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Croatia v Czech Republic – Stats and Preview 18-6-21 Can Croatia bounce back after opening defeat?

Match: Croatia v Czech Republic

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 18/6/21

Kick-off time: 5pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 3 matches – 

17/06/16 Czech Republic 2 – 2 Croatia

09/02/11 Croatia 4 – 2 Czech Republic

11/12/96 Croatia 1 – 1 Czech Republic

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 90%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 50%
Over 3.5 goals 0%
BTTS - Yes 0%

Croatia team goals

Over 0.5 goals 0%
Over 1.5 goals 0%
Over 2.5 goals 0%

Czech Republic team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 0%

Corner betting stats

Croatia corner stats

Average corners for: 1

Average corners against: 1

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 0%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Czech Republic corner stats

Average corners for: 6

Average corners against: 6

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 0%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Card betting stats

Croatia Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1

Yellows against: 1

Top cards:

D Caleta-Car – 1

Czech Republic Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 0

Yellows against: 0

Top cards:

N/A

Injuries

Croatia injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Czech Republic injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Croatia v Czech Republic Match Preview & Trends

Both side with a lot to play for at Hampden Park

After their resounding 2-0 win over Scotland, The Czech Republic could end Croatia’s tournament with the Croat’s loss to England in their first game. Patrik Schick is currently the joint top scorer in the tournament after his brace at Hampden Park. If he finds the net again, keeping company with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo may continue for the big Czech striker. Despite having nearly half the possession (48%) against the Three Lions, Croatia never looked a threat and will need to improve on their cross completion rate of 23% and look to make ore of the passing accuracy they have in their usually dominant midfield area (87%).

Croatia are a possession-based side who averaged over 61% in the qualifying campaign. This is no surprise with the world-class midfielders they possess in Captain Modric and Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic. In qualification, they were uncharacteristically shot-shy and managed to achieve just a 33% on target average which will need to improve if they are to progress.

The Czech’s are aiming to build on their rich history in the European Championships with another successful tournament. The 1976 winners and 1996 runners-up have also finished 3rd on two separate occasions and made the semi-finals again in 2004. Having qualified through England’s group, they are paired with the Three Lions again in Group D and will be keen to avenge the two qualification defeats they suffered at the hands of Southgate’s side. After defeating the Tartan Army at Hampden Park, this fixture is huge before a trip to Wembley which is a daunting task for the Czech’s who did not prove prolific in qualifying.

Key trends

Czech Republic has never beaten Croatia

Croatia have never got past a European Championship quarter-finals

75% of matches between these two nations has ended in a draw

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

Average yellow cards: X

Average red cards: X

Average booking points: X