Greece vs Croatia – 2018 World Cup Qualification : Don’t let yourself get fooled by the comfortable Croatia’s win over Greece on the 1st leg match…
The 4-1 result sounds like justice, due to the quality recognized to the national team with Modric and Rakitic as their cornerstones, against a Greek team who isn’t as strong as they used to be.
But, by watching the match, it was also clear that the Greeks had some ease reaching the opposing box, only failing on the decisive moments where they had to score.
Still, on the final minutes of the match, they had more than one chance to reduce their disadvantage on the score line.
Another aspect to consider is the emotional consistency of both teams. Although Croatia can disguise that weakness better,
even more because they have a set of players with greater rotation in terms of international competitions, that’s something that Greece can explore.
Playing at home, the Greeks have advantage on that aspect, being able, with an early goal, to bring some disorganization to the opposing team.
Still, in terms of this tie, it seems unlikely that Croatia will let their chance of attending the World Cup slip like this.
At the same time that it seems acceptable to expect a very attacking Greek team here,
even being able to score early and gaining hopes of a comeback, there is also enough talent on the Croatian side to score in this encounter.
This should be a very emotional match, like we saw on the 1st leg, but also some lack of control, since this is an elimination round, which means it should have an impact on these teams’ actions.
Also due to their current managers, as well as the contexts they are inserted on, because they seem not to be able to control the events inside the pitch very effectively.
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Also because of that, this should be an interesting match in terms of the final result, with the score line maybe being heavily amended throughout the 90 minutes.
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