Croatia – Scotland
Croatia will face Scotland at the Hampden Park in a game which both teams need to win to eventually reach the 1/8-finals. That’s why we expect some solid football in Glasgow on Tuesday.
Both Croatia and Scotland are at the last two places in Group D with just a single point won so far. And if it’s not that surprising what Scotland are doing, we really expected much more from Croatia – the same team which reached the World Cup final just three years ago.
The Blazers won their only point so far with a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic few days ago. Ivan Perisic scored Croatia’s only goal at the Euro 2020 so far, but before this Patrick Schick have scored for the Czech team. The Blazers needed to win, but even the inclusion of players like Petkovic, Vlasic and Brozovic from the bench didn’t help. The truth is that’s some unconvincing performance from Zlatko Dalic’ team since the beginning of the tournament. And a huge sign that this Croatian team is declining compared to 2018.
Scotland also won their only point so far in the previous round against England. The Tartan Army were underdogs against the Three Lions at the Wembley, but showed some big heart and got a point with a 0-0 draw. Scotland are always playing with enormous spirit against England, and this time it was no different.
Now the Scottish team is aware that they need a different type of result, though. The draw is not working for them against Croatia. Can they show enough attacking threat in attack to get the win?
That’s our preview for the Euro 2020 game from Group D between Croatia and Scotland at the Hampden Park. The Tartan Army has the advantage to play at home here, but Croatia remains a formidable opponent despite their flaws at the moment.