France vs Croatia Prediction & Match Preview

France vs Croatia
UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de France (Paris – Saint-Denis).

France continued to carry their seven-game unbeaten streak from the Euro qualifiers to eight games with a 0-1 win on the road against Sweden in the last match in the Nations League fixture.

Even though the world cup winners haven’t fared well in the one-goal margin in the game, we can expect them to perform well at home as it is their strongest suit.

Croatia came into the league with an unbeaten streak of six fixtures in the schedule. Their previous encounter was on the road, and Portugal defeated them with a 4-1 score on the board in the UNL opening clash.

The Blazers already have a poor away form in which they have encountered problems at the back in their recent outings in the schedule.

Since they are lacking Modric and Rakitic to deliver the ball from the middle, their attack has lost its sharpness and the defense is out of shape.

France vs Croatia Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The host has been unbeaten in all their meetings.
  • Their previous encounter gave a 4-2 home win for France.
  • Only two of their six fixtures have ended in a draw.
  • Two of their recent three matches have seen both teams score.

France vs Croatia Prediction

The world champions have no questions about winning the game, especially against the runner-ups in the world cup without Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in the squad. The team really felt their absence in the 4-1 loss for Croatia against Portugal last time out.

Since they have struggled against the Portuguese even without Cristiano, it is highly unlikely for them to even score a goal against France. Based on their latest results in the individual schedule, the tip for no BTTS will probably be a suitable option.

With the away team struggling to keep the ship from sinking, France will come in with pace and strength in their squad. That’s why the home team is considered to be the favorites to win at Stade de France.

Croatia hasn’t won against the French troops ever before in an h2h meeting. The tip for the home win in full-time will probably be the best bet to yield decent returns.

France vs Croatia Betting tips

  • Full-time result: France @ 1.50 (1/2).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.66 (4/6).