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Euro 2024: Croatia v Albania – Preview, predictions, tips, offers and odds

Croatia take on Albania on Wednesday at the European Championship.

Match Preview

Croatia take on Albania tomorrow at Euro 2024 with both sides knowing there is little margin for error if they want to qualify from Group B.

Croatia arguably have the greater need for the three points given their goal difference took a battering in their opening fixture – a 3-0 defeat to Spain in which they improved in the second half after a chastening opening 45 minutes. A miserable afternoon was compounded by Bruno Petkovic missing a penalty with 10 minutes to go.

Luka Modric said afterwards: “We no longer have the right to make mistakes; we have to recover and win the upcoming matches. In a way, that’s a good thing because we know we have no other option but to win. We need to prepare well, analyse what went wrong and be much better, especially in terms of energy.”

While Croatia were disappointing, the same cannot be said for Albania, who gave defending champions Italy a real scare before going down 2-1.

Nedim Bajrami made history with the fastest goal in European Championship history by putting Albania ahead after 23 seconds but goals from Alessandro Bastoni and Nicolo Barella turned the match in the Azzurri’s favour.

 

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Tips for the big game

  • Croatia have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Croatia have conceded in 11 of the last 12 matches in the European Championship
  • Croatia have won the last 4 matches in a row
  • In the last 3 matches in a row Croatia played in the European Championship, both teams scored
  • Croatia have not lost the last 4 matches in a row
  • In 21 of the last 23 Albania matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Albania have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 Albania matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In the last 3 Albania matches in the European Championship, the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Albania have not won the last 4 matches in a row

 

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