Croatia vs Wales Match Info
Date: Saturday June 8 2019
Kick-off time: 2.00pm BST
Venue: Stadion Gradski vrt
Croatia vs Wales Head-To-Head Record
4 previous matches
March 26 2013: Wales 1-2 Croatia
October 16 2012: Croatia 2-0 Wales
May 23 2010: Croatia 2-0 Wales
August 21 2002: Croatia 1-1 Wales
Croatia vs Wales Stats
- Both of Croatia’s 2-0 wins against Wales took place in Osijek, like this match
- Croatia are unbeaten in the 11 matches they have played in Osijek (nine wins, two draws)
- Wales have not drawn any of their eight games this season (four wins, four defeats)
Croatia vs Wales Match Preview
Wales continue their bid for another European Championship appearance, four years after their fantastic run in France, with the toughest test of their difficult Group E away schedule.
This qualifying pool has done Wales no favours in terms of the trips they face because besides World Cup runners-up Croatia, they must also travel to Hungary, Slovakia and Azerbaijan, none of which will be particularly easy.
It looks an open group and that is exactly how it has panned out so far, with all the teams bar Azerbaijan, who have lost their only match up to now, going into the end-of-season fixtures on three points.
The good news for Wales is that they have played only once and won 1-0 at home to Slovakia with a Dan James goal, whereas Croatia beat Azerbaijan in Zagreb but then showed they are vulnerable by losing 2-1 in Hungary.
Ryan Giggs has been the Wales manager for approaching 17 months now and it has to be said the jury is still out regarding how he is faring, with inconsistency the most apparent trait the Dragons are showing during his tenure.
The entirety of this qualifying campaign will tell us much about Giggs’ future prospects, but this individual contest is a very tricky one and we expect Luka Modric to end it in a happier frame of mind than his Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale due to a Croatia victory.
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Croatia vs Wales Betting Tips
Croatia to win and under 3.5 goals in the match @ Evens with bet365
Croatia HT/FT @ 6/4 with bet365