Wales Tackle Croatia In Huge UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier
It’s crunch time in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers, to the point where a lot of nations are just one or two games away from celebration or devastation. With 24 spots being up for grabs, as was the case in the last Euros, there are a lot of opportunities available to everyone – especially the two nations we’re taking a look at today, Wales and Croatia. It’s fourth vs first in Group E which should make for a pretty interesting contrast between the two teams, and given what is at stake for both, we can’t imagine this game will be short of drama.
Wales last six games can be summed up in one word: unpredictable. Their group has always been viewed as wide open and a 1-0 win over Slovakia back in March certainly proved that. They went on to register back to back losses against both Croatia and Hungary, before returning to winning ways against Azerbaijan and Belarus. In their last outing earlier on this week, they were unable to get themselves over the finish line as they drew 1-1 with Slovakia. Ramsey wasn’t fit enough for the game against Slovakia, but the hope is that he will return here. Ampadu’s fitness is a big question after he came off after an hour in their last outing.
2018 World Cup finalists Croatia have been equally as questionable, dropping a surprise 2-1 loss to Hungary in their group back in March. They proceeded to beat Wales in the first of their two qualifying matches against them, but against Tunisia in a friendly, they once again fell to a 2-1 defeat. They bounced back in style with a 4-0 triumph over Slovakia prior to a somewhat baffling 1-1 draw away in Azerbaijan. In the rematch against Hungary, though, they made no mistake with an emphatic 3-0 win. For this game Brozovic is set to be suspended with Kovacic hoping to come into the side, with Bartolec being tipped for a spot in the starting XI ahead of Jedvaj.
Wales vs Croatia Betting Prediction
We can sense heartbreak coming around the next corner for the Welsh and while that may sound a little bit harsh to say, it’s just the general vibe that seems to be coming from this game. Giggs’ men are going to be able to frustrate the Croatians for large periods of the game, but not to the point where they get anything out of it. The World Cup finalists know how to big themselves up when it matters the most, and we can’t look past them getting the win and securing their spot in next year’s tournament.