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Croatia are the bookies' favourite to beat England in the Nations League

Football 10 October 2018

In a repeat of the World Cup 2018 semi-final, Croatia will host England in behind-closed-doors game. We look through some of the market's odds:

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This game promises to be an eerie spectacle as Croatia will be serving a Uefa's one match behind-closed-doors punishment after a swastika was found on the pitch in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

For anyone, who watched last week's behind-closed-doors match between Lyon and Shakhtar Donetsk, they'll know it can be disconcerting for the players. Some argue it adds to the unpredictability of the match, and hence and interesting match to bet on.

England famously lost the semi-final against Croatia in extra-time. Looking at the stats Croatia were the stronger team after 120 minutes with twenty-two shots to England's seven. However, England has looked in control for a large part of the game, having opened the scoring after five minutes with a Kieren Trippier free-kick.

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Croatia knocked England out of the World Cup

The bookies have Croatia as favourites to beat England again. England lost their first match against Spain 2-1, Croatia were thrashed 6-0 in the same fixture.

Croatia v England Winner Betting Odds

Harry Kane hit the post against Croatia in the semi-final. Watch the replay if you can bear it:


The Bookies are backing England's striker in this match. The Spurs player has shown signs of his old self again.

Croatia v England - Goalscorer Betting Odds

England v Croatia games have usually been goal-fests. In the FIFA World Cup 2010 qualification, England beat Croatia 5-1 and 4-1. In the Euro 2008 qualification Croatia beat England 2-0 and 3-2 - remember the wally with a brolley.

Croatia v England - Total Goals Over/Under Betting Odds

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