Spain vs. Croatia Nations League Betting Tips and Preview

Spain will look to continue their winning start to their UEFA Nations League campaign as they host Croatia, who have not yet played, in Elche on Tuesday night. In a group which also includes England, this looks set to be a close game although the home side are favourites to triumph.

Where and when: Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Elche – 11 September, kick-off 19:45

Where you can see Spain vs. Croatia: Sky Sports, William Hill

Last time: Croatia defeated Spain 2-1 in the 2016 European Championships – Alvaro Morata gave La Roja the lead but goals from Ivan Perisic and Nikola Kalinic gave the Eastern European side victory.

Over 2.5 goals 6/5 Offer
Ivan Perisic anytime scorer 7/2 Offer
Iago Aspas anytime scorer 24/13 Offer

Spain vs. Croatia Predictions and Preview

Group A4 of the UEFA Nations League continues on Tuesday night with Spain hosting Croatia in Elche (England are the other side in the group).

Luis Enrique got off to a winning start as La Roja boss as his side came from behind to win 2-1 at Wembley on Saturday to top the group, although Zlatko Dalic’s Croatia are yet to play.

The Croats drew 1-1 with Portugal in a friendly on Thursday night after enjoying a hugely successful World Cup campaign, where they reached their first ever final before losing 4-2 to France.

The home side are favourites to win this encounter at odds of 8/11, with Croatia priced at 4/1 and the draw available at 5/2.

This is unlikely to be a cagey affair with both side’s strengths lying in their attacking ranks, with over 2.5 goals at 6/5 appearing to offer value, while over 3.5 is at 11/5.

If you think this will be a game of few chances, under 2.5 goals is at 8/13 and fewer than 1.5 is at 2/1.

A ‘double chance’ on Croatia to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 6/5 while a Spain win/draw outcome is at 2/11.

If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 7/4.

One to watch for Spain: Iago Aspas is a late call-up following an injury to Diego Costa but started on Saturday against England and he has six goals in 14 caps. He is available at 24/13  to find the net in this game.

One to watch for Croatia: Ivan Perisic, who has scored 22 goals for the nation, is Croatia’s main goalscoring threat and is available at 7/2 to find the net here.

Long shot: Spain have conceded just two goals in their last five home games while Croatia conceded just four goals in normal time in their World Cup campaign before the final. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 8/1.

 

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