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Croatia U21 vs England U21 Predictions & Tips - Croatia to end England’s U21 Euro campaign

  • Croatia U21 vs England U21 predictions for Wednesday’s UEFA U21 Euro match
  • The Group D clash is being played at 5pm BST at Bonifika Stadium
  • Croatia U21 have won 7 of their last 8 matches
  • There is value backing Croatia against the Young Lions
  • Preview, predictions, stats, squads & team news
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Croatia beat Switzerland 3-2 in Koper (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 30 Mar 2021
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Croatia U21 vs England U21 Predictions


England have failed to fire in Slovenia and are still favourites here. The value is with Croatia.

  • Croatia U21 are undefeated in 7 of their last 8 matches (UEFA U21 European Championship).
  • Croatia U21 have won 4 of their last 6 matches (UEFA U21 European Championship).
  • Croatia U21 have kept 5 clean sheets in their last 8 matches (UEFA U21 European Championship).
  • England U21 have lost to nil in their last 2 matches (UEFA U21 European Championship).
  • England U21 had 1 shot on target in their last 2 matches (UEFA U21 European Championship).

Head to Head


England U21 have a 2-0 advantage against Croatia U21 with 1 draw in 3 matches.

They last met in the 2019 European U21 Championship which ended in a 3-3 draw.

Croatia U21 Form


Croatia snuck into the group stage as the fourth best second placed team. They won six matches with two draws and two defeats.

Igor Biscan’s side lost 1-0 in their opening group stage match against Portugal. They were on the back foot for much of the match but still managed four shots on target.

Croatia’s last match was a 3-2 win against Switzerland. They went 3-0 up through goals to Luka Ivanusec, Nikola Moro and Dario Vizinger and held on after conceding two late goals.

Croatia U21 Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Adrian Šemper, Dominik Kotarski, Ivan Nevistić
Defenders: Domagoj Bradarić, Marin Šverko, Martin Erlić, David Čolina, Krešimir Krizmanić, Mario Vušković
Midfielders: Luka Ivanušec, Nikola Moro, Lovro Majer, Kristijan Bistrović, Darko Nejašmić, Mihael Žaper, Bartol Franjić, Hrvoje Babec
Forwards: Sandro Kulenović, Petar Musa, Dario Špikić, Dario Vizinger, Marko Divković, Matej Vuk

Centre backs Martin Erlic and Bartol Franjic picked up injured against Switzerland alongside midfielder Nikola Moro.

Luka Ivanušec was top scorer in qualification with seven goals.

England U21 Form


England U21 cruised through qualifying, winning nine matches with one draw. The Young Lions’ only blip was a 3-3 draw in Andorra where they conceded in added time.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side started the group stage with a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Switzerland. They managed just one shot on target.

England lost 2-0 against Portugal on Sunday. They couldn’t manage a shot on target with confidence severely lacking.

England U21 Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Josef Bursik, Josh Griffiths, Aaron Ramsdale
Defenders: Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey, Marc Guehi, Lloyd Kelly, Ryan Sessegnon, Steven Sessegnon, Japhet Tanganga, Ben Wilmot
Midfielders: Tom Davies, Eberechi Eze, Conor Gallagher, Curtis Jones, Dwight McNeil, Oliver Skipp
Forwards: Rhian Brewster, Mason Greenwood, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Noni Madueke, Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe

Callum Hudson-Odoi wasn’t in the squad against Portugal. 

Eberechi Eze came off the bench against against Portugal and should start here.

Eddie Nketiah scored 13 goals in the qualification campaign.

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Verdict

England have registered one shot on target in two matches. They remain favourites here which doesn’t make sense, I am backing Croatia.

Best Bet: Croatia Double Chance @-136.99 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Croatia Win Full Time Result @260.00 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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