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Croatia vs Spain: Squawka’s Bet Builder selections for Euro 2020 last-16

By James Amey

Published: 14:36, 27 June 2021 | Updated: 22:19, 28 November 2022

Croatia face Sweden in Copenhagen on Monday night, with both sides eyeing a place in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

La Furia Roja finally roared into life against Slovakia last time out as Luis Enrique’s men blew their opponents away to end fears of an early exit. However, question marks remain in regards to their ability to reach the latter stages of the tournament.

Alvaro Morata has copped a fair amount of criticism for his performances in front of goal, with many now of the opinion that the Tiki-taka style of play has become a tad toothless.

Croatia, meanwhile, eased past Scotland in testing circumstances to secure a runners-up spot in Group D and will now be relishing their underdog status. This tournament could perhaps be the last time we see Luka Modric on the international stage and he will be determined to write another significant chapter into the Vatreni’s history books.

We’ve picked out a Bet Builder with Paddy Power (18+ only) for the Euro 2020 last-16 tie and you can see our stat-backed selections below – with shots on target selections the order of the day.

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RAB selection 1: Alvaro Morata 2+ shots on target

Reasoning: No player had more shots on target in the group stages than the Spain striker (6). Morata has managed 10 shots on target in his last six competitive games for Spain.

RAB selection 2: Luka Modric 1+ shot on target

Reasoning: Croatia have had a combined total of 30 shots (including blocks) at Euro 2020, with Modric contributing three of those in his three appearances to date. Two of the 35-year-old’s efforts have hit the target, including his spectacular outside-of-the boot finish against Scotland. With Ivan Perisic ruled out, Modric will be expected to provide yet more attacking magic on Monday night.

RAB selection 3: Pablo Sarabia 1+ shot on target

Reasoning: The PSG midfielder has had three shots on target in three games at Euro 2020, including two in his only start of the competition last time out against Slovakia. He has also averaged a shot on target every 45 minutes of gametime at the tournament to date.


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