Free European Cup Pick: Croatia vs. Spain Preview
Looking for Croatia vs. Spain free picks and a matchup preview? (2021) 2020 European Cup football betting sees Croatia taking on Spain on Monday, June 28th, at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all European Cup football matchups all tournament long so stay tuned. Keep checking back for more European Cup tips like this Croatia Spain predictions blog post!
2020 European Cup Football Handicapping
Euro Round of 16: Croatia vs Spain Preview
Date: Monday, June 28th
Time: 12:00PM ET
Venue: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
EURO 2020 Moneyline Odds: +550/+265/-162
EURO 2020 Spread Betting Odds: Croatia +1
EURO 2020 Betting Total: 2.25
Croatia beat Scotland fair and square in the final match of the group stage and qualified as second in their group.
They will now face Spain in the round of 16, who completely destroyed Slovakia in their last match and showed that they were pretty unlucky in the tournament so far.
Both teams are coming off big wins and they will look to keep the momentum.
Croatia knew that they needed a win in their last match of the group stage against Scotland, and they had a great game plan. They took the lead at the 17th minute with Vlasic before getting equalized at the 42nd minute.
Even so, Croatia scored two second-half goals to win by 3-1.
They have not kept a clean sheet so far in the tournament, and that has been a problem for Croatia who have kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 14 competitive matches in all competitions. However, they have scored in 12 of those 14 matches.
Croatia are now up against a Spanish side that are expected to create a LOT of scoring chances, and they need to keep them at bay. Croatia can certainly score against this Spanish defense, but it will all come down to how their defense will be.
Spain erupted in their match against Slovakia, beating them by a massive 5-0 and getting some much-needed confidence prior to the round of 16.
They actually missed a penalty kick at the start of the match, but they scored two goals before the first half was over.
Spain did not stop their charge and scored three more goals in the second half, in a match where the opposing goalkeeper was terrible. Even so, Spain got a great psychological boost after that win and they are now up against a Croatian defense that has struggled.
Spain have kept just 3 clean sheets in their last 9 competitive matches in all competitions and Croatia can definitely cause some problems here. But Spain will rely on their offense that will most likely create numerous rifts in the Croatian defense.
Croatia vs. Spain Prediction:
Both teams have really respected offensive lines and we could easily see a high-scoring match here. Taking the Over 2.25 Goals in a match that looks like it will have goals from both sides is a great pick here.
The two teams last met in the 2018 edition of the Nations League, where Spain won by a massive 6-0 at home but lost by 3-2 on the road. In the 2016 EURO, Croatia beat Spain by 2-1 in the group stage and claimed the top seed in that group.
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