Croatia vs Slovakia Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2019-11-16

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Saturday 16thNovember 1945hrs
Football – Europe – Euro 2020 qualifier
Pick Croatia AH-1
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.80 (odds taken 03:50 GMT, 15 November )

Saturday sees the continuation of the Euro 2020 qualifiers and our next preview features the clash between Croatia and Slovakia in Group E as the betting tips continue at the Stadion HNK Rijeka.

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Croatia Prediction – Can Croatia seal qualification?

Saturday evening’s encounter against Slovakia represents Croatia’s last match in Group E and with a 4-point lead over their 3rd placed visitors ahead of this important clash, Croatia can seal qualification with all three points at their Stadion HNK Rijeka.

Having suffered just 1 defeat out of their 7 matches to date in what has been a successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, Croatia will no doubt be confident that they can get over the line with a win in tonight’s match, especially as they’ve already recorded a resounding 4-0 win away from home at Slovakia in the earlier corresponding fixture.

A 2-1 loss away at Hungary has been Croatia’s only slip so far in these group matches while victories over Wales, the aforementioned Slovakia and a 3-0 home win over Hungary along with points on the road at Azerbaijan and Wales in 1-1 draws have helped Croatia to the brink of qualifying for next year’s European Championship.

With a staggering unbeaten record of 34 matches without a loss at home in Euro qualifiers, Croatia look set to grab the necessary points here on Saturday as well as possibly also covering the asian handicap line too.


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Slovakia Prediction – Can Slovakia stay in the hunt?

The visitors occupy 3rd place in Group E having produced a mixed bag of results so far in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, picking up wins against Hungary (home and away)and Azerbaijan but have also fallen to defeats against Wales and Croatia.

Qualification now seems to look beyond Slovakia as they trail 2nd placed Hungary by 2 points and although they still have two matches remaining of this group stage, this Saturday represents a tall order for the visitors as they face a strong Croatian unit in their own backyard.

Following a 1-0 loss away at Wales, Slovakia have registered back-to-back wins on the road at Azerbaijan 5-1 and a 2-1 win at Hungary, but their mettle will be severely tested in Rijeka on Saturday night as they need all three points in order to have a decent chance of overhauling Hungary into a top two finish in Group E.

Slovakia have also lost 3 of their last 4 meetings against Croatia, so they look to have their work cut out here.


Key-Facts – Croatia vs Slovakia

  • Croatia are unbeaten in their 34 Euro qualifiers at home to date
  • Slovakia have lost 3 of their last 4 meetings against Croatia
  • Croatia registered a 4-0 win away at Slovakia in the previous meeting


Betting Tips Verdict

Croatia look to be set to register a decisive win here and should also cover the -1 asian line here too as well.