France U21 v Croatia U21 Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st June 2019

France can claim second group stage win

France U21 v Croatia U21 Betting Tips – Euro U21 Championships, 21st June 8.00pm

The French got themselves a huge break at the end of their opening fixture. They were losing 1-0 against England with less than five minutes to go but managed to pull out a victory. So that leaves them with a good start to build on in trying to reach the knockout stages. Read our predictions for France U21 v Croatia U21.

France U21 v Croatia U21 Betting Odds*

France 4/9
Draw 10/3
Croatia 6/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 20th, 2019 at 8:21 p.m.)

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France U21 News and Form

France got a win on the board in their opening game against England. They managed to pull out a 2-1 win after going into the final five minutes of the match trailing 1-0. They got one back in the 89th minute through Nanaimo Ikone before England’s England’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka put through his own net in the 95th minute to give France the victory. France were on top for most of the game and the result was probably fair at the end. They missed two spot kicks in the match as well. France were frustrated for a long time after England had gone down to ten men, struggling to get those breakthroughs.
 

Half Time Draw at 7/5
7/10

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This is the first time that France and Croatia have met at the Euro U21 Championships. Last year they met for a friendly and that ended in a 2-2 draw in France. The French have won their last seven games in total in the group stage at the Euro U21 Championships. They have suffered only one defeat in their last 20 U21 Championship matches (W16 D3). France won their first nine games of their qualification campaign, drawing their tenth and final one. That was against Slovenia and it snapped an eleven match winning streak that the French were on at this level.

 

Key-Facts – France U21 v Croatia U21

  • France have lost one of their last twenty games
  • Croatia U21 have never won at the U21 Championship Finals
  • France are on a seven match winning streak of group stage games

 

Croatia U21 News and Form

Croatia already look to be out of the picture after a 4-1 opening defeat against Romania. That wasn’t a great way to end a 15-year wait to feature in the tournament. They were strong through their qualification campaign, posting a W8 D1 L1 record and they finished on a four-match winning streak, without conceding. Croatia have won three of their last five games (D1 L1) now but the loss against Romania leaves them in the position of still waiting for that first win at the Euro U21 Championships.

Croatia are W0 D2 L5 from their seven previous matches in the Finals. In their previous campaigns, which were in 2000 and 2004 they finished with identical D1 L2 record. So this a really tough position for them to try and come up with a response and get that first win in the competition. Croatia have crumbled to concede six goals in their last two games. They are facing even stronger opposition in this one so that is a big concern for them. Their campaign will be done early if they end up losing this one as well.

France U21 v Croatia U21 Tips & Odds

France to win to nil at 8/5
Under 2.5 goals at 5/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 20th, 2019 at 8:21 p.m.)

France U21 v Croatia U21 Predictions

France to win: Even though they left it late, France got their win in the end against England and they should push on from there. They were good in possession, good enough to keep the ball off of the Croatians for long enough periods of time to get a clean sheet victory.


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