Croatia v Turkey Match Preview & Best Odds

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Croatia v Turkey Match Preview & Best Odds

 

Croatia and Turkey sit level on ten points apiece at the top of their European Championships qualifying group but the Croats enjoy a game-in-hand and a major psychological advantage thanks to their win over the Turks early in the campaign.

Despite having played one game less than every other side in Group D, Croatia occupy pole position with goal difference keeping them above second-placed Turkey who enjoy the same points total. The group leaders have yet to taste defeat in their qualifying campaign and they are very much on track to make it to their sixth successive European Championships. Croatia were runners-up in the 2018 World Cup and more recently they made it through to the final of the UEFA Nations League where they lost to Spain, however coach Zlatko Dalic will have ambitions of finally securing a major piece of silverware before his star players finally leave the stage.

Turkey will at the very least be looking to maintain their three-point buffer between themselves and the two sides immediately below them in the Group D table. Armenia and Wales will be ready to pounce on any slip-ups by the top two, the latter facing the Turks next month in what could be a pivotal six-pointer.

Turkey’s fortunes on the big stage have faltered of late, the side failing to make any meaningful impact on recent European Championships and missing out on the World Cup for twenty years. There aren’t many tougher tests than facing Croatia on the road, the hosts having won all-but-two of their last fifteen Euro qualifiers on home soil, therefore we envisage Croatia condemning Turkey to a three-way scramble for a top two finish to the qualifiers.

 

Back Croatia to win and both teams to score at best odds of 16/5