Croatia vs Slovakia: prediction for the 2022 World Cup qualifier
On October 11, Croatia will host Slovakia in the 2022 World Cup qualifier. What to expect from this match? The answer is in our prediction.
Croatia national team put up a solid performance at Euro 2020. Team qualified for the tournament, then went past the group stage, but in the round of 16 they were beaten by Spain (3:5 a.e.t.).
In the current World Cup qualification The Chequered Ones recorded five victories and one draw in seven matches, which brought them 16 points and a top spot in the standings. In the most recent away match team recorded an away victory over Cyprus (3:0).
Slovakia national team also qualified for Euro 2020, but failed to advance into the playoffs, ending the performance at the group stage.
After seven rounds The Falcons have two victories and three draws, which brought them nine points and only a fourth spot in the standings. After a victory over Cyprus (2:0) visitors were beaten by Russia (0:1), Milan Skriniar scored an own goal.
In 4 out of 6 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored in both halves
This bet won in 4 out of 6 most recent matches of Croatia
This bet won in 2 out of 3 most recent away matches of the visitors
Both opponents have no margin for error now. Croatia can lose the first spot in case of a defeat, while visitors will lost any chance for a second spot, which are already pretty slim. We will place a bet on hosts, they have more experienced players in their squad and there are more star players in Croatian team.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Croatia
Prediction: Handicap (-1) on Croatia
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We are not expecting many goals to be scored in this match. In our opinion, we will see a tough battle with a few goal opportunities.
Our second bet is on total under 2,5 goals