On Tuesday evening, Spain and Croatia will battle it out for to spot in group D. There has been a dramatic improvement for the Spaniards since the opening match against the Czech’s. The 4-0 demolition of Turkey proved they are serious contenders for a third consecutive title.
While Ante Canic’s side has been overshadowed by the incident in the closing moments of their dramatic draw last week, they are still able to top the group. They could’ve quite easily been in a much stronger position if they had not relinquished their 2-0 advantage.
If you fancy the Spanish to continue their winning run, they can be found at 21/10. Croatia are still choking in the cloud of doubt surrounding the issues that could hinder their 2018 World Cup qualification. They can be found at 4/1
Spain holds the cards going into the pivotal clash, having the two-point lead. Therefore, Croatia will need to be on the front foot, and grab the crucial opening goal. Midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic could be instrumental to their success.
Both players will be accustomed to playing against the Spanish style, the duo apply their trade in La Liga. Real Madrid midfield engine Modric, boasts generous odds of 13/1 to grab a goal against some of his current team-mates. On the other hand Rakitic , who is yet to get off the mark, can be found at 9/1.
Although Vicente Del Bosque’s side will be satisfied with a draw, they will looking to add more goals. Alvaro Morata silenced his recent critics by striking twice against the Turks. He is 12/1 to double his tally.
So far the top two final group game matches have resulted in bore draws, will this be a repeat?
Safe Bet – Spain winning margin 5/2
Long Shot – Luka Modric to score 13/1
|David De Gea||Danijel Subasic|
|Gerard Pique||Vedran Corluka|
|Sergio Ramos||Domagoj Vida|
|Jordi Alba||Tin Jedvaj|
|Thiago Alcantara||Luka Modric|
|Cesc Fabregas||Ivan Rakitic|
|Pedro Rodriguez||Andrej Kramaric|
|Alvaro Morata||Mario Mandzukic|
Odds correct at time of publishing, odds found at oddchecker.com