The Euros are finally here, and England are going into this summer’s tournament with high hopes. After their calamitous exit from Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland, England will be hoping for a much better tournament this time around. Having never won the Euro’s before, will this finally be England’s year?
The English have suffered at the hands of the Croatian’s in the past, and will be hoping that they won’t again this summer. In our Euro 2020 predictions today, we’re going to be letting you know who we’re backing for this fixture, as well as which betting operator is offering the best odds!
England breezed through Euro 2020 qualifying, scoring 34 goals and conceding just 5. Their form since in friendlies and Nations League matches has been great, with their most recent loss coming against Belgium back in November 2020.
Injuries could make or break England’s tournament hopes this summer. Harry Maguire, arguably their best defender, is currently touch-and-go as to whether or not he’ll be fit in time, whilst Liverpool right-back Alexander-Arnold recently pulled out of the squad due to a thigh injury.
However, with youngsters Foden, Sancho, and Mount in great form, and goal-machine Harry Kane in attack, England could well be too hot for Croatia to handle this time around.
Croatia’s recent form has left a lot to be desired. Drawing against Armenia and losing to Belgium in their final warm-up fixtures before the Euro’s may be a sign of things to come for the Eastern Europeans.
Croatia are taking a squad full of quality to the Euros this summer. Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, and Ivan Perisic will be aiming to go one better than they did in the 2018 World Cup and actually win the whole tournament.
The fact that Croatia have caused issues for England before may play a huge role in this fixture, so we’re taking that into account with our Euro 2020 tips betting prediction.
England and Croatia’s first game against each other didn’t come until 1996, mainly because Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia until 1991. There have been 10 games between the sides since.
All of Croatia’s wins against the English have come at arguably the most important times. After defeating England 2-0 in 2006, the Eastern Europeans then beat the English 3-2 at Wembley, killing all hope England had of qualifying for Euro 2008.
Eleven years later and Croatia beat England again, on an even bigger stage, in the World Cup semi-final in Russia.
Though England got revenge in their last meeting in 2018, it was little consolation for their crushing defeat in Russia.
Stats may not look exciting, but if you pay attention to them, they can be really, really interesting. Our betting experts spend hours poring over statistics to provide you with the best Euro 2020 predictions around.
After analysing the stats, we’re ready to share our Euro 2020 predictions weekend tips with you!
Having analysed the statistics, and taken the fixture’s history into account, our Euro 2020 tips predictions is that England will win, but both teams will score.
Our Euro 2020 prediction today is that England will beat Croatia in their opening Euro 2020 fixture.
The last three games between the sides have been tight affairs. However, England have been in great form recently, and we’re predicting that their squad full of young, exciting talent will prove to be too much for an ageing Croatian team.
We’re also predicting that both teams will score in this match. Whilst Croatia may not be the same team they were in the 2018 World Cup, they’re not completely finished. Their squad is still full of quality, and for this reason, we’re predicting that they’ll score too.
Unibet are offering England to win, both teams to score for 7/2.