World Cup 2018 Qualification Group I analysis: Croatia - Finland predictions, betting tips and preview 06 Oct 2017
World Cup 2018 qualification 06 Oct 2017 at Stadion HNK, Rijeka
Croatia - Finland predictions for Thursday’s World Cup 2018 Qualification match at Stadion HNK, Rijeka. Croatia will win with a small goal margin. Read on for live streaming info and our free predictions. Do you want to watch live streaming of Croatia - Finland and bet live? Go to bet365 Live Streaming and place winning bets!
Croatia - Finland betting preview and advices
Probably the most confusing group, where four teams compete for 1-2 place and in fact each of them can guarantee at least the second place by winning the last two matches. Much still to be decided in the match Turkey vs Iceland. Given that Icelanders will play at home against the main outsider Kosovo in the last round, any positive result in Turkey actually guarantees them the first or second place. Turks need to win, even a draw leaves them behind the battle for 1-2 places. Both teams play much better at home, so the Turks will have an advantage and their squad is probably better.
Croats have good chances to grab the first place. They just need to beat the Finns, and a draw with Ukraine could be most likely enough for them. Although judging by their last results, the Croats obviously have some problems – Croatia have lost 0-1 both games with Turkey and Iceland, they were able to beat poor Kosovo only with a score of 1-0 at home. Actually, Croats could score more than one goal per game only in two of eight matches! They will be without some important players, such as Lovren, Corluka, Jedvaj, Kovacic, Kalinich, Piazza and Badel. Yes, this team has many good players, but certain problems may still arise. The Finns had an awful start in the qualification round, but they looked confidently in the last games – they played as an equal with Ukraine, then beaten Iceland and Kosovo. Iceland have conceded on the road more than 2 goals only once, so it will be not a cakewalk for Croatia.