Spain will be looking to make it 3 wins out of 3 in Group D of Euro 2016 when they face Croatia on Tuesday night. Read below our Croatia v Spain betting preview with predictions, expert tips, best odds, starting line-ups, bookie bonuses and no deposit free bets on this match.
CROATIA v SPAIN BETTING PREVIEW
Croatia won their first game 1-0 against Turkey, with an impressive Luka Modric strike sealing the win. In the second match, they threw away a two goal lead against Czech Republic to draw 2-2. With a single point earned against Spain, Croatia would nail down second spot, setting the stage for a round-of-16 matchup with Group E winners Italy. With a win, of course, they will be the group winners. Finally, they could end up coming third if they lose to Spain and Czech Republic beat Turkey.
Luka Modric will be a big miss for Cacic’s side as he has been ruled out through injury. His Real Madrid team-mate Mateo Kovacic is favourite to deputise in his absence. Striker Mario Mandzukic also carries an injury and defender Vedran Corluka is currently doubtful. Perisic, Brozovic and Rakitic will retain their starting berth as offensive midfielders.
Spain eased past Turkey 3-0 to make it two wins from two on Friday and they are already assured of their place in the knockout rounds. They only need to avoid a defeat to top the group, but of course La Roja will try to extend its dominance at the European championship with a 15th straight victory in tournament.
Having already qualified Del Bosque may choose to rest some senior players to keep them fresh for the knockout stage. The likes of Casillas, Bartra, Azpilicueta, Koke, Aduriz and Pedro are all expected to start the match while Iniesta, Piquè, Jordi Alba, David Silva and Nolito could sit on the bench.
CROATIA v SPAIN PROBABLE LINEUPS
Croatia (4-2-3-1): Subasic – Srna, Corluka, Vida, Strinic – Badelji, Modric – Perisic, Brozovic, Rakitic – Mandzukic.
Spain (4-3-3): Casillas – Ramos, Bartra, Hector, Azpilicueta – Busquets, Koke, Thiago Alcantara – Morata, Aduriz, Pedro.
CROATIA v SPAIN ODDS
|CROATIA||13.00 with||Bet £10, win £130.00|
|THE DRAW||3.10 with||Bet £10, win £31.00|
|SPAIN||8.00 with||Bet £10, win £80.00|
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