Today's Top Two Tips for Croatia vs Denmark
Just 2pts separate these sides in their Nations League group and the pair currently occupy the qualification places with just two games left to play. Hosts Croatia will be confident about their chances of securing all 3pts and moving above Denmark on Thursday after they claimed a 1-0 win in the pair's reverse group fixture.
Our expert under 2.5 soccer tip We're backing Thursday's clash to end in a draw as both teams have played to a very similar level in this tournament so far and we expect them to cancel one another out in Croatia. The hosts have only managed to win one of their last four home games in all competitions, two of which ended in 1-1 draws. Denmark have only lost one of their last five matches in all competitions, including their last two away trips against France and Austria.
Under 2.5 Goals
Four of the last six encounters between Croatia and Denmark have produced under 2.5 goals, including Croatia's 1-0 win over Denmark back in June. We're expecting another tight, tense and low-scoring affair on Thursday because four of Croatia's last six outings in all competitions have witnessed fewer than three goals scored, while Denmark's last two outings also featured under 2.5 goals.
Croatia vs Denmark: Everything you need to know
Croatia will move top of the group with a win
europa league predictions Croatia claimed a 1-0 win over France in their last Nations League match taking them onto 7pts from their opening four matches. Having already beaten Denmark in their own backyard, Croatia should be full of confidence heading into Thursday's clash knowing they will have the majority of the support but the home side have performed better on the road so far, winning 1-0 in both France and Denmark.
Croatia Squad: Dominik Livaković, Lovre Kalinić, Ivica Ivušić, Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Borna Barišić, Josip Juranović, Joško Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanišić, Martin Erlić, Josip Šutalo, Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić, Lovro Majer, Luka Sučić, Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Bruno Petković, Mislav Oršić, Ante Budimir & Marko Livaja.
Denmark recovered from that narrow defeat against Croatia by beating Austria 2-0 days later. The visitors have won three of their four group games and look odds on to qualify for the knockout stage, and would probably settle for a draw on Thursday to help get them there. France sit bottom of the group without a win to their name and have to take maximum points from their final two fixtures to stand any chance of finishing in the top two.
Series Soccer Tips Denmark Squad: Kasper Schmeichel, Frederik Rønnow, Oliver Christensen, Simon Kjær, Andreas Christensen, Jens Stryger Larsen, Joakim Mæhle, Joachim Andersen, Rasmus Kristensen, Victor Nelsson, Alexander Bah, Christian Eriksen, Thomas Delaney, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Daniel Wass, Mathias Jensen, Philip Billing, Casper Nielsen, Martin Braithwaite, Kasper Dolberg, Andreas Skov Olsen, Mikkel Damsgaard, Jesper Lindstrøm, Anders Dreyer & Rasmus Højlund.
FAQ for Croatia vs Denmark
Who are the favourites to win? – Croatia are the slight favourites with the bookmakers.
What was the score when these two teams last met? – Denmark 0-1 Croatia.
What time is kick-off? – 19:45 BST, 20:45 CET.