Greece vs Croatia World Cup 2018 Qualifiers Betting Tips And Offers
After lots of qualifying games, both home and away, we are very close to knowing the teams which will participate in the 2018 edition of the World Cup – the most significant football competition in the world.
It’s only natural to be excited about these fixtures since they are all that remains between now and the competition in Russia next summer.
Sadly, some teams will fall just short of their objectives and lose the knockout game in favor of the better opposition. And one such team is either Greece or Croatia.
The first game of the double encounter will take place on Croatian soil on the 9th of November(result: 4:1). Due to the quality of the squad, Croatia is seen as favorites for both games, with more significant emphasis on the home game.
Although the game seems natural on paper, Greece has not lost away from home in their qualifying group, which leads us to the idea that even if the Croatians take advantage of their home ground and win on Thursday, they won’t do so by a large margin.
We could also see a draw in the cards. Which brings us to the final game, which will take place on the 12th of November – this time in Greece.
At this moment, the Greeks play better away from home than in front of their home crowd. After the first leg of the series, they will probably need to score, which isn’t a position they love to be in.
The base of their game is good defense and swift counter-attacks, or goals from set plays. In recent times, they’ve only recorded wins against much smaller teams, like Gibraltar, Cyprus and Hungary – and not by significant margins.
That is exactly why they would like to be in the best possible position before the home game. One piece of good news is that last time they played a decisive qualifier at home; they won it by beating Romania 3-0.
On the other hand, Croatia has some things going well for them. They have a few star players of undisputable quality (Modric, Perisic, Kalinic, Kovacic – to name a few) and have played wonderfully well at the start of the qualifying campaign.
They haven’t maintained their form until the end and only finished 2nd in the group. Missing the World Cup 2018 would surely be a big disappointment for them, and they should expect to win the double-leg match.
Betting Offers & Tips
From a betting perspective, we don’t expect Croatia to defend non-stop when coming in Greece. They should score at least once, which is the bet we back for the game.
We also expect Croatia to come on top of the double-game encounter, but we do expect Greece to do rather well at home and not lose by a big margin.
Betting Tips & Latest Odds
Both Teams To Score: Yes @ 1.95 or 19/20
Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.10 or 11/10 with ComeOn!
BTTS & Over 2.5 Goals: Yes @ 2.50 or 6/4