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We’ve got an interesting game with Italy vs Croatia. Italy put in a solid performance against Spain in getting a 1-1 draw, while Croatia looked good with a 3-1 victory over Ireland.
Both teams looked good, and the Italy vs Croatia betting odds reflect that;
As you can see, it’s quite tight. I think a big factor for Italy is the strikers – if Balloteli plays then I have a lot less faith in the Italians. Croatia meanwhile have Jelavic who is a fantastic striker, and other great goalscorers.
At those odds, I really don’t think there is much value in Italy winning. I also don’t love the Croatia odds – I was hoping they would be quite a bit higher.
Italy will be more relaxed, having drawn Spain. Croatia will be the team that want this game just that bit more.
Honestly, I think these teams cancel each other out enough that the draw is the best bet. I’ll just be betting small on that one though.
Archived post written before Euro 2012 Below.
On June 14th, Italy take on Croatia in Group C of Euro 2012, and this article will list Italy vs Croatia Betting Tips.
Please note that I am writing this section of the article prior to Italy vs Spain and Ireland vs Croatia. A lot could change during that period of time in terms of betting predictions, however I will be writing a full update as soon as those games have taken place.
Lets take a look at the Italy vs Croatia Match Betting Odds:
Italy vs Croatia Live Betting Odds:
I must admit, I’m a bit surprised at the Italian odds. I really thought they would be more heavily favoured, and I see great value here. If Italy put in a good workout against Spain, then their odds will reduce. And I really think they will.
I really see great value – bet Italy to beat Croatia. The worst-case scenario is Croatia win their first game against Ireland and Italy lose – but even then, the odds shouldn’t really shoot up against Italy. More likely, Italy will see their odds decrease which means betting now is most important – you will get the most value that way.
So that’s my pick prior to the opening games – bet Italy to defeat Croatia.
I also see this being a close affair, so Draw-Italy at 4/1 at is great value too. I’d stay away from Under 2.5 goals – 13/20 is icky.
Once the opening games have been played, I will have more Italy vs Croatia Betting Picks based on the opening games, the tactics, and what this game will mean to each other. So keep this page bookmarked and come back for more of the best Italy vs Croatia betting tips!