Croatia and France square off in Round 2 of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League group stage matches.
The match is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Monday, 6 June 2022. The match venue is Stadion Poljud, Split, Croatia.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Croatia vs France (June 6) game are available in this article. Next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups.
Croatia vs France latest odds on betting sites
Croatia to win odds are priced at 3.50 (+250 American; 5/2 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.20 (+220; 11/5), while France to win odds are priced at 1.95 (-105; 20/21).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Croatia — 28%, draw — 31%, France — 41%.
Latest betting odds on Croatia vs France (6 June 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Asian handicap (+0.5) on Croatia — 1.89 (-112; 25/28)
- Asian handicap (-0.5) on France — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
Croatia vs France match preview and statistics
Croatia have three wins, a draw and a loss in their last five matches. They suffered a defeat in their Round 1 match against Austria.
Team statistics: 61% possession, 13 total shots, zero big chances, three shots on target, 596 accurate passes, 86% pass accuracy, 10 fouls committed, one offside, seven corners and one yellow card.
Marko Arnautovic opened the scoring with a shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Karim Onisiwo with a headed pass. Michael Oregoritsch made it 2-0 in the 54th minute with a shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Assisted by Maximilian Wober. Marcel Sabitzer scored the third goal in the 57th minute with a shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Wober.
Croatia team news: No player is injured or suspended for the game.
France lost 1-2 to Denmark in Round 1 of the group stage matches. The Blues were previously on a seven-game winning streak before the Danes ended it in the last match.
Karim Benzema gave France the lead in the 51st minute with a beautiful style. He played a clever one-two with Christopher Nkunku before dribbling a couple of players in the box and calmly sliding the ball past Schmeichel into the bottom corner.
Andreas Cornelius equalized in the 68th minute with an excellent finish. Hojberg Curled the ball through to pick him out in the box before Cornelius sidefooted it into the back of the net past Hugo Lloris.
Cornelius scored the second goal and bagged his brace in the 88th minute. Following a long ball from Joakim Maehle, he latched on to it and fired it with a powerful shot from a tight angle over the goalie to the roof of the net to win the game for the Danish Dynamite.
Team statistics: 60% possession, 19 total shots, three big chances, six shots on target, 620 accurate passes, 90% pass accuracy, eight fouls committed, three offsides and two corners.
France team news: No player is injured or suspended for this match.
Croatia vs France H2H
France have won the previous three matches against Croatia. The Blues won 2-1 in the last meeting.
Croatia vs France lineups and key players
Croatia projected starting lineup:
- Ivica Ivusic
- Duje Caleta-Car
- Domagoj Vida
- Josip Juranovic
- Borna Barisic
- Luka Modric
- Mateo Kovacic
- Mario Pasalic
- Nikola Vlasic
- Mislav Orsic
- Andrej Kramaric
Andrej Kramaric is the key player to watch out for. He is the best bet for Croatia to score goals in games. The striker has been scoring in the previous matches apart from the last match. Kramaric needs to pick up his scoring boots for this match. A goal or two is expected from him.
France projected starting lineup:
- Hugo Lloris
- Lucas Hernandez
- William Saliba
- Jules Kounde
- Theo Hernandez
- N’Golo Kante
- Aurelien Tchouameni
- Kingsley Coman
- Antoine Griezmann
- Christopher Nkunku
- Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is the key player to watch out for. He scored a sublime goal in their last match against Denmark. Benzema has scored 50 goals for club and country this season. The attacker has marked the tournament with a goal and should be able to score in this game.
Croatia vs France predictions and betting tips
Both teams are the last two in the group table with zero points, Croatia has a -3 GD while France has -1. Before their respective Round 1 matches, both teams were in very good form. Vatreni were unbeaten in nine matches, while Les Bleus were on a seven-game winning streak.
What is expected is for both teams to try to turn things around in this game. France have had the upper hand against Croatia in the previous meetings, with three wins in three h2h games. Predictions for this match are France to win, over 2.5 goals, and both teams to score.
Didier Deschamps has a very good squad that can win. There might be minor setbacks like the last match but overall they have a strong lineup. Each of the previous three h2h meetings has totalled over 2.5 goals. Both of them have scored against each other and I don't expect this meeting to be different.
Betting prediction: France to win
Odds: 1.95 (-105 American; 20/21 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.10 (+110 American; 11/10 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)