Croatia vs France Betting Preview | 14 Oct 2020

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In a repeat of the 2018 World Cup Final, France will be hoping to extend on their unbeaten start to this year’s Nations League when they make the trip to Croatia on Wednesday night.

Eventually having to settle for a point against defending champions Portugal in Paris over the weekend, Les Bleus have managed to extend their unbeaten run to 10 matchups on the bounce and they have their sights firmly set on finding a route back to the top of League A Group 3.

On the flip side, while Croatia might have opened this year’s Nations League with back-to-back defeats, the Blazers did manage to pick up a 2-1 win against Sweden over the weekend and they will be desperate to build off of that result.

However, facing a tough test when the world champions come to town on Wednesday night, the midweek hosts do hold what is a worrying record against the Blues.

Now hit with back-to-back 4-2 defeats against France, including a loss in Paris last month, you might be interested to know that a similar away victory in Zagreb can be found priced at 21/20 with Paddy Power.

Betting Tip: France win – 21/20 @ Paddy Power
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Kramaric dazzles again

While Croatia might have managed to secure an automatic route to next year’s delayed European Championships, they had struggled with their consistency since their World Cup heartbreak out in Russia two years ago.

Simply a nation that is hoping to find some stability, the Blazers have now landed back-to-back 2-1 victories against Sweden and Switzerland across all formats and Zlatko Dalić’s men have one attacking MVP enjoying a stunning purple patch.

Along with signing off the extended 2019/2020 Bundesliga campaign with that famous quartet of strikes against Borussia Dortmund on the final round of fixtures, Andrej Kramaric really is in the form of his life and will once again lead the line of Wednesday night.

Putting in another eye-catching display against Sweden over the weekend, the Hoffenheim forward once again found the net and has now scored a staggering nine goals in just his opening five matchups for club and country this season.

With that run highlighted by a stunning hat-trick against Bayern Munich last month, you might be interested to know that Kramaric is priced at with 12/5 888sport to extend on that tally on Wednesday night in Zagreb.

Betting Tip: France win – 21/20 @ Paddy Power
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

France’s away day resolve

While Sunday’s showdown between France and Portugal might have had all the neutrals excited, a repeat of the 2016 European Championships final struggled to live up to its potential.

With Les Bleus having to settle for what turned out to be an uneventful 0-0 draw against the defending Nations League champions, Didier Deschamps’ men missed out on a chance to climb to the top of the table and will be hoping for a more polished display in midweek.

Never the less, only continuing on their unbeaten run that goes all the way back to June 2019, France have impressed many with their performances on the road and are rightfully seen as a standout pick in Zagreb.

Including a 1-0 win against Sweden on foreign soil last month, Wednesday’s guests have won each of their last four matchups outside of Paris and their defensive tally will be pleasing Deschamps.

Recording a clean sheet in each of those four away day victories and not picking the ball out of their own net on foreign soil over the past 16 months, you might be interested to know that France are priced at 13/8 with Betfair to leave Croatia unscathed in midweek.


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