Can the Croats win? Very important duel for qualification!
Croatia: Team information, moment form
Croatia is the leader of Group E, with 10 points. The semi-finalists of the World Cup in Russia do not plan to miss the qualification for the final tournament next summer, but the fight is a close one. No less than 4 teams share their chances for the two places, which is why the Croats do not allow mistakes. The only defeat of the hosts came even with today’s opponent, after a 2-1 in Hungary, in March this year. However, victories with Wales and Slovakia have spoken, and Croats seem capable of winning this group.
Ivan Perisic, the player from Bayern Munich, is the key man of the Croats in the qualifying campaign. The offensive midfielder managed to score twice and provide an assist.
Hungary: Team information, moment form
The Hungarians made a beautiful figure at EURO 2016 and want to repeat the trick next year. They are in the 3rd position of the ranking, on equal points with Slovakia. However, they do not occupy a qualifying position because of a weaker goalkeeper. The situation is a bit overwhelming for the guests, because a defeat today coupled with a victory of Slovakia in front of Wales, would leave them away from qualifying places.
W. Orban and M. Patkai are the goalscorers of the team in the qualifying campaign, both having managed to register twice so far.
Croatia vs Hungary Picks
It’s a difficult match for Croatia, although the odds don’t show it. Hungary is an ambitious team, and football in this country has evolved a lot in recent years. I also saw an example at Ferencvaros, who eliminated her from the Champions League preliminaries on Ludogorets, this summer. However, I think Modric & co. they can score at least one point and the goals should appear.
Our Prediction: Double chance (1X) & over 1.5