This group is the most balanced of the entire qualification stage, since we still have 4 National teams with hopes of qualifying.
Croatia is leading the group, tied with Iceland, but they have a more favourable goal record, with 11 goals scored and only 2 goals conceded so far.
Then we have Ukraine and Turkey, who will curiously face-off, so this could be a very important match day.
The Croatians arrive here after a loss and they will want to get back to normal, which is winning, even more because they have won 4 matches and drew another.
Croatia’s biggest win was at Kosovo, where they won 6-0. Kosovo is weak and they are a very fragile National team.
I just saw the highlights of that 6-0 match and you can clearly see their weaknesses on the defensive sector, with their goalkeeper included.
If Croatia are coming from a loss, Kosovo has gone through the same as well, having suffered another mauling, this time against Turkey 1-4.
They had 3 away matches, having tied in Finland, and lost 2-0 and 3-0 in Turkey and Ukraine specifically.
There is no important absence for the Croatians. Perisic Mandzukic, Modric and Rakitic will all play, so we should expect a really strong Croatia, against a very inexperienced teams like Kosovo.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the result repeated itself in this 2nd match between both teams, with Croatia battering them again.
Croatia vs Kosovo Betting Tip and Prediction:
There is a huge difference between these both teams and it will all depend on the will of the Croatians.
But since goals can be important to qualify, I believe in a 5-0 or 6-0
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