Croatia faces Slovakia
In another game from Group E of the European qualifiers, Croatia faces Slovakia at the HNK Rijeka. During our free football betting tips for the weekend we will have a look at this fixture, which could allow the World Cup finalists to win the group and finish first.
Just one round before the end of the campaign, Croatia are having two points advantage in front of the second Hungary. Even a draw in Rijeka against Slovakia would allow the Vatreni to keep the top place in the group, just as we all expected to.
In 7 games played so far, Croatia are having a record of four wins, two draws and one defeat. They had some difficulties in the group, but the most important thing is that now they are just one point away from winning it.
In their previous game in this group Croatia won an important strategic point during the visit to Wales in Cardiff. Real Madrid’s superstar Gareth Bale scored for the Dragons in Dominik Livakovic’ net, but before this CSKA Moscow’s Nikola Vlasic have opened the score for the Vatreni.
Theoretically speaking, Slovakia still have a chance to beat Hungary for the second place in this group. At this moment the Falcons are third with 10 points, but just two points behind the Hungarian team. And what’s more important – with a game in hand. If Slovakia managed to achieve a positive result in Rijeka, they could hope for something better in the group.
In their previous fixture in Group E Slovakia hosted Wales, but failed to win. Juraj Kucka’s goal against the Dragons was not enough, because Kieffer Moore have opened the score for Wales before this.
That’s our free football betting tips for the weekend for the European qualifier between Croatia and Slovakia in Rijeka. This game has importance for both teams, so we expect to see some fight here. It’s going to be interesting.