Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
There will be fireworks when Wales and Croatia face each other at Cardiff City Stadium in the Group E derby. Croatia recorded a routine 3-0 win over Hungary in Split in their last qualifying match and retained top position in the standings. When La Liga stars Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic start for the Croats, a win is guaranteed and, no doubt, all eyes will be on the duo when Croatia take on Wales in Cardiff on Sunday evening.
Dinamo Zagreb attacker Bruno Petkovic, who scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Hungary, will be yet another man to keep an eye on in the away team. The Dragons played out a 1-1 draw with Slovakia in Trnava on Thursday evening and, as a result, they face a must-win situation against Croatia. Both teams are likely to go for a win in the Cardiff City Stadium showdown and we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Aaron Ramsey):
Aaron Ramsey is a Welsh football player born on the 26th of December in Caerphilly. Ramsey started his football career playing for Cardiff City. After 2 seasons playing for Cardiff City Ramsey got transferred to Arsenal for a unknown transfer fee. After playing for a loan for Nottingham Forrest and Cardiff City Ramsey returned to Arsenal in 2011.
Aaron Ramsey made his debut for the Welsh national team in 2008 and is one of the youngest players in the history of Welsh football. Ramsey is currently one of the most talentful midfielders of his generation. Because of his dribbling skills, vision and great passes and being two-footed Ramsey is known for being a player that dominates the midfield.
Despite several injuries in his still young career Ramsey managed to win the FA cup and the Community Shield twice with Arsenal. Ramsey is called Rambo by his fans. Ramsey and Gareth Bale are the biggest strength of the Welsh national team which will play in the EURO 2016 for the first time in history.
Highlighted Team (Croatia):
While the national football team of Croatia also played international matches between 1940 and 1944, they only resumed their duties in 1990 after the country gained independence from Yugoslavia. Vatreni enjoyed a remarkable start on the international stage, winning the third place on their first ever World Cup appearance in France in 1998, while crashing out in the group stage at the 2002, 2006 and 2014 tournaments.
Croatia also reached the quarter-finals at the 1996 and 2008 European Championships, proving they are rightly considered one of Europe’s top sides at the start of the 21st century. Long-serving captain Darijo Srna is their most capped player with over 130 appearances for the national team, whereas former Real Madrid striker Davor Suker is one of their most famous players and top scorer with 45 goals.
Other notable footballers to have played for Croatia include Luka Modric, Zvonimir Boban, Robert Prosinecki, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic. Miroslav Blazevic and Slaven Bilic are the coaches that have been behind team’s biggest success stories up to date.