Compiling the top free betting tips on a single place, ahead of the Euro 2020, we aim to provide you with all the necessary details to make an informed bet. With the European Championship set to begin in June 2021, you still can take advantage of the odds being higher than they would be in the near future.
Croatia vs. Scotland top free betting tips
One-click away in the table below are some of the best free tips that you have access to at the current moment. With great power comes great responsibility, so please make sure that you bet smartly on your behalf.
- Bet one: Croatia to win at 2.15
- Bet two: Both teams to score – No at 1.79
- Bet three: Home team over 1.5 goals at 2.38
Remember that the odds are constantly subject to change, so be careful and check them thoroughly before making your bet.
Euro 2021 match preview and predictions: Croatia v Scotland
Compared head-to-head, it turns out that Scotland has a 100% win-rate against the Croatian squad throughout history. The only two times that these sides have met were in 2013 during the FIFA World Cup Qualification. Back then, the Scots were able to triumph in two out of the two matches, but a lot has since changed. Despite Croatia suffering defeat twice, it was Scotland that didn't qualify for the 2014 World Cup. In the following edition of 2018, the United Kingdom team couldn't participate, while Croatia reached the peak accomplishment ranking runners-up after losing the final to France. It's safe to say that the two distant fixtures between the sides are invalid at the current time.
The Croatian line-up is full of talented youngsters and experienced players who are part of some of the world's best clubs. With the likes of Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Mario Pasalic, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Lovren, Josip Brekalo, and many others, The Chequered Ones or The Blazers as the Croatian team is commonly referred to, sure do pose a threat to the top sides participating in the tournament. Although they aren't considered the favorites, as they weren't before the 2018 World Cup, the team led by Zlatko Dali has set their goal at winning it all. They proved to the world that they could achieve such heights, so it shouldn't come as a surprise if they advance to the competition's final stages.
Although not the most spectacular result-wise, their recent form has seen tremendous efforts and performances paired with numerous goals. The last time that the Blazers failed to find the net was in 2018 against England. Since then, the Croatian team has scored at least once in 19 consecutive matches. Another thing that the Croats have going on for themselves is the fact that their most recent match-ups have all been tough opponents like Portugal, France, Sweden, and Turkey, which helps to keep their form high. Despite losing 3 of their last five matches, the Chequered Ones put up a decent fight, scoring two goals against Portugal with a man less, scoring three versus Turkey in a draw, and finding the net in a 2-1 defeat against France.
On the other hand, the Scottish side has been experiencing a goal-scoring drought in their recent fixtures. The squad captained by Liverpool's Andrew Robertson has struggled to find the net, especially multiple times. Scotland's national team has scored just three goals in their last five matches. The side has only been able to score more than once versus lower-tier sides like Kazakstan, Cyprus, and San Marino and has struggled when being put to the test, recording 4-0 losses to both Belgium and Russia. Furthermore, Steve Clarke's side has recorded losses from Slovakia, Israel, and Kazakhstan, proving that they have a few defensive issues to clear up.
Top predictions and betting odds
With Croatia's regular goal-scoring and the lack of such in the Scottish squad, specific odds do pop up as quite attracting options. We will break these tips down below, so you can weigh out the risks on each one on your own.
Croatia to win
After analyzing the previous results of both sides, we firmly believe that Croatia is the clear favorite to end the negative head-to-head result that they have vs. Scotland and win the match. With the odds being at 2.15, this pick has quite a bit of value to it. One thing is sure here – the 2.15 odds won't last long, being that high with the match getting closer.
Both teams to score – No
This pick has hit only a single time in the last five games in which Scotland featured. Their most recent fixtures produced very few total goals and often ended up being 1-0 in whichever direction. We believe that Scotland will find it hard, if not impossible, to net a goal vs. The Blazers, which makes the odds of 1.79 seem quite tempting.
Home team over 1.5 goals
Considering the fact that the Croats have scored at least once, in their last 19 matches, an excellent alternative to this bet can be over 0.5 goals for the home team. However, picking this tip would mean that the odds will plummet. At 2.38, tipping Croatia to score two or more goals seems more than worth it regarding the risk to reward ratio. This pick has hit in 3 out of the last five matches featuring Dali's squad and has failed to do so versus France and Sweden – sites much superior to the Croats' current opponents Scotland. Furthermore, if the Chequered ones want to advance in the competition, which they surely do, winning vs. Scotland is a must. We believe that Croatia will go into the match aiming for the two goals, in order to secure themselves room for error.