Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Croatia 2/5 to beat Greece in Thursday’s World Cup playoff

Competition: World Cup playoff

Market: Croatia to beat Greece

Odds: 2/5 @ Bet365

Club football is forced to take the weekend off and, despite many fans being massively disappointed that they will not see their local team running out on the weekend, they will be contented with some huge games on the international stage. Indeed, it is time for the playoffs to take place, with every side knowing they are just two games away from a place at next year’s World Cup. With this in mind, Croatia host Greece in the first leg.

Croatia finished in second in Group I as they lost out on automatic qualification to Iceland. The winners took 22 points from their 10 games, while Croatia managed to win 20 points via six victories, two draws and two defeats. 15 goals scored is a decent return, but their real strength lies in their defence, with the side conceding just four times in the campaign. At home, they are a very dangerous proposition, and Greece must be careful that they do not leave themselves too much to do in the second-leg.

For Greece, a win in Croatia is a big ask. They took 19 points from their 10 games as they came a distant second to Belgium in Group H. 17 goals scored and six conceded is a good record, but they will have to be at their very best to get anything from their away game with Croatia, who are a fierce side. With this in mind, we are backing Croatia to win the first leg with odds of 2/5 from Bet365.

Bet: Croatia to beat Greece in their World Cup playoff first leg: 2/5 @ Bet365>>

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Benjamin Darvill


Ben is an English and creative writing graduate that is now working his way up in the world of sports journalism. Having been writing for the last four years, Ben has written for a number of websites specialising in sport, with football a particular passion. He is a long-suffering England fan and eternal optimist when it comes to the Three Lions.

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