Stadium: Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu (Bursa)
One of the central matches of the second round of Euro-2024 qualification will be the match between Turkey and Croatia, which will take place in the city of Bursa. Despite the factor of the field, bookmakers in the pairing are on the side of the Croatian team, which has not had a very good start in the tournament. The Turks, on the other hand, brought back an extremely important three points from Yerevan, and now it is the Turkish team that is the leader of Group D.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Turkish team's victory over Armenia was the third in a row. Before that, the Turks had won friendly matches against the Scots and the Czechs, with the same score of 2:1. The Turks beat the Armenians 2:1. It must be noted that Armenians were the first to score, with Kabak scoring an own goal in the 10th minute of the game. Before the second qualifying round, the Turkish national team led Group D with three points and had a two-point handicap compared with the Croatians and the Welsh.
The Croats had another classy Mundial in December, with the Balkans finishing in third place, losing for the tournament only to the future champions, Argentina, and beating Morocco 3:0 for third place. We expected the Croats to start the new qualifying cycle with a victory over the now far-from-top-ranked Wales team in a home match, but the Celtics did not hold a one-goal lead, conceding in the third added minute from Brodhead. Kramaric netted the only goal for the Croatians with an assist from Livakovic. The Croats played a quality match, scored 1.68 xG goals, and had 19 shots on goal and eight into the box.
Expert Betting Tips
The Croats had to beat the Welsh team on their field but conceded at the end of the meeting; the match ended in a draw, which naturally did not please the coaching staff of the Balkan team. There is no doubt that Dalic is counting on Bursa to win and will drive his players forward to attack; a draw will not satisfy the team. Turkey, in turn, will not accept a defeat, while a draw will be a good result for the home team because that will leave the Turks as group leaders with a two-point handicap compared to their direct rival. We expect a persistent and eventful duel in which the teams exchange goals.
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