The tournament’s defending Champions Portugal will be up against the World Cup finalist Croatia in the UEFA National League on Saturday at the Estádio Dragão in the first round of the series of matches to be played in the Group stage.
Portugal played Croatia in 2018, in what was a Friendly International match. After 90 minutes of play, the result was a 1-1 draw.
Reviewing the last decade, these sides have met a total of 3 times. Portugal has won in 1 of the match-ups when they’ve met. Croatia has won none of these clashes. There have been 2 draws.
In this head-to-head, there has been an average of 1.0 goals during regulation play. Portugal has scored an average of 0.67, Croatia has scored an average of 0.33 each time they’ve met.
Portugal has scored in their 9 consecutive games, the Selecao has scored 17 goals in their last five games, the team has a high record of goal rate so it would be a viable option on the BetPay platform, to bet on multi-goal for Portugal with the odds of 2.30 for to 2-3 goals for Fernando Santos’ men.
Portugal only suffered a defeat in their last 10 outing and mores they have won their last 4 home games, the team has kept 3 straight clean sheets as well.
Croatia is currently on a 6 unbeaten run, though not a high scoring team the Blazers scored just 10 goals in their last 10 matches, 9 of those goals were scored in their last 4 games, Croatia has suffered 2 defeats in the last 10 games, it would be a nice bet to bet on the get at least a goal, in this case, a multi-goal option would likely do the magic here, Zlatko Dalic’s men to score 1-3 goals with a BetPay odd of 1.55.
PREDICTION: Portugal 2-1 Croatia, to stake on the correct score option, Betpay offers an odds of 10.25 for a 2-1 win in favour of Portugal.