Match Preview: Croatia 1-2 France Predictions and Betting Tips 14.10.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, October 14, 2020.

League: UEFA Nations League – League A – Round 4
Match: 19:45 Croatia – France
Tip: X2
Odd: 1.31
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Croatia entertain France in this UEFA Nations League (UNL) Group A3 clash, in what will be the first-ever competitive H2H on Croatian soil. Goals have been a common theme in Croatia’s UNL matches, with all but one of their previous seven such fixtures producing over 2.5 goals, and the vast majority (71.43%) of those match goals arriving after HT.
  • Here, the hosts have the opportunity to claim their first-ever victory versus France (D2, L5), and look in good shape after registering six straight competitive home wins. Significantly, all but one of their last seven international home matches have featured three match goals precisely, with four producing a 1-0 HT scoreline (either way).
  • France have lost just one of their last 13 competitive fixtures (W10, D2, L1), while scoring 2.23 goals on average per match across that period. A good start would help continue that form, especially as seven of those recent ten victories saw France score first within the opening 30 minutes.
  • The visitors’ narrow 1-0 win in Sweden in their opening UNL game this campaign continued a recent trend too, as just one of their last nine competitive road trips have featured goals at both ends (W6, D1, L2). Furthermore, five of those six wins saw ‘Les Bleus’ lead at HT, but the fact that they are yet to score after the break in any UNL away match in their history is of potential concern.
  • Players to watch: Nikola Vlašić (CRO) opened the scoring last time out. Each of his last eight goals for club and country have come during matches producing over 2.5 goals.
  • Kylian Mbappé has scored France’s sole UNL away goal, and was his team’s last scorer in five of his last six goalscoring competitive games for club and country.
  • Hot stat: Croatia’s last four matches have averaged 1.0 goals from the 40th minute to HT.
Head-to-head matches: CROATIA – FRANCE
08.09.20 UNL France Croatia 4 : 2
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

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