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England v Croatia Euro 2020 Preview

Match: England v Croatia

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 13/6/21

Kick-off time: 2pm

Recent form

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Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

18/11/18 England 2 – 1 Croatia

12/10/18 Croatia 0 – 0 England

11/07/18 Croatia 2 – 1 England

09/09/09 England 5 – 1 Croatia

10/09/08 Croatia 1 – 4 England

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 87%
Over 3.5 goals 53.5%
BTTS - Yes 62%

England team goals

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

Croatia team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 75%

Corner betting stats

England corner stats

Average corners for: 4.25

Average corners against: 7.38

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 58%
Over 10.5 corners 44%
Over 11.5 corners 22%

Croatia corner stats

Average corners for: 7.38

Average corners against: 4.25

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 64%
Over 10.5 corners 58%
Over 11.5 corners 33%

Card betting stats

England Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.12

Yellows against: 2.12

Top cards:

D Rose – 3

J Henderson – 3

M Rashford – 1

R Barkley – 1

Croatia Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 2.12

Yellows against: 1.12

Top cards:

M Brozovic – 3

D Lovren – 3

D Vida – 3

D Caleta-Car – 1

Injuries

England injuries & suspensions

Out: H Maguire

Doubtful: K Phillips and J Henderson

Suspended: None

Croatia injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

England v Croatia Match Preview & Trends

Group Favourites Clash At Wembley In Opening Fixture

The opening match in Group D sees the talented Croatians travel to London to take on Gareth Southgate’s England at Wembley Stadium. Skipper Luka Modric, a former Balon D’or winner will relish the opportunity to play in the city where he made his name with Tottenham Hotspur before moving to Real Madrid. Ex-Spurs teammate Harry Kane is the subject of transfer speculation as he prepares to lead The Three Lions into battle and keep any off-field distractions to a minimum while he concentrates on scoring goals. 

England dominated a low-quality qualifying group so their statistics are somewhat misleading. If they manage to maintain anything near their 58% of shots on target in the tournament then they will be serious contenders. Given the improved strength of their opponents, this is unlikely despite their attacking prowess and depth of firepower.

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.

Key trends

Harry Kane scored 12 goals in qualifying and finished top scorer

Croatia have never got past a European Championship quarter-finals

England Boss Southgate played the last time they reached the semi-finals in 1996

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