Nations League 2022-23: France vs Croatia prediction and betting tips (June 13)
The 2018 World Cup champions are winless in the UEFA Nations League. Deschamps' team are aiming for the top spot in Group 1A. A win against Croatia would cut the gap between France and Denmark.
Kylian Mbappe has scored 8 goals in his last 5 appearances for France
Kylian Mbappe has scored 8 goals in his last 5 appearances for France

France and Croatia lock horns in the fourth round of games in the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League.

This match is scheduled to start at 6:45 p.m. on Monday,13 June 2022. The match venue is Stade De France, France.

Betting tips and match predictions for the France vs Croatia (June 13) game are analysed below in this article. Let's check out the latest betting odds, key statistics, team news and projected starting lineups.

France vs Croatia latest betting odds

France to win odds are priced at 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 fractional), the odds for a draw are valued at 4.20 (+320; 16/5), while Croatia to win odds are priced at 5.00 (+400; 4/1).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: France — 64%, Draw — 24%, Croatia — 12%.

Latest betting odds on France vs Croatia (13 June 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)
  • Asian handicap (-0.75) on France — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Asian handicap (+0.75) on Croatia — 2.15 (+115; 23/20)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.83 (-120; 5/6)

France vs Croatia match preview and statistics

France have had a bizarre start to their UEFA Nations League campaign. Les Bleus are yet to pick up a win after three games. They lost their group opener at home to Denmark by two goals to one. The Frenchmen would go on to draw the next two games. A 1-1 draw in the first leg against Croatia, and a repeat of the scoreline against the Das team.

They faced Austria in their last game. France conceded in the first half to make it three games without a clean sheet. Andreas Weimann was the scorer for the Austrians. Assisted by Konrad Laimer.

With seven minutes left on the clock, Kylian Mbappe came on to salvage a point for the World Champions. The PSG forward fired a great finish past Pentz from twelve yards. Assisted by Christopher Nkunku. France dominated the second half. They almost got a winner through Mbappe, but his strike was deflected onto the bar by Patrick Pentz. Both teams had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Team statistics: 67% possession, fifteen total shots, three big chances, seven shots on target, 581 accurate passes, 88% pass accuracy, six fouls committed, 10 corners and no yellow card.

France team news: All players are fit and available for this clash

Croatia's opening game of the UEFA Nations League ended in a 3-0 loss for the Croats. Zlatko Dalic's team showed signs of improvement in the next game. They picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at home with the French team. Andrej Kramaric and Adrien Rabiot were on the scoresheet for Croatia and France respectively.

The Vatrenis were underdogs to win against Denmark. Neither side could find a breakthrough in the first 45 minutes. Mario Pasalic broke the deadlock in the 69th minute. A close range shot from the attacking midfielder gave Croatia a 1-0 lead. They held on for their first win in the UEFA Nations League. The win against the Burschen takes them to third, level on points with Austria, and ahead of France with two points.

Team statistics: 51% possession, nine total shots, one big chance, two shots on target, 462 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 10 fouls committed, three corners and two yellow cards.

Croatia team news: Josko Gvardiol and Mateo Kovacic are injured and would miss this game.

France vs Croatia H2H

Croatia are winless in the last five games against France. 40% of those games ended in a draw. Les Bleus won 60% of the last five meetings. These two sides met very recently in the reverse fixture last week. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Andrej Kramaric cancelled out Adrien Rabiot's opener. The most memorable meeting between these two teams was in the 2018 World Cup final. France emerged victorious.

France vs Croatia key players and lineups

France projected starting lineup:

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Benjamin Pavard
  • Ibrahima Konate
  • Jules Kounde
  • Theo Hernandez
  • Aurelien Tchouameni
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Ngolo Kante
  • Christopher Nkunku
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Karim Benzema

Christopher Nkunku is a key player to watch out for in this fixture. The RB Leipzig forward has two assists in the last three games for France. He has created five chances in this tournament. Nkunku has 20 goals and 13 assists this season.

Croatia projected starting lineup:

  • Dominik Livakovic
  • Sime Vrsaljko
  • Domagoj Vida
  • Josip Sutalo
  • Josip Juranovic
  • Marcelo Brozovic
  • Mateo Kovacic
  • Luka Modric
  • Mario Pasalic
  • Andrej Kramaric
  • Nikola Vlasic

Andrej Kramaric is a key player to watch out for in this fixture. He is Croatia's top-rated player in this tournament. The Hoffenheim forward averages a goal every 79 minutes.

France vs Croatia betting tips and prediction

The French national team is currently bottom of Group 1A. They find themselves in the relegation zone after three rounds of games. Didier Deschamps would be worried about his team's defensive performances. The hosts haven't kept a clean sheet in their last three outings. Scoring and conceding in each of those games.

The Vatrenis have kept just one clean sheet in their last five games. In each of the last four meetings between France and Croatia, both teams have scored.

France have scored in the second half in all their Nations League games. 100% of Les Bleus' goals in this tournament came after the halftime break. In their last five home games, Les Bleus have scored in the second 45 minutes.

Kylian Mbappe has scored eight goals in his last five appearances for the national team. He is expected to start against Croatia. The PSG forward is fully fit and should grab a goal against the visitors.

Betting prediction: France to score - 2nd Half

Odds: 1.44 (-225 American; 4/9 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Kylian Mbappe to score anytime

Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 2.05 (+105 American; 21/20 Fractional)

Football UEFA Nations League . Group stage. Rounfd 4
France — Croatia
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Kylian Mbappe to score anytime
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