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Unibet Predictions: Croatia – Italy Predictions and Tips For Today

Croatia - Italy PredictionsFree Daily Soccer Unibet Predictions for Today, June 24, 2024.
Kick-off: 20:00 (GMT+1)
EVENT: Croatia – Italy
TIPS: Under 3.5 Goals | Odds: 1.38@Unibet | Result: PENDING

Croatia – Italy Predictions and Preview

  • In Group B, Croatia drew 2-2 against Albania in the second matchday, which helped them avoid consecutive defeats at major tournaments since Euro ’96. However, this result did not provide much comfort for a team that had finished in the top three of the last two FIFA World Cups.
  • After losing 3-0 to Spain, the Croatian team drew the match against Albania thanks to a last-minute goal. Now, they need a win in the last group game against the defending champions, Italy, to progress out of the group for the third consecutive European tournament.
  • Poor goal difference may hinder Zlatko Dalić’s team if they end up fighting for one of the four best third-placed teams. Their chances are further complicated by the fact that Croatia has not kept a clean sheet in nine consecutive Euro matches, conceding ten goals across the last three.
  • Italy faced a 1-0 defeat to Spain due to an own goal from Riccardo Calafiori. They were lucky not to lose by a bigger margin, with their goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma showing excellent form. Thanks to Donnarumma and a 2-1 win over Albania in the first matchday, the defending champions are still in line to progress if they avoid defeat here.
  • A repeat of the result would be enough for Italy to secure their fifth consecutive knockout appearance in the Euros. However, coach Luciano Spalletti will not be disheartened. His team has failed to keep a clean sheet in six straight Euro finals games since the third matchday of the last edition. This puts pressure on their front line to deliver a win.
  • Players to watch: Ivan Perišić is one goal away from becoming Croatia’s solo second-highest scorer. He scored in their third-match win in the last edition of the tournament. Nicolò Barella, who scored the winning goal against Albania, will aim to spoil Perišić’s plans. Barella has a tradition of seeing Italy win whenever he scores a goal (W10).
  • Hot stat: Croatia has conceded at least one first-half goal in their last five Euro finals matches. Four of Italy’s last six Euro finals goals have come before half-time.