Euro 2012 Spain vs Croatia Match Betting Tips/Odds

Graeme
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Posted: June 17, 2012


I’m sure a lot of people are surprised going into this game that the outcome of Spains group chances are still in doubt. Many people, at least looking at the sportsbook bets that were taken, believed it was a sure thing that Spain could qualify from Group C.

Yet a bad 90 minutes against Croatia is all it would take to see Spain eliminated.

Spain take on Croatia, and this is your article for Spain vs Croatia Betting Tips. In the other Group C game, Italy take on Republic of Ireland which is practically a foregone conclusion. Spain need to either draw or win to ensure qualification from Group C.

Let’s check the latest betting odds :

Spain: 4/5
Croatia: 15/2
Draw: 13/8

Surprisingly, the bookies don’t seem to be giving Croatia much respect, even though Croatia have matched Spain in terms of results against the other two teams in the group, Italy and Ireland. With only a goal separating them, this one isn’t as clear cut as one would think.

I do believe Spain will win this one, but I can’t help but scratch my head at the odds. We’re getting 15/2 on Croatia and they ARE a quality team. Jelavic is a world-class finisher, and there really isn’t that much separating the teams if we look at the group results alone.

Don’t get me wrong – I can see Spain going through. But upsets happen all the time – just ask Dick Advocaat! Football is a funny old game and Croatia are no pushovers. Over the course of 90 minutes, in a must-win game for the Croats, I can see Croatia winning enough times to make the bet of Croatia 15/2 a value.

I also recommend betting Croatia to win

Sometimes, you place a bet knowing that there’s a good chance it won’t come in. However, you know that the odds are in your favour. This is one of those times.

Bet Croatia to beat Spain, and then hope for the best knowing full well we might not get that money back.

But we’ll get it back enough in the long-term to make it a profitable betting tip.

Under 2.5 goals is another pretty bet. The bookies seem to really like the 1-1 scoreline which is priced as low as 5/1 – however Under 2.5 goals is currently 11/10 which is HUGE, and some really nice value. Go with that one as well.

I’m looking for more Spain vs Croatia betting tips but at this time I’m just not seeing them. I will update this article closer to kick-off with any additional Croatia vs Spain Betting Picks if I have them.

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