Croatia have reached five European Championships finals in six attempts since seceding from Yugoslavia in 1991, and have reached the quarter-finals in 1996 and again in 2008. While a similar finish is not out of the realms of possibility at Euro 2016, early odds of +2800 suggest winning the tournament is not going to happen. Croatia qualified for Euro 2016 from Group H where they had to contend with the likes of Italy (who finished top of the group), Norway, and Bulgaria, and they almost shot themselves in the foot after they had a point deducted when a swastika was to have been cut into playing surface.
Thankfully, for fans of Croatia, it was a deduction that was not costly as they finished with 20 points to Norway’s 19, and booked their place in France.
Croatia Next Game
Nobody will be pleased about playing Croatia in the next game, which poor souls have that fate? Let’s find out. Don't forget to reference the betting lines as well.
Croatia’s game schedule for the group stages of Euro 2016 see them kick off with Turkey in Paris on June 12, then head to Saint-Etienne on June 17 for an enticing tie against Croatia.
Spain await Croatia in Bordeaux on June 21, a game that will be an amazing spectacle should either side need a result to progress.
What Are The Current Croatia Standings
What are the current Croatia standings? Are they on course to progress to the next round? The table below reveals all.
Croatia Online Betting Tips
One thing that stands out about the Croatian team is they are very well organized and balanced throughout the team, having a mixture of tough tacklers, flair, and good forwards.
Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic may have only scored once in eight games during qualification, but with the right service he can be devastating.
Then you have the inspirational leader that is Darijo Srna, and the influential playmaking duo of Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric. While Croatia are highly unlikely to win Euro 2016, they could have a major say on who does.
We have already ascertained that winning Euro 2016 is out of Croatia’s reach, or should be, but winning their group certainly is not. Odds of +333 seem tempting when you consider their best players regularly feature against those of group favorites Spain.
Odds for Croatia to qualify are -250, but if you think they will fail to progress past the group stages then you are looking at a figure of around +162, but we fully expect Croatia to make it into the next round with the talent they have at their disposal.