Croatia and Scotland will meet in the 3rd round of the EURO 2020 group stage. Croatia did not show much in the first two matches, and the last match in the group with Scotland is a battle to go further. Scotland earned a draw against England with a great fight, and they will try to surprise Croatia.
June 22nd, 2021 – 21:00
Croatia vs Scotland Betting Tips & Predictions
BTTS Yes @1.80
Correct score 1:1 @7.50
Reason for Croatia vs Scotland Predictions
Croatia had their reservations over the penalty awarded to the Czech in their last game, but they rallied to draw 1-1. Now, to be able to get their spot in the second round, they have to beat a side they’ve never beaten before. In five matches against Scotland, Croatia has two losses and no win. However, the last time they met was eight years ago, and that ended 2-0 in Scotland’s favor. Going to this game, Croatia has no win in their last four matches and has failed to score in two of their previous three. The last time they had a comfortable outing was against Malta in the World Cup qualifiers in March, a game they won 3-0. That remains one of their two wins in the last 11 matches, and they have just two clean sheets in 18. Mateo Kovačić is a great player, he works a lot on the field, he plays without mistakes, all praise for him. Mislav Orsic plays great in Dinamo Zagreb, he has improved a lot, and this youngster is doing great in the penalty area. He has excellent movement, and he is the future leader of the national team.
Scotland is still in search of their first goal in this competition, going to the third game. They’ve been short in that area, but here they’ll have to make some adjustments as this for them is a must-win game. They go to the clash straight from a 0-0 draw with England and should take motivation from the performance in that game, especially defensively. Ahead of this tournament, Scotland had scored in five straight games, and this is what they will look to inject in this clash. However, they haven’t had many relaxing moments either, their only one in the last ten coming against the Faroe Islands in a 4-0 win. Scotland has two outright wins in the previous ten matches, and in only three of their last 13, they scored two or more goals. Lyndon Dykes creates a lot of problems for the opponents on the right-wing. It’s hard to keep this guy in the one-on-one game, as he has fantastic dribbles. Andrew Robertson is one of the best defenders in the world, and he plays for Liverpool. He is a starter in every match, and he is phenomenal both defensively and offensively.
It will be a big battle between these two teams, and it will not be surprising if the match ends in a draw. We can also expect a goal in both nets, and neither side should keep the clean sheet.