Surprisingly, the Scots are unbeaten in five encounters against Croatia. Will Croatia turn the tide and secure a first victory against Scotland? Check out our full betting preview for the latest team news, match odds and betting predictions.
Croatia 🇭🇷 Team News
Croatia are making their fifth successive European Championship finals. They finished qualification as winners of Group E with 17 points, three points ahead of runners-up Wales. Known as strong starters to major tournaments, they've never been beaten on Matchday 1 (W4 D1).
Key Player: Luka Modric
The stand out achiever in the Croatian side, still pulling the strings alongside Toni Kroos in the Real Madrid midfield. He may be tiny in stature but his impact on games is huge. The 2018 Ballon d'Or winner and player of the tournament at the 2018 World Cup will want to continue the one-upmanship against his former Tottenham team-mates.
Scotland 🏴 Team News
Scotland have qualified for two previous European Championships - Euro '92 and Euro '96. They have failed to progress beyond the group stage on both occasions and have a Euro's final record that reads W2 D1 L3. Scotland's route to these finals came via penalty shoot-out wins in both their play-off semi-final and final, with Israel and Serbia losing out to the defiant Scots.
Key Player: John McGinn
McGinn has had an excellent season with Aston Villa in the English Premier League. Forming part of a formidable midfield trio with Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish. He was Scotlands leading goalscorer in qualifying with a tally of seven goals. His energy and ability to get around the pitch will be crucial to the Scots, who may not have a great deal of possession in games now the quality of the opposition is greater.
Croatia v Scotland Head to Head
Scotland are unbeaten in their five previous home and away matches against their Matchday 3 opponents as they look to finish their group campaign on a high.
Croatia v Scotland Match Prediction
The big question will be, can the Scots continue their good form against Croatia? Home advantage will help, but they are facing a Croat side that have become world class in recent years.
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