Croatia vs Slovakia Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th November 2019

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Croatia vs Slovakia Betting Tips – Euro 2020 Qualifiers, 16th November 7.45pm

A fascinating battle this one is going to be. Croatia will get themselves to Euro 2020 with a draw in the fixture. However, if they were to slip up, then Slovakia would pull to within one point of them with one game to go. Slovakia starts four points back of leaders Croatia and two behind Hungary. There’s an exciting climax to come in Group E. Read our predictions for Croatia vs Slovakia.

Croatia vs Slovakia Betting Odds*

1 X 2
4/9 16/5 13/2

Euro 2020 Qualifiers Betting at Bet365

Croatia News and Form – Can Croatia avoid defeat against Slovakia?

Croatia are leading Group E and they only need a point out of this to get the reward of a place at Euro 2020. Defeat, however, would leave their qualification fate out of their hands. That’s the thin line they are walking. This is Croatia’s last game, having taken a W4 D2 L1 record from the campaign so far. They have averaged two goals per game. Croatia have remained undefeated in their last four following a 1-1 draw in Wales last time out.

Slovakia to win by a 1 goal margin


Croatia do have home form going, having taken a win in five of their last six (competitive and friendly) and they have scored at least two goals in each of those successes as well. During that run of six home games however they have only managed one clean sheet, so there could be a window for Slovakia. Croatia have never lost a European Championship home qualifier, taking a W19 D6 record from their previous 25 such fixtures.

Croatia vs Slovakia Head to Head

Slovakia lost 4-0 against Croatia in the first group meeting
Slovakia are only W1 D2 L3 in the head to head with Croatia
Croatia have won their last two home games to nil against Slovakia
Both teams have scored in one of the last four meetings


Key-Facts – Croatia vs Slovakia

  • Slovakia will move ahead of Croatia by a point with a win and a game in hand
  • Croatia are unbeaten in European Championship home qualifiers
  • Slovakia have won 6 of their last 8 European Championship away qualifiers


Slovakia News and Form – Can Slovakia get important points in Croatia?

A win is what Slovakia need. They are in third place but hold a game in hand over the top two of Croatia and Hungary. So the Slovakians are still in the picture and three points would set them up well. They will round off their campaign against Azerbaijan which really should bring them another three points. Away from home in the campaign, Slovakia have taken a win in two of their three played, successes in Hungary and Azerbaijan.

It has only been the one win in their last four games played (competitive and friendly) and they did lose 4-0 against Croatia in the first meeting in this group. But then Slovakia have six wins in their last eight European Championship away qualifiers, netting at least two goals in each of their last five wins in each such fixture. With that easy final game to come against Azerbaijan, a win here and realistically they should be heading to Euro 2020.

Croatia vs Slovakia Tips & Odds

Draw at 16/5
Under 2.5 goals at 17/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 12th, 2019 at 1:18 p.m.)

Croatia vs Slovakia Predictions

Draw: Croatia need to produce just a calm and collected display here because a point will be enough to get them to Euro 2020. That’s more important than trying to play a beautiful match. Slovakia have to come and scrap but may lack the quality to deliver. Draw.