Wales Vs Croatia Free Tips [13th Oct]
Published on 10/10/19
Wales vs Croatia could prove a pivotal match in deciding who progresses to the Euro 2020 Final from qualifying Group E.
Croatia are currently top of the group, having collected 10 points from their five games, but they are only a point in front of both Slovakia and Hungary. Wales sit four points behind Croatia on six points but they have a game in hand.
Check out our stats, analysis, and tips for Wales vs Croatia.
Wales vs Croatia Free Tips Analysis
19:45 Kick Off on 13th Oct
Wales vs Croatia Match Details
Wales vs Croatia kicks-off in Wales at 19.45 on Sunday 13 October.
Wales have lost both their away games to Croatia and Hungary in Group E but they have won both of their home games against Slovakia (1-0) and Azerbaijan (2-1). They also won home friendlies either side of those victories against Trinidad and Tobago (1-0) and Belarus (1-0).
The worry for Wales is Croatia are a better team than any of those four teams. Croatia currently occupy eighth place in the FIFA World Rankings, just one place behind a Spanish side who won a friendly in Wales around this time last year. Croatia are also ranked six places higher than Denmark, who won 2-1 in Wales in the UEFA Nations League in November.
Wales are currently ranked the 23rd best team in the world by FIFA.
Croatia’s recent form suggests they’re a better team at home and they lost both their Nations League away matches against Spain (6-0) and England (2-1). But they were ahead at Wembley until England struck back with two goals in the final 12 minutes.
They’ve also lost in Hungary during Euro 2020 qualifying, as well as drawing in Azerbaijan. But their 4-0 win in Slovakia highlighted what they are capable of on one of their better days.
Wales vs Croatia Head-To-Heads
Wales first faced Croatia in a friendly in 2002 when the game ended 1-1. But since then Croatia have won all four matches between the two sides.
This included a 2-0 win in another friendly in Croatia in 2010. Croatia then repeated that score-line when winning in Croatia during qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and completed the double by winning 2-1 in Wales.
Croatia also won their home match in Euro 2020 Qualifying this season is June, winning 2-1 after taking a 2-0 lead in the 48th minute.