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Portugal - Croatia
International Friendly
Fri, 08.06.2024 – 7:45 PM GMT+3
our main tip:
Both Teams to Score

Portugal vs Croatia prediction

Portugal’s preparations for the Euros continue in earnest this weekend with a friendly against Croatia on Saturday. Coach Roberto Martinez is on a terrific run since taking charge of the squad, losing just once and winning 12 matches. He survived a scare against Finland before upping the ante and picking up a 4-2 win when the dust settled. With the games starting soon, he will be looking to calm things down and build some momentum for the tournament

Croatia on the other end are in high hopes coming into this tournament. The Croatians have traditionally punched above their weight in both regional and global tournaments reaching the 2018 World Cup Finals and more recently the UEFA Nations League Finals last year. Coach Zlatko Dalić has selected a good mix of youth and experience and they will definitely be a force to reckon with here

This will be an interesting friendly pitting teams with plenty of firepower at their disposal. We anticipate an end-to-end encounter here and we are backing both teams to find the back of the net as our opening Portugal vs Croatia prediction here

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Main tip: Under 2.5 Goals

Our Portugal vs Croatia predictions

According to the statistics and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following tips:

Prediction 1: Both Teams to Score

Here are 3 reasons why we feel this game will have both teams scoring

  • Their last 3 H2H matches had both teams scoring
  • IPortugal have scored in 9 of their last 10 games; Croatia in 8/9 games
  • Both teams are awash with some of the best attacking players in Europe

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Prediction 2: Portugal Win

3 reasons why we are going for Portugal to get the win here:

  • Portugal are in form with 13 wins in their last 15 matches across all competitions
  • They are unbeaten against Croatia in 7 matches (5W, 2D)
  • Coach is expected to field a strong squad here

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The odd of 1.26 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. There is a 79% Portugal either win emerge victorious here

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Prediction 3: Over 9.5 Corners

Here’s why we feel there is value in picking Over 9.5 Corners

  • Last 3 straight H2H matches have produced at least 10 corners
  • An attacking game is expected here hence corners could be a key feature

Statistics for Portugal vs Croatia Prediction

Team News Portugal

  • Team coach Roberto Martínez was concerned with some of the sloppy play against Finland and he will be looking to clean that up with just two matches to the start of the tournament.
  • There are no major injury concerns so Martinez should have his full complement of players to choose from
  • Players to watch: Bruno Fernandes scored a brace against Finland. He is having a fantastic season overall for club and country and will be a key cog in this Portugal team

Team News Croatia

  • Croatia have also looked spry in their Euro preparations
  • Real Madrid’s Luka Modric who played in the UCL Finals is likely to sit out of this as he gets his well-deserved break
  •  Goalkeeper Dominik Livaković has kept a clean sheet in seven of his last nine appearances for Croatia.

H2H statistics

Looking at the 7 meetings between these teams:

  • Portugal have 5 wins; 2 games were drawn
  • These matches 3.00 goals a match
  • The last meeting ended in 3-2 in favor of Portugal

Latest results Portugal

  • 4wins and 1 loss in their last 5 matches
  • 15 goals scored in these last 5 matches. Average of 3.00 goals per match
  • Beat Finland 4-2 last time out in an International Friendly

Latest results Croatia

  • 4 Wins, and 1 Draw in their last 5 matches
  • 10 goals scored in these last 5 matches. Average 2.00 goals per match
  • Beast North Macedonia 3-0 in an international friendly last time out
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