Croatia will look to continue their seven-game unbeaten run when they host Slovenia this weekend. Slovenia have lost just two of their last nine games with one of these defeats coming against their opponents here.
Both sides were actually in the same World Cup qualifying group that Croatia won and Slovenia finished third with Russia between the pair. Both meetings in the group stages were won by the team at home.
Vatreni are tough to beat at their own place going six unbeaten and losing just two of their last 12 with these defeats coming to France and Spain. Their opponents tend to struggle on the road winning just one of their last seven.
The home side are coached by Zlakto Dalic while Luka Modric continues to be the heartbeat of the team. Slovenia are trained by Matjaz Kek while Josip Illic leads their line grabbing four goals in qualification.
Croatia vs Slovenia: Match Stats
It finished 3-0 when these sides met in Croatia in the recent World Cup qualification so it is hard to see past a home victory. Backing the home side and combining it with over 1.5 goals in the fixture is the recommendation.
Mario Pasalic tends to get overlooked because he plays just behind the striker but he got three goals in qualification including one in this fixture. He has nine goals to his name this campaign for Atalanta and looks anytime scorer value.
Croatia vs Slovenia: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Croatia 2-0 Slovenia
Croatia vs Slovenia: Odds
Croatia vs Slovenia: Head to Head
7 September 2021- Croatia 3-0 Slovenia- World Cup qualifying
24 March 2021- Slovenia 1-0 Croatia- World Cup Qualifying
20 August 2008- Slovenia 2-3 Croatia- Friendly
19 November 2003- Slovenia 0-1 Croatia- European Championship qualifying
15 November 2003- Croatia 1-1 Slovenia- European Championship qualifying
These two sides have both met recently in World Cup qualifying and each game was won by the team hosting. The head-to-head stats favour Croatia who have seven, drawn three and lost just one of the 11 meetings.