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Croatia vs France Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Les Bleus backed to beat Croatia in Zagreb

  • Croatia host France in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday
  • Match kicks off at in Zagreb at 7:45pm BST
  • Croatia have lost 3 of their last 4 Nations League matches
  • France have won 4-2 in their last 2 matches against Croatia
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Croatia host France in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday (Getty Images)

Croatia host France in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday. Can Les Bleus get back to winning ways at and maintain their positive form?

Croatia Form

Croatia got their Nations League campaign underway with a 4-1 loss in Portugal. They were second best throughout with 43% possession 5-27 shots.

Zlatko Dalic’s side then lost 4-2 in France despite Dejan Lovren’s early opener and Josip Brekalo’s second half equaliser. 

Croatia beat Switzerland 2-1 in a friendly with goals to Brekalo and Mario Pasalic.

Croatia’s last match was a 2-1 win against Sweden in the Nations League. Nikola Vlasic made it 1-0 with Andrej Kramaric coming off the bench to score an 84th minute winner.

Croatia Team News

Midfielder Ivan Rakitić withdrew from the squad and Marcelo Brozovic is suspended. Luka Modrić was back to start against Sweden. 

Domagoj Vida is a chance to replace Duje Caleta-Car in central defence. Right-back Tin Jedvaj and left-back Borna Barisic could start against France.

Andrej Kramaric is also a chance to start after scoring the winning goal against Sweden. Ante Rebic is injured.

Croatia Squad

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković, Simon Sluga, Ivo Grbić

Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Šime Vrsaljko, Tin Jedvaj, Borna Barišić, Duje Ćaleta-Car, Mile Škorić, Dario Melnjak, Filip Uremović

Midfielders: Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović, Milan Badelj, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić

Forwards: Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Josip Brekalo, Bruno Petković, Ante Budimir, Antonio Čolak

France Form

France started the UEFA Nations League with a 1-0 win in Sweden. Les Bleus beat Croatia 4-2 with goals to Antoine Griezmann, Dayot Upamecano and Olivier Giroud.  

Didier Deschamps’ side crushed Ukraine 7-1 in a friendly with Eduardo Camavinga, Olivier Giroud (2), Corentin Tolisso, Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann on target.

France got back to Nations League action with a 0-0 draw against Portugal in Paris. 

France Team News

Centre-back Dayot Upamecano is injured. Left-back Léo Dubois is doubtful so Lucas Digne should start.

Clement Lenglet is in line to start alongside midfielders Eduardo Camavinga and Moussa Sissoko.

France Squad

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Captain), Steve Mandanda, Mike Maignan

Defenders: Raphaël Varane, Lucas Digne, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Clément Lenglet, Kurt Zouma, Ferland Mendy

Midfielders: Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kanté, Corentin Tolisso, Steven Nzonzi, Adrien Rabiot, Eduardo Camavinga, Houssem Aouar

Forwards: Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé, Kingsley Coman, Anthony Martial, Wissam Ben Yedder

Croatia vs France Head to Head

France have a 5-0 advantage against Croatia with two draws in seven matches. France have won 4-2 in the last two matches, the 2018 World Cup final in Russia and a UEFA Nations League match in September 2020.

Croatia vs France Odds

France are 2.08 favourites at Unibet with Croatia available at 3.80 at betfair. A draw can be backed at 3.40.

Croatia vs France Stats

  • Croatia have lost 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • Croatia have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • France have won 4-2 in their last 2 matches against Croatia (all competitions).
  • France have won 9 of their last 11 matches (all competitions).
  • France have won to nil in their last 4 away matches (all competitions).

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Where is Croatia vs France being played?

Croatia vs France is being played at Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, Croatia.

When is Croatia vs France being played?

Croatia vs France is being played at 19:45 BST on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

What competition are Croatia vs France playing in?

Croatia vs France are playing in UEFA Nations League.



France have a very strong squad with Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kanté in midfield alongside Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann. Croatia will put up a fight but France can edge it.

Best Bet: France Win Full Time Result @+108 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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