After putting on yet another stellar performance in a World Cup, Croatia, with captain Luka Modric at the helm, wants to start its Euro 2024 qualifying campaign on the right foot when it hosts Wales on Saturday.
Without any injury scares for the Croatians, it’s easy to understand why they are overwhelming favorites in our sportsbook to take the Welsh down and score a first commanding win in the qualifiers.
Who Will Lead Wales’s Attack?
Do you remember Wales’ tenure in the 2022 Qatar World Cup? If you don’t, let me paint you a picture that might come in handy when betting online on this matchup. One goal, that’s the scoring tally for the Welsh in their last major tournament. A simple penalty scored by former Welsh legend Gareth Bale was all the team set to face off against Croatia this weekend could amount to.
Wales has been struggling greatly, losing seven of its last 10 games, including having gone scoreless in its last three losses. Now, without two of its biggest players, Spurs defender Ben Davies and Nottingham Forest keeper Wayne Hennessey, as well as forward Brendan Johnson, the panorama could not look any bleaker for the Welsh.
Croatia to Keep Usual Winning Form
Any soccer fan has to have a soft spot in their heart for Croatia and everything it continues to accomplish year after year. After another heroic tenure in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Croatia will be back in action tomorrow with a rather simple mission in hand, dispatching a lowly Wales team.
Led by Real Madrid legend Luka Modric, who at 37 years old doesn’t look at retirement as an option yet, as well as star goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, Croatia will be looking to strike in definitive fashion against a Welsh team that shouldn’t post any real threat, both on defense, or offense.
Croatia vs Wales Head-to-Head
In six matches, Wales has yet to get a taste of victory against Croatia. If that doesn’t give you a clue on who to back in our soccer picks and parlays page, don’t worry, I got a bit more information that could persuade you to take Croatia.
With four wins and two draws, the Croats hold a clear dominance over the Welsh, including winning their last three home games against Wales and collecting a 1-1 draw in their last game dating back to October 2019.
Croatia vs Wales Match Information
- Match: Croatia (0-0-0) vs Wales (0-0-0)
- Day/Time: Saturday, March 25, 3:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadion Poljud, Splint, Croatia
- Croatia vs Wales Live Stream: fubo.tv
Croatia vs Wales Betting Lines
Croatia vs Wales Picks and Prediction
Without any real firepower up top to back its game, Wales will be looking to avoid getting pummeled on the road more than anything else. Meanwhile, the Croatians prepare to kick off their road to Germany with most of their 2022 World Cup players coming back, so back Modric’s squad to win with ease while taking the under.
Croatia is listed at -180 in our soccer lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Croatia, you have a chance to win $56. Wales is +525, offering a chance to win $525 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Croatia a 64.29% chance to win, with Wales at 16.00%.