France – Croatia: another defeat for the drafts?
Croatia lost in the first round, but whether France will inflict another defeat on the Croats on September 8 – we have prepared our forecast. What to expect from teams?
The French national team in the last draw of the League of Nations played unsuccessfully – in the same group the “tricolors” were with the Netherlands and Germany and managed to take only the second line, lagging behind the “orange” ones only due to additional indicators.
In qualifying for the European Championship, France had one of the simplest groups – Turkey, Albania, Iceland, Andorra and Moldova could not compete. Didier Deschamps’ team finished first with 25 points in 10 matches, but the second Turkey was only two points behind.
In the new League of Nations, the French were to start in Sweden with a very uncompromising opponent. As a result, we managed to get a victory with a score of 1: 0, but the “tricolors” did not please with a bright game, a lot of the result was achieved due to the individual actions of Kilian Mbappé, his goal allowed the French to be in second place in the group.
The Croatian national team also failed to get into the playoffs of the last draw of the League of Nations – Zlatko Dalic’s team met with England and Spain and took the last line, but gave the fight to the giants.
In the selection for the Euro, the “checkers” were in the same group with Wales, Slovakia, Hungary and Azerbaijan. Obviously, in such a company, the Croats were the absolute favorite of the group, and in the end they managed to justify their status. Croatia came first to the finish line, four points ahead of Wales second.
The start in the new draw of the League of Nations turned out to be a failure – at a visit Croatia lost 1: 4 to Portugal, losing to the opponent in all respects, and dropped to the last place in the group.
France has never lost to Croatia – four wins and two draws
France has not lost in any of the last eight matches – seven wins and a draw
Croatia won none of last three away matches – defeat and two draws
07/15/18 France Croatia 4: 2
The French national team did not show anything outstanding in the first round, but won in the class, while still not using the penalty kick. At home, Sweden always creates problems for any opponent, so it hardly makes sense to talk about failures in the game of the “tricolors”. At home, the French will clearly strive to build on their success and will certainly pay more attention to the attack, which could turn into trouble for the guests.
Croatia has serious problems in defense, and Portugal has clearly demonstrated this, France is an even more serious rival, so the chances of success for the “drafts” are minimal.
We believe that guests have no chance. Forecast – Asian handicap (-1) for France . In BC Winline, this outcome is offered with odds of 1.99