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Vedran Ostojic 12 Nov 2019
  • Slovakia travel to Rijeka with everything to play for

  • Can they use the game in hand to jump Hungary ahead of the final day of the campaign?

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Croatia vs Slovakia Score Prediction

Croatia vs Slovakia Match Info

Match date: 16th November 2019

Kick-Off: 7:45 pm

Stadium: HNK Rijeka Stadium, Rijeka

Croatia vs Slovakia Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

6 Sep 2019 Slovakia 0 – 4 Croatia
11 Aug 2010 Slovakia 1 – 1 Croatia
16 Oct 2007 Croatia 3 – 0 Slovakia

Matches played: 7

Croatia wins: 3

Slovakia wins: 2

Draws: 2

Croatia vs Slovakia Stats

  • Croatia bagged two wins and two draws in their last four outings
  • Slovakia earned four points in their last two and kept their top 2 hopes alive
  • Blazers bagged a 0- win in Trnava in September, as Vlasic, Perisic, Petkovic, and Lovren all made it on the scoresheet

Croatia vs Slovakia Match Preview

Croatia host Slovakia for their Matchday 9 clash as Group E pace-setters but have a game in hand and both the Saturday’s rivals and Hungary breathing down their necks, looking to seal the deal and secure their spot with points at HNK Rijeka Stadium. They’ve been rock-solid in front of the home fans and Zlatko Dalic will want to build on such performances now.

Blazers struggled for consistency on the road and saw 1-1 draws in Azerbaijan and Wales since September but still managed nine points in three EURO 2020 Qualifiers outings in front of the home fans – which will give them ground to build on. They’ve been scoring (and conceding) goals regularly and will have high hopes they can deliver once again.

Slovakia, on the other hand, come into the match with a streak of two draws behind them. They’ve shared the spoils with Wales (1-1) and saw Paraguay (1-1) hold them off in a Friendly in October, seeing the defensive shortcomings prove costly in their search of important Group E points.

Falcons have proven themselves a tough nut to crack on the road, though, and will want to show off once again. They beat Azerbaijan (1-5) and Hungary (1-2) since June but causing an upset in Rijeka should prove much more of a task at this point. Still, we expect a strong challenge and very motivated visitors on the day.

We don’t see them snatching points and we’ll now back Croatia to punch their ticket to the final tournament here, as we go for a Home win and a Yes on Both teams to score at 13/5 with bet365. They have been conceding goals but should have what it takes to outgun the rivals at this point.

We thus expect a high-scoring contest on Saturday and going for Over 2.5 Goals FT at 19/20 with BetVictor has been rated value by many in the know already. We’ve been used to such clashes from Croatia at home and Slovakia on the road, which feels like further evidence for such a bet.

Croatia vs Slovakia Betting Tips

Croatia to win & BTTS @ 13/5 with bet365

Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 19/20 with BetVictor

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    Croatia vs Slovakia Match Info Match date: 16th November 2019 Kick-Off: 7:45 pm Stadium: HNK Rijeka Stadium, Rijeka Croatia vs Slovakia Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 6 Sep 2019 Slovakia 0 – 4 Croatia 11 Aug 2010 Slovakia 1 – 1 Croatia 16 Oct 2007 Croatia 3 – 0 Slovakia Matches played: 7…