Croatia – Scotland | 22/06/2021 EURO

Two sides locked on a point apiece in Euro 2020 Group D prepare for battle at Hampden Park on Tuesday as Croatia face off against Scotland. The Chequered Ones were held to a 1-1 draw by the Czech Republic last time out, while Scotland’s goalless stalemate with England felt more like a win for the Tartan Army.

The mission is simple for both Croatia and Scotland who each have a point apiece. Claim all three points here and progression appears all but guaranteed, most likely via the ranking of third-placed teams. However, 2018 World Cup runners up Croatia have to try and gain their first-ever H2H win (D3, L2) in the heartland of Scottish football – Glasgow – after failing to score in the previous two competitive H2Hs held here (D1, L1).

Just two wins from their last 11 matches (D3, L6) shows this is a Croatia side that’s far removed from their impressive 2018 World Cup showing, yet they have Euro finals experience, and are enjoying their sixth appearance at the championships since independence. Their ‘matchday three’ record across those previous tournaments isn’t great though (W2, L3).

Scotland return to Hampden Park after an impressive goalless draw vs England, in a repeat of football’s first ever international. That was a 0-0 held in 1872 in Glasgow, and the Scots will now hope a return to the city can spur them on to improve their current 52.12% win rate at Hampden Park (W135, D63, L61), and progress past the first stage of a major tournament for the first time ever.

However, like their opponents, Scotland have struggled to win in recent months, and have won just two of their last nine matches (D4, L3). Gaining the upper hand quickly could be the key to victory as Scotland have never scored after going behind in a Euro finals game.

 

Date: 22/06/2021
Time: 22:00
Venue: Hampden Park (Glasgow)
Pick for this match:
“1” – @ 2.37 ( 1XBet )

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