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France vs Croatia Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Les Bleus backed to beat Croatia in the UEFA Nations League

  • France host Croatia in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday
  • Match kicks off at Stade de France in Paris at 7:45pm BST
  • France have won 3 of their last 4 Nations League matches
  • France beat Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final
  • Croatia have lost their last 3 away matches in the Nations League, conceding 12 goals
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France beat Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final (Getty Images)

France host Croatia in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday. Les Bleus beat Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final and another victory is expected in Paris.

France Form


France qualified for the European Championship after finishing top of Group H. Didier Deschamps’ side finished two points above Turkey after winning six of their final seven matches.

Les Bleus started the new Nations League season with a 1-0 win in Sweden. Kylian Mbappé scored the winner in the 41st minute with Antoine Griezmann missing a late penalty.

France Team News


Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda pulled out of the squad after testing positive for COVID-19 alongside midfielders Houssem Aouar and Paul Pogba 

Right back Benjamin Pavard and central defenders Samuel Umtiti and Aymeric Laporte miss out alongside midfielders Thomas Lemar, Corentin Tolisso and winger Kingsley Coman.

Deschamps played a back three against Sweden with Lucas Digne and Léo Dubois wing-backs. That could continue against Croatia.

France Squad


Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Captain), Steve Mandanda, Mike Maignan
Defenders: Léo Dubois, Presnel Kimpembe, Raphaël Varane, Clément Lenglet, Lucas Digne, Ferland Mendy, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez
Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga, N'Golo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot, Steven Nzonzi, Moussa Sissoko
Forwards: Antoine Griezmann, Jonathan Ikoné, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappé, Anthony Martial, Nabil Fekir, Wissam Ben Yedder

Croatia Form


Croatia qualified for the European Championship after finishing top of Group E. Zlatko Dalic’s side finished three points above Wales and four points above Slovakia.

The Blazers lost 4-1 in Portugal to get their Nations League campaign underway. They were second best throughout, ending with 43% possession 5-27 shots, Bruno Petkovic’s goal too little too late.

Croatia Team News


Midfielders Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić withdrew from the squad which denies Croatia 233 international caps. Central midfield responsibility falls to Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović and Mario Pašalić. 

Attacking midfielder Nikola Vlašić was poor against Portugal, he and Josip Brekalo could be replaced by Ivan Perisic and Bruno Petkovic.

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: Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović, Milan Badelj, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić
Forwards: Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Ante Rebić, Josip Brekalo, Bruno Petković, Ante Budimir, Antonio Čolak

France vs Croatia Head to Head


France have a 4-0 advantage against Croatia with two draws in six matches. The last clash was in the 2018 World Cup final in Russia, France winning 4-2 in Moscow.

A Mario Mandzukic own-goal gave France the lead before an Ivan Perisic equaliser. Goals to Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé made it 4-1 before Mandzukic pulled one back in the 59th minute.

France vs Croatia Odds


France are 1.75 favourites at bet365 with Croatia available at 7.00 at betfair. A draw can be backed at 3.60 with Unibet.

France vs Croatia Match Up


France have players missing but still have a very strong squad. Presnel Kimpembe, Raphaël Varane and Dayot Upamecano are a strong back three with Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé a devastating attack.

Croatia are missing 233 international caps of experience with midfielders Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić unavailable. They struggled against Portugal and Zlatko Dalic might be tempted to play another central midfielder in Paris.

France vs Croatia Stats


  • France have won 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA European Championship qualifiers).
  • France have won 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • France are undefeated in 24 of their last 26 competitive matches.
  • Croatia have lost their last 3 away matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • Croatia have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • Croatia have conceded 12 goals in their last 3 away matches (UEFA Nations League).
  • Croatia are missing midfielders Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić.

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Where is France vs Croatia being played?

France vs Croatia is being played at Stade de France in Paris, France.

When is France vs Croatia being played?

France vs Croatia is being played at 19:45 BST on Tuesday 8 September 2020.

What competition are France vs Croatia playing in?

France vs Croatia are playing in UEFA Nations League.

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Verdict

France are the World Cup champions and beat Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final. With Croatia missing influential midfielders Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić, France are tipped to win in Paris.

Best Bet: France Win Full Time Result @-133.33 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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