Croatia v Scotland – Stats and Preview 22-6-21 Everything to play for in tight group

Match: Croatia v Scotland

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 22/6/21

Kick-off time: 8pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches –

15/10/13 Scotland 2 – 0 Croatia

07/06/13 Croatia 0 – 1 Scotland

26/03/08 Scotland 1 – 1 Croatia

01/09/01 Scotland 0 – 0 Croatia

11/10/00 Croatia 1 – 1 Scotland

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 25%
Over 1.5 goals 25%
Over 2.5 goals 25%
Over 3.5 goals 0%
BTTS - Yes 25%

Croatia team goals

Over 0.5 goals 50%
Over 1.5 goals 0%
Over 2.5 goals 0%

Scotland team goals

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

Corner betting stats

Croatia corner stats

Average corners for: 2.5

Average corners against: 3.5

Over/ under corner % charts

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

Scotland corner stats

Average corners for: 5

Average corners against: 8

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: 2

Yellows against: 2

Top cards:

D Caleta-Car – 1

D Lovren – 1

Scotland Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1

Yellows against: 3

Top cards:

J McGinn – 1

S O’Donnell – 1

Injuries

Croatia injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Scotland injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Croatia v Scotland Match Preview & Trends

Can Scots finally score to progress?

Steve Clarke will have to conjure a goal from somewhere if his side are to reach the knockout phase. Having so far drawn blanks against Czech Republic and England, Scotland need to win and therefore has to find a way of scoring to qualify. Croatia also need a victory to get through the group which sets up an intriguing contest at Hampden Park as they have never been victorious against the Scots.

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.

Croatia covered 197.8km in the opening two rounds and have maintained a passing accuracy of 84% and averaging 49% possession. The Croats have made 62 passes into the attacking third with 24 of those in key areas. They have completed 6/31 crosses, which left them at 19%. In comparison, Scotland has covered 214.8km in the first two games, maintaining a passing accuracy of 79% and averaged 48% possession. The Scots made 63 passes into the attacking third with 38 of those in key areas. They completed 12/38 crosses, which left them at 32%.

Key trends

Scotland have failed to score in five of their seven Euros matches, with the exceptions being a 3-0 win over CIS (1992) and a 1-0 win against Switzerland (1996)

Croatia has never beaten Scotland

At 36 years and 101 days, goalkeeper Marshall became the second-oldest player to appear for Scotland at a major tournament

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)