Croatia and Spain go head to head on Monday evening in what is a winner takes all affair, as Bet365 announce free bets and report plenty of money has come in for Slaven Bilic’s Croatia side to create an upset.
Whoever comes out on top will progress to the knockout stages as group winners.
Looking at Croatia to begin with, they rescued a point against Italy last time out in a match where they had fewer of the chances. However, it was a good point and now puts their fate in their own hands.
Luka Modric is no doubt the key figure for Slaven Bilic’s men in this encounter. If he is at his best then the Croats can cause any team in world football trouble.
Modric will need to bring the likes of Nikica Jelavic and Mario Mandzukic into the game and hope these two in form strikers can be clinical in front of goal.
Being the underdogs in this match could suit Bilic’s side who can play their own game and know that if they are on form, will be a match for the world champions.
As for Spain, they didn’t really need to get out of second gear to beat Republic of Ireland last time out but they still managed a 4-0 victory.
The game was never really in doubt after Fernando Torres opened the scoring inside five minutes, after that it was just the case of how many.
Torres getting on the score sheet twice in the game is, make no doubt about it, massive. He now has the confidence to go and score a lot of goals in this tournament and if he is as clinical as he was on Thursday evening, will cause oppositions plenty of trouble.
Vicente Del Bosque’s men look in great shape to win their third major tournament in a row, a win here is vital though. Not only to progress to the knockout stages, but to build momentum and confidence.
If they are at their best, Spain will win this match as on their day, they are unstoppable.