Croatia vs Senegal – International Friendly: This Friday afternoon in
Osijek, Croatia hosts Senegal on a preparation match for the World Cup.
Croatia managed to qualify for the World Cup by finishing in 2nd place of Group I of the European qualifiers with 20 points, thanks to a record of 6 victories, 2 draws and 2 losses.
That position forced the Croatian side to play in the play-off where they’ve faced and have eliminated Greece.
When it comes to goals, they counted with 15 goals scored and 4 goals conceded, presenting an average of 1.9 goals per match.
Their performance at home was positive, with the team getting 3 victories and 2 draws on the 5 rounds they’ve played in front of their own fans.
Once they had the qualification ensured, the Croatians played 3 friendlies, recording 2 losses against Peru and Brazil and 1 victory against Mexico.
Senegal ensured their ticket to the 2018 World Cup since they finished in 1st place of Group D of the African qualifiers with 14 points conquered, thanks to a record of 4 victories and 2 draws.
On the goals’ chapter, they counted with 10 goals scored and 3 goals conceded, presenting an average of 2.2 goals per match.
Their record away from home was as productive as their record at home, with the team getting the same amount of points playing on both conditions.
Already with their ticket secured, the African team played 3 friendlies, recording 3 draws against Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Luxembourg.
Croatia vs Senegal – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The Croatian side has all the conditions to beat Senegal, since they are on a superior level in terms of quality.
Whoever saw Croatia’s match against Brazil knows about the difficulties that Modric & co. caused to the Brazilians, especially in the 1st half.
The fact they play at home is another aspect favouring the Croatians, since they have 13 victories and 3 draws on the last 16 matches they’ve played in front of their home crowd.
Senegal is a team that can be dangerous in case Croatia gives space for the Africans to apply their quick attacks, although I believe they will be unable to counter the clear superiority of this Croatia.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP