Croatia vs Albania match preview June 19 2024
Betting Tips & Predictions

Betting Predictions

The top prediction for this match is a draw, taking into account both teams' recent form and standings.

Double chance: draw or Albania: Given Croatia's recent inability to secure a win and Albania's relentless performance in their last game, a double chance for a draw or Albania seems a plausible bet.

Both teams to score: Considering both sides' defensive vulnerabilities, especially Croatia's recent concessions, both teams finding the back of the net is highly likely.

Under 2.5 goals: With the odds favoring a tightly contested match and both teams having struggles in offense, this game is projected to see under 2.5 goals.

Match preview

In this exciting Euro Championship Group B matchup, Croatia takes on Albania at the historic Volksparkstadion in Hamburg. Both teams are currently struggling at the bottom of their group, with Croatia positioned 4th and Albania 3rd, each securing only one point from their first two games. Croatia comes into this match after a tough draw against Albania, where they managed to pull a 2-2 result despite trailing for most of the match. The Croatians have struggled to find their form recently, with a winless streak and a major challenge ahead of them. On the other side, Albania's campaign has been a mix of challenges and resilience, as evidenced in their last fixture's nail-biting finish. Their recent form shows slight improvement in attack but significant issues in maintaining a strong defense. The standings reveal the urgency for both teams to secure a win in this fixture to keep their qualifying hopes alive. The outcome of this match could drastically impact the dynamics of Group B.

Head-to-Head Analysis

The recent five head-to-head encounters between Croatia and Albania showcase an evenly contested rivalry. These matches were often characterized by close scores and hard-fought draws. Here are the details of those games:

  • Croatia vs Albania – 2-2 – Jun 19, 2024
  • Albania vs Croatia – 1-1 – March 27, 2023
  • Croatia vs Albania – 3-2 – November 16, 2022
  • Albania vs Croatia – 0-1 – June 7, 2019
  • Croatia vs Albania – 2-1 – October 9, 2018

Squad Analysis

For the Croatia vs Albania match, both teams have notable absentees that could heavily influence the game's dynamics. Croatia's lineup sees midfield maestro Luka Modrić and the experienced Ivan Perišić likely in action, though Domagoj Vida remains questionable due to a lingering injury. On the other hand, Albania might be missing out on key defender Berat Djimsiti, who has been struggling with fitness, while their offensive hopes rest on the promising form of Rey Manaj and Jasir Asani. The availability of these players will be crucial in defining the strategies and outcomes of the first team vs second team match.

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