Croatia odds: To win Euro 2020, how far will they go, top scorer and more
Croatia will be hoping they can bounce back in style this summer after suffering heartbreak in the 2018 World Cup final against France.
After beating England in extra-time of their semi-final clash, France shattered Croatia’s dreams of their first-ever World Cup trophy with Les Bleus running out as 4-2 victors in the final.
Zlatko Dalic’s side aimed to bounce back from their final defeat and did so as they sailed through their qualification group for Euro 2020 finishing top of Group E after winning five of their eight games – losing just one. However, since booking their place at this summer’s tournament they have looked far from convincing in the Nations League losing to Portugal, France and Sweden.
There is some optimism surrounding the Croatian camp having made it to the final of the last World Cup, but just how well can they do?
Croatia Euro 2020 odds
Despite making it to the 2018 World Cup final, you can find Croatia at a huge 33/1 to lift the European Championship trophy this summer.
By the time the tournament begins, it will only have been three years since the 2018 World Cup, and yet you can find Croatia at such long odds to win the tournament this summer. Their recent Nations League games have not inspired many to think they are capable of going one better than they did in 2018. However, their squad remains relatively unchanged since the Russian World Cup which should give them a glimmer of hope.
Croatia’s potential path to Euro 2020 final
Croatia were placed into Pot 2 for the Euro 2020 draw and immediately put into Group D in order to play predominantly at Wembley. Joining them in Group D are World Cup semi-finalists, England, the Czech Republic and Scotland.
They kick off their Euro 2020 group stage against England, before games against the Czech Republic and Scotland. The game against the Three Lions will be held at Wembley Stadium and then Dalic’s side travels up to Glasgow to play out their remaining group stage games at Hampden Park.
Croatia Euro 2020 group stage fixtures
13 June 2021: England vs Croatia (2pm)
18 June 2021: Croatia vs Czech Republic (5pm)
22 June 2021: Croatia vs Scotland (8pm)
If Croatia win Group D
If Croatia were to win Group D, this would be their route through to the final.
Last 16: The second-placed side from Group F (Hungary, Portugal, France or Germany) in Dublin on June 29.
Quarter-finals: The winner of Last-16 match 8, which is played between the winner of Group E (Spain favourites) and the third-place team in A, B, C or D, likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Ukraine, Austria or one of England’s Group D opponents.
Semi-finals: The same groups are included for the semi-final but with Group C winners (Netherlands favourites) potentially involved.
Last 16: The second-placed Group E side in Copenhagen, which could be any of Spain, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia in Copenhagen on June 8th.
Quarter Finals: The winner of Last-16 match 6, which is played between the winner of Group F (which includes Portugal, Germany and France) and the third place in A, B or C, likely contenders for which are Wales, Turkey, Switzerland, Russia, Denmark, Ukraine and Austria.
Semi-finals: The winner of that Quarter Final will play the winner of Quarter Final Match 1 which could include the winner of Group A or Group B (expected to be Italy and Belgium).
If Croatia finish third in their group and do enough to be one of the top teams, they would play the winner of Group E and then join the path they’d take if they won Group D (talk about over-complicating things!
Croatia Golden Boot odds
Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic leads the way as their favourite to win the Golden Boot this summer. The Croatian forward can be found at a huge 100/1 with BetVictor to earn the Golden Boot at the European Championship having netted three times at the 2018 World Cup – including one in the semi-final and final itself.
You can also find the Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic at 100/1 to win the Golden Boot which may not fill the Croatian fans with much confidence in their efforts to find the back of the net this summer.