Greece v Croatia Betting Preview | 12th November

  • 11th November 2017
Greece v Croatia Betting Preview 11th November

In our Greece v Croatia betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for Sunday evening’s World cup qualifier second leg tie.

Greece v Croatia Betting Preview

Date: 12/11/2017

Time: 19:45

Venue: Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium

Channel: Sky Sports Football

All-out attack is the only option for Greece when they face Croatia in the world cup qualifiers in order to overcome their 4-1 defeat to the same opponent in the first leg.

They Greeks have managed 18 goals in 11 matches in qualifying so far, including a 4-0 victory over Gibralta, a 2-1 defeat of Cyprus and a 1-1 stalemate with group leaders Belgium.

Croatia will be confident, however, they can rely on their stern defence to deny Greece the 3 goals they need, ensuring their own qualification, having only conceded 5 goals so far during the qualifying campaign.

Team News

Greece’s captain Vasilis Torosidis is expected to return on Sunday having missed the first leg through injury.

Kostas Manolas is available again having served his suspension.

Milan Badelj is sidelined for Croatia due to injury.

Mario Mandzukic is expected to return to the starting line up after fully recovering from his hamstring problem.

Potential Greece Starting XI: Karnezis, Manolas, Torosidis, Papadopoulos, Christodoulopoulos, Zeca, Tziolis, Samaris, Bakasetas, Fortounis, Mitroglou

Potential Croatia Starting XI: Subasic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Rakitic, Brozovic, Kramaric, Modric, Perisic, Mandzukic

Stats & Facts

  • Croatia have not conceded more than 1 goal in any of their world cup qualifiers so far.
  • Croatia only missed out on qualification by two points behind Iceland.
  • Greece top scorer, Konstantinos Mitroglou, has 6 goals in this qualifying campaign.

Head To Head

  • These two sides have met on just seven occasions.
  • Following Croatia’s latest 4-1 victory, honours are even with two wins each and three draws.

Betting Odds

Greece – 11/4, Draw – 12/5, Croatia – 23/20

Popular Bets

  • Over 2.5 goals – 23/20
  • Croatia to win, BTTS (Yes) – 15/4