Now it will finally be decided who will beat the last places to the World Cup in Russia in 2018. In Zagreb a tough and physical match is expected between two defensive teams, where Croatia also has more enriched profiles in the attack. Although I’m not a fan of submarines, I have to make an exception this time. The guests of Greece will certainly come up with a defensive approach, and do not doubt a second that Michael Skibbe and the whole nation are pleased with a draw result.
Croatia knows that you are strong at home and will certainly aim to bring all the points to the return in Piraues. One ended in a very even group after Iceland, mainly due to a weak game on the runway. One had the knife against the throat before the final match – away against Ukraine – but from time to time one showed strength and won by 2-0. Croatia comes from a slightly turbulent period in which, among other things, the Zlatko Dalic union has been replaced. You can design a strong team of individuals on the paper, but the constant question is whether you can perform as a working device or not. Croatia reassures its reassurance that the country played playoff for the World Cup and the European Championships a total of 4 times and on a number of occasions continued. Badelj, Corluka and Kovacic miss the match.
Greece is the team machine that, after winning the Euro 2004, did not succeed particularly well in the international competitions. Now, however, you see the chance of reverberation after the European Championships when you last ended in their group (after the Faroe Islands). In this qualification, there was no talk about the case that Belgium would be too difficult, but Greece won the second place against Bosnia and Herzegovina second place and is now aiming for the away meeting against Croatia. The team is actually unbeaten on its 7 last away matches. Manolas, Mantalos and Donis miss the game, where the former is a big break.
I think Greece will be battling with beaks and claws to close back again, while Croatia has shown inefficiency several times during the qualification. Doubt that the zero is spread in the first half hour.
Croatia puts this game in all its 6 most recent matches, where the 5 last ALL ended 0-0 in half-time.
Greece puts this game in 6 of its 7 most recent matches, with 4 of them standing at 0-0 in a break.
The team met twice in the European Championship qualifier for Euro 2012, and it ended in the first half of the game twice!
Our Prediction: Croatia win @ 1.80