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Who will win this EURO 2020 Qualifier?

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October 13th 2019 - 20:45 CET, 14:45 EDT

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (Capacity 11,000)








UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying continues when the Vatreni visit Wales on Matchday 7. Croatia is in 1st place in the group. Croatia can secure qualification to Euro 2020 with a win.



- Wales lost 2-1 in Croatia back in June
- Home side yet to beat Croatia: D1 L5
- Wales have won last 4 home games
- Croatia qualify if they win, Hungary don't
- 16/11: Azerbaijan-Wales, Croatia-Slovakia


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The game will be broadcast on ESPN here in USA
 

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Wales v Croatia Tips & Betting Preview



Dropped points against Croatia likely to spell disaster for Welsh.

With their backs firmly placed against the wall, Wales will know anything barring a victory at home to World Cup finalists Croatia will give them a mountain to climb to qualify for Euro 2020.

Ryan Giggs’ men are fourth in Group E, with Croatia, Slovakia and Hungary all sitting above them in the bid to finish in the top two. Thursday’s draw in Slovakia keeps qualification hopes alive, but they’re now running out of opportunities to truly assert themselves in this group; with Hungary expected to beat Azerbaijan at home on Sunday, this Croatia clash is monumental.

But what of the visitors? After England’s slapped them into Nations League relegation last year, Zlatko Dalić’s side knew the pressure was on to qualify from a banana skin-ridden group, but on the whole they’ve impressed – earning 13 points from their six matches.

So, what will happen on Sunday? Will Wales claim a much-needed victory? Will Croatia’s quality tell? Now that we’re at the business end of qualifying, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from these two sides, and I believe backing Croatia to kill Ryan Giggs’ hopes with a victory is the best bet (priced at 6/4).

Looking at the numbers, you’d think Wales’ lack of goals is an unsustainable trait. Five goals in as many matches—compared to Croatia’s 13—is unimpressive, while both sides have conceded five apiece.

It must be said Croatia are streaky on the road: following-up a 4-0 victory in Slovakia with a draw against Azerbaijan, but with four consecutive victories against Wales, and just one defeat in their last 12 European Championships fixtures, you get a sense it’ll take a massive Welsh effort to prevent a defeat, and a lack of firepower will ultimately their undoing.

Croatia’s attacking prowess will see them home in Cardiff, like it did in Osijek when they won 2-1.

One man who has really impressed me of late is Bruno Petkovic. The Dimano Zagreb striker is now Croatia’s main man up top, and has already scored four goals in his six appearances for his country.

Furthermore, he’s scored three times in Croatia’s last three qualifiers, and his physical approach will be a nightmare for Wales’ defenders to handle.

He’s 11/4 to score at any time, which looks a decent bet considering the form he’s shown in recent months.

https://www.oddschecker.com/tips/football/20191011-wales-v-croatia-tips-betting-preview
 

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Vida and Lovren are both on one more yellow away to miss Slovakia game...they need to keep their cool and not get a stupid card in case that game becomes all or nothing.

Need to do win and qualify and leave nothing to chance....anything can happen a month from now from injury to bad form, etc...

Perisic is going to need to be big this game and taking guys on....

Really worried about Bale's impact. He is in big form now.

Lets do this guys!

#weareCroatia :proud:
 

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Will be hard to get a spot among the seeds..

With Belgium Spain Italia France, Netherlands or Germany, Ukraine or Portugal and England involved.

We got to secure at least pot 2.
 

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From the last news Dalic will try a midfield Kovacic Modric with Vlasic in front of them along Perisic Brekalo Petkovic.
 

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Wales will be without Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey for Sunday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia.
 

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From the last news Dalic will try a midfield Kovacic Modric with Vlasic in front of them along Perisic Brekalo Petkovic.
I like it, I think this was the correct move. The younger options are better than what we have or at least more in form now. If the young guys falter we still have Raka and Rebic off the bench
 

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We stopped to play after scoring seriously.
And the referee raping us as usual..whistling any contact in welsh favor while not caring about fouls commited on our players.
 

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Awful performance after the Perisic chance, and a host of problems now for the final match. Luckily Wales weren’t pushing for the winner like Azerbaijan was. The way this team performs in back to back games it’s best they qualify directly rather than the playoff route
 

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I hope Luka is alright !!
 

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Ref was awful.

Barisic is terrible. The man offers absolutely nothing going forward, nothing get Bradaric in there. So passive after our goal.

I have a bad feeling about Slovakia. Who are the CB’s? Seriously Mile Skoric ain’t going to be out there. Figure Jedvaj and Peric/Caleta-Car
 

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Poor performance. Looked like we settled for the draw, no urgency or inventiveness. Disappointing.

Apart from the nicely worked goal only bright spark was Brekalo but he was wasteful at times in possession as well.
 

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Very tough game.
Lovren Vida missing for the final game due to yellows, kovacic and modric injured.
We need at least one point against Slovakia to qualify and finish at the top of the group.
 

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Who are our CB's against Slovakia?
 
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