Match Preview: France 4-2 Croatia Prediction and Betting Tips 08.09.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, September 8, 2020.

League: UEFA Nations League – League A – Round 2
Match: France – Croatia
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.36
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 4:2 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • In a repeat of the 2018 World Cup Final, France entertain Croatia in this UEFA Nations League (UNL) fixture after just one loss across their last 11 competitive matches (W9, D1, L1). A good start here could be decisive, especially as seven of those nine victories saw ‘Les Bleus’ ahead at HT.
  • France’s narrow 1-0 win in their opening UNL game continued a recent trend too, as each of their last four games in the competition have featured one first-half goal, with the two scored at home coming in the 14th minute precisely. In fact, five of their last six competitive home games have seen the opening goal scored during the opening 20 minutes.
  • Croatia were on a run of six-straight competitive games without a loss (W4, D2), when they finally lost 4-1 away to Portugal in their opening UNL fixture. This game could witness some late drama, as 2.0 goals on average were scored from the 70th minute onwards in each of Croatia’s last four UNL fixtures, a goalless draw excluded.
  • However, the visitors have won just one of their eight away games since their loss in the World Cup Final (W1, D3, L4), though six of those saw goals at both ends. Any win could be accompanied by a clean sheet however, as Croatia have kept one in each of their last seven competitive away victories.
  • Players to watch: Olivier Giroud has scored exactly once in five of France’s last seven competitive home games, with four coming after the hour mark.
  • Dinamo Zagreb’s Bruno Petković scored Croatia’s goal last time out. Three of his last four goals for club and country have come during matches producing over 3.5 goals.
  • Hot streak: Each of the last three competitive H2Hs have seen one half produce three goals exactly.
Head-to-head matches: FRANCE – CROATIA
15.07.18 WC France Croatia 4 : 2
29.03.11 FI France Croatia 0 : 0
17.06.04 EUR Croatia France 2 : 2
28.05.00 FI Croatia France 0 : 2
13.11.99 FI France Croatia 3 : 0