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This preview aims to provide betting insights into Croatia's World Cup 2022 qualifying fixture against Malta at the Stadion HNK Rijeka.
Croatia vs Malta Top Free Betting Tips
This section provides the best predictions for the game along with free betting tips.
- Market: Match Result & Both Team to Score
- Our tip: Croatia & No
- Odds: 7/19
- Market: Total Goals
- Our tip: Under 3.5
- Odds: 18/25
- Market: Half Time / Full Time
- Our tip: Draw / Croatia
- Odds: 16/5
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Match Result & Both Team to Score: Croatia & No
If one was to take away the gulf between Croatia and Malta, then on their respective recent form the visitors will be touted to take home the points. However, the difference in the quality of both sides is immense and that alone puts the hosts in the lead. The European dark horses and 2018 World Cup beaten finalists came back to winning ways against Cyprus and should continue that trend.
Total Goals: Under 3.5
Two of Croatia's last five fixtures have seen the Over 3.5 scored. However, Luka Modric and Co. are in dire straits and have been on the receiving end of drubbings. While they should be able to keep the Maltese attack at bay, do not expect fireworks from Zlatko Dalić's men. They have only scored more than three once in their last eight games and look unlikely to reach that mark against Malta.
Half Time / Full Time: Draw / Croatia
Malta took a two-goal lead against Slovakia but could not hold their advantage. Zlatko Dalić would have seen the game and by now have ingrained his side about the threats the Falcons possess. Croatia take their time to get started and expect the first half to be a dull and long-drawn battle. The match will be decided in the second half and this is when the Blazers will separate from the competition.
Croatia vs Malta: Team News and Match Preview
After their high of 2018 World Cup final appearance, the Blazers have not shown their best. They were rag dolled in the UEFA Nations League and their defeat to Slovenia points at the same. With Croatian stars at the tail end of their careers, expecting too much from this squad will be a folly. Nevertheless, Dalić has the best midfield in world football as he calls upon Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Marcelo Brozović, and Mateo Kovačić.
The Falcons are not fancied to put up much of a fight but have shown they can carry their weight. They held Slovakia to a 2-2 draw on the road and managed to get on the scoreboard against the Russians as well. Under Devis Mangia, they have won four and drawn a similar number of games from their last nine outings. Moreover, they have gotten on the scoreboard in six successive games. Malta's attach is young, akin to their midfield but in defence, Andrei Agius and Co. provide solidity.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Croatia vs Malta
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FAQs regarding Croatia vs Malta Coverage and Accessibility
When is the match scheduled?
The match will take place on 30 March 2020 at 20:45 GMT.
Where is the match being played?
The match will take place at Stadion HNK Rijeka.
Where to watch it?
Sport TV is the place to watch the live broadcast. One can also watch the game from the numerous live streams available from bookmakers.