England - Croatia | Euro 2021 Betting Tips, Prediction & Odds
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for England vs Croatia for Euro 2021. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
The 2021 EURO betting action in Group D starts with the highly anticipated match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, June 13, 2021, as two legitimate title contenders meet each other in the first round of the group stage.
- England vs. Croatia
- Group D – First Round
- Date – 13/6/2021
- Starting time – 14:00 CET
- Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
England Stats & Form
The Three Lions have never been in the finals of the UEFA European Championship and will try to change that this summer while co-hosting the EURO 2021. They are top favorites to win the title alongside the reigning world champs France with their odds at 6.00 on Bet365 Sportsbook.
England dominated the qualifying Group A, tallying seven wins and one loss and finishing six points clear of the Czech Republic. The Three Lions bagged 37 goals in eight matches, more than all other four teams in Group A combined. They’ve won the previous four games in all competitions, scoring 13 goals in the process and conceding just once.
This England team is loaded with talented players, and some of them are very young. Of course, the 27-year-old captain Harry Kane (53 caps, 34 goals) and the 26-year-old forward Raheem Sterling (61 caps, 14 goals) will lead the way, but there are plenty of young lions who’ll be ready to step up and help the team on its way.
Phil Foden is just 20, having a wonderful season with Manchester City. The 22-year-old Declan Rice and Mason Mount are already key players in the middle of the park, while the 24-year-old striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be England’s super-sub this summer.
Croatia Stats & Form
The Blazers are coming to the European Championship as 29.00 underdogs to win it all, according to 20bet Sportsbook, and just eight teams have better odds to become the European champs this summer. Croatia is a reigning world vice-champ, though it’s fair to say that the Blazers haven’t been at their best lately.
After a terrible performance in the UEFA Nations League and five losses in their six appearances, the Blazers opened the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers with a 1-0 defeat at Slovenia. They bounced back with a pair of wins over Cyprus 1-0 and Malta 3-0, but Croatia obviously struggles to perform at a high level.
Head coach Zlatko Dalic was a huge factor in that World Cup run three years ago, but he’ll miss Ivan Rakitic (106 caps, 15 goals) this time, as the 33-year-old midfielder retired from international duty in September 2021. The 35-year-old playmaker Luka Modric (136 caps, 17 goals) remains the captain and the key player for the Blazers who have plenty of talent on their team.
Dalic has some injury worries and cannot count on midfielder Marko Rog (21 caps), while forward Ante Rebic (36 caps, 3 goals) is struggling with a hip injury. The Blazers just hope everybody else will be ready to go against England.
England vs Croatia Head-to-Head Stats
England and Croatia met each other three times in 2018 including the semifinal clash of the 2018 World Cup. The Blazers eliminated the Three Lions in extra time, 2-1, so England has a huge motive to get revenge in the 2021 EURO. After that painful loss, the Three Lions beat the Blazers 2-1 at home in the UEFA Nations League and earned a goalless draw at Croatia.
These two foes met once in the European Championship. Back in 2004, England smashed Croatia 4-2 in the group stage. The Three Lions have won five of their nine encounters with the Blazers along with a couple of draws and losses.
England vs Croatia Betting Odds
England plays at home which is a big advantage, especially for the Three Lions who won 13 of their last 14 games at Wembley Stadium. Therefore, the hosts are listed as 1.83 favorites on 22bet Sportsbook. Croatia is a 4.75 underdog to win all three points, while the draw pays 3.55 on 20bet Sportsbook.
The bookies expect to see fewer than three goals in total, setting the price at 2.10 on the Over 2.5 goals and 1.70 on the under.
England vs Croatia Betting Tip:
This match will be a joy to watch even if both teams take things patiently and we get fewer than three goals in total. The stake is huge, so it’s expected to see the teams playing cautiously as long as the result is 0-0. Taking a draw at halftime at 2.10 on Bet365 Sportsbook is a tempting wager, considering all the circumstances.
Frankly, this clash could easily go three-way. Although Croatia hasn’t been at its best in the last few years, the Blazers have a lot of top-notch players who are always fired up to prove their worth on the biggest stage.