Wales will play their Group D rivals Croatia at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday, knowing that their chances of earning automatic qualification for Euro 2024 are very slim. Even though the Welsh need to win all three of their remaining games to have a realistic chance of finishing in the top two, their Croatian opponents are still the favorites to go directly to Germany, even after their uncommon midweek loss.
Wales vs Croatia
In a friendly match held on Wednesday in Wrexham, Wales defeated Gibraltar 4-0 to get ready for this important qualifying match. The Dragons will be optimistic about winning in Cardiff after their largest win in the previous two years. With three games remaining, Robert Page’s team has accumulated seven points and is solidly in the running for qualifying.
But in order to significantly increase their prospects of playing in Germany the following year, they will need to win here. Wales’ next three games are against teams that are in the qualification picture. They have a difficult run ahead of them. They have a small advantage because they will play two of those games in front of home fans.
Turkey stunned Croatia at home in the middle of the week, losing 1-0. With the victory, Turkey now leads by three points, and Zlatko Dalic’s team will look for a quick reply. In addition to being their first defeat in the group, it marked the end of their 10-game winning streak in Euro qualification. After winning three and drawing one of their five games, Croatia has accumulated 10 points.
They have won two of their matches away from home, and they have a winning record versus Wales. In their seven meetings with Wales, the Blazers have won four of them, with one of those triumphs occurring on the road. Played in Split on matchday one, the rematch finished in a 1-1 draw.
Although Croatia won two matches last month in response to their loss in the Nations League final, their problems still persist. These matches were against Latvia and Armenia. The visitors lost 1-0 to Turkey in the middle of the week, missing an opportunity to advance significantly to the Euros, and lost their last meeting with the team earlier in the year.
Following a shaky double-header in June that jeopardized their hopes of qualifying, Wales returned from Croatia with a 1-1 draw and were unbeaten in three prior to this match. The hosts can defeat a team that has only won three of their past seven games in 2023, despite having drawn their previous two matches with Croatia.
Croatia has continuously recorded games with fewer than 2.5 goals scored since the start. This season, they have played in three low-scoring qualifiers out of four. The low-scoring performances are mostly the result of their solid defensive line.
Wales’s offensive line has been mediocre so far this season. In light of the fact that Croatia has only conceded one goal so far this season, we anticipate a low-scoring, one-sided match on Sunday.
Tip: Wales to Win or Draw / Under 2.5 Goals
Wales to win or Draw – ✅
Under 2.5 Goals – ❌
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