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Croatia vs Wales Predictions & Tips – Backing Croatia to dispatch Wales in the Euro qualifiers

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Last updated: 24 Mar 2023
Vedran Ostojic 24 Mar 2023
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  • Croatia vs Wales predictions for Saturday’s Euro qualifiers 
  • The fixture is taking place at Stadion Poljud (19:45 GMT)
  • This is the first match for Croatia after winning the bronze medal in Qatar
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Croatia are undefeated in 21 of their last 23 matches (Getty Images)

Croatia vs Wales Predictions


Croatia gained massive confidence from the World Cup where they won the bronze medal. Wales are in poor form after losing five of their last six duels and scoring only two goals.
  • Croatia vs Wales Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Croatia Form
  • Croatia Squad & Team News
  • Wales Form
  • Wales Squad & Team News

  • Croatia are undefeated in 21 of their last 23 matches
  • Croatia have won 3 of their 4 home matches against Wales
  • Wales have lost 5 of their last 6 matches

Head to Head


Croatia have a 4-0 advantage against Wales with 2 draws in 6 matches.

The most recent meeting took place in Cardiff in October 2019. The final result was 1-1.

Croatia Form


Croatia are one of the most successful teams in the world when it comes to big competitions in the last five years.

After causing a series of upsets and winning 2nd place in World Cup 2018, the Blazers have done something similar in Qatar. This time they went home with bronze medals.

Zlatko Dalic’s side is labelled as the top favorite to win Group D and advance to Euro 2024.

They were successful in the UEFA Nations League A last year as well, advancing to the final tournament after topping Group 1 ahead of Denmark, France, and Austria.

Croatia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković, Ivo Grbić, Nediljko Labrović
Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Borna Barišić, Josip Juranović, Joško Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanišić, Martin Erlić, Josip Šutalo
Midfielders: Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić, Lovro Majer, Luka Ivanušec
Forwards: Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Marko Livaja, Bruno Petković, Mislav Oršić, Petar Musa

Dejan Lovren, Šime Vrsaljko retired from the national team after the World Cup.

Luka Modric has 162 appearances so far and scored 23 goals.

Wales Form


Wales had a disappointing appearance in World Cup 2022, exiting the tournament after the group stages with only one point.

The Dragons were defeated by Iran (0-2) and England (0-3), while the only point came against the USA (1-1).

Their form was really poor even before the WC, earning just one victory in eight matches across competitions.

Wales Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Danny Ward, Adam Davies, Tom King
Defenders: Connor Roberts, Chris Mepham, Joe Rodon, Neco Williams, Tom Lockyer, Ben Cabango, Morgan Fox
Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey, Harry Wilson, Ethan Ampadu, Joe Morrell, Sorba Thomas, Wes Burns, Oli Cooper, Jordan James, Luke Harris
Forwards: Daniel James, Kieffer Moore, Brennan Johnson, Mark Harris, Tom Bradshaw, Nathan Broadhead, Liam Cullen

Ben Davis and Wayne Hennessey are injured.

Chris Gunter, Joe Allen, Gareth Bale and Jonny Williams retired from the national team after the World Cup 2022.

Verdict

Wales scored only two goals in their last five matches and lost four times. Croatia are consistent when it comes to home qualifying games. 

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