Italy vs Croatia Betting Tips
This Sunday we are in for a treat with Italy hosting Croatia in a top of the table encounter for group H. Italy will start of as favorites with odds of 11/10. The Croatians are not far behind with odds of 9/4.
Italy is on an unbeaten 4 match winning streak. Both Italy and Croatia have won their last three Euro Qualifier encounters. The last time the two sides met was a stalemate.
The Azures will be without playmaker Andre Pirlo. To make matters worse Veratti and Montolivo will not start due to injuries sustained during training. Italy will be looking towards Pelle to score. The Saints forward has been a regular scorer for the Premier league side.
Chiellini has been Italy’s top scorer with two goals. The Italians have conceded just one goal against Azerbaijan.
Croatia on the other hand comes of a defeat at the hands of world cup runner ups, Argentina. Croatia did rest its key players and were playing a second string team. The Croatians are yet to concede in the Euro Qualifiers. If the defense wasn’t enough their offense has been the story this time round.
Croatia humiliated Azerbaijan in 6-0 thrashing at home. Perisic,Modric,and Kramaric have all scored two goals till now. The team looks good with a strong midfield of Luka modric,Ivan Rakitic, and Ivan Perisic. The match looks more or less like an offense vs defense story. The Croats might just have an upper hand over the Conte’s Italy.
This is always a tough match to put money on but Italy are a bit of a wildhorse these days. They don't have Balotelli as a striker to rely on and their team just doesn't look as strong as the one that won it all in 2006. You just don't have the household names as before whereas Croatia always have a strong team. I'd say put money on Croatia to win or at least be able to pull off a tie.