, after losing two games in the groups stages which include a 1-0 loss to Croatia. They also lost 3-0 to Spain, before winning their final game against Czech. Their last game was a goalless draw against Turkey on Wednesday. Turkey will be hoping for a revenge on the Croatians, as they contributed to their early exit in the summer championship.
Croatia vs Turkey: Head to Head
- Croatia are the better side when comparing the Head to Head stats, they have won 3 games and lost just once to Turkey.
- Turkey’s only win against Croatia have come on Croatian soil, which is the only win between the two teams on Croatian soil.
- Croatia’s 3 victories over Turkey have all been on Turkish home ground.
- Croatia have scored 9 goals against Turkey and conceded 4.
Croatia vs Turkey: Prediction
Croatia’s recent record have been good, they have won 3 of their last 5 games which includes a 10-0 Thrashing against San Marino. They lost 1 and drawn 1.
Turkey are not bad in performance, despite leaving the Euro Championship early, they are unbeaten in their last 2 games. Also they have kept clean sheets in in their last 2 games.
Croatia vs Turkey: Betting Tips
Both teams to score at 6/5 (2.20)
Over 2.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20).