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Croatia v Italy Betting Tips, Odds & Match Preview - Euro 2024


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Croatia and Italy will round off their Euro 2024 Group B campaigns on Monday evening in Leipzig, and there is plenty up for grabs.

While Spain are already assured of a place in the Round of 16, and could qualify with nine points with victory over Albania, Italy and Croatia have work to do to join them.

We’ve looked at some of the best football betting offers, odds and markets from our range of football betting sites to provide you with Croatia v Italy betting tips.

Croatia v Italy Betting Tips

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Draw

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Andrej Kramaric to score in the first 10 mintues

Croatia v Italy

Croatia v Italy Odds

  • Croatia to win odds - 11/8
  • Draw odds - 21/10
  • Italy to win odds - 11/8

Odds courtesy of Betfred, correct at the time of publication

Croatia v Italy Match Preview

Italy were fortunate not to be beaten by a bigger margin against Spain, and they were run ragged at times by the youthful exuberance of Nico Williams.

Croatia, on the other hand, appears to be approaching the end of an era as they have many players in the autumn of their careers, and they will have rued not being able to see off Albania.

Let’s not forget that four of the best third-placed teams will reach the knockout stages, but neither Croatia nor Italy will want to leave things to chance.

As is customary, I will provide a full match preview and pick out a couple of Croatia v Italy betting tips for you to feast on.

Honours even in Leipzig

While Italy have the moniker of being reigning European champions, there were suggestions against Spain that they aren’t the force of old.

The Azzurri struggled to deal with the pace of Williams and his compatriot Lamine Yamal, and at times the contest appeared to be a mismatch.

Italy mustered four shots against La Roja, with just one of those on target, their fewest on record at a European Championship since 1980.

To add to their woes, it brought to an end Italy’s 10-game winning streak at the Euros, stretching back to 2016 when they lost 1-0 to the Republic of Ireland.

Meanwhile, things have fallen a bit flat for Croatia, and after being swatted aside by Spain in their opening group game, they couldn’t cling on during a chaotic but thoroughly entertaining clash with Albania.

Three years ago, they reached the semi-finals of the Euros, although they have lost just once of their nine previous encounters with Italy.

The draw has been the most common result, and if we are going to go on the assumption Spain will beat Albania, I think the points will be split in this game.

For my opening gambit, a draw between Croatia and Italy represents good value, with an 11/5 price supplied by William Hill.

Andrej Kramaric to get Croatia out of the gate quickly

As mentioned, the late sucker punch from Albania floored Croatia in midweek, but if they need a goal, Andrej Kramaric is usually on hand to provide it.

However, they can’t afford to retreat and try to protect a lead or else they will get picked off.

Kramaric brought up his 33rd birthday in style, although there were just 147 seconds between Kramaric equalising and Klaus Gjasula’s own goal.

While he hasn’t had many chances come his way across the opening two games, Kramaric could get Croatia off to a quick start.

To round off my Croatia Italy tips, I like the special available at William Hill for Kramaric to score within the first 10 minutes which is trading at a tempting 20/1.

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