Winners: GRC vs. CRO

It’s been a couple of weeks since the last time a bet was posted. Just an update, our streak finally ended at 21 after Karolina Pliskova lost in straight sets at the Paribas Open to Jelena Ostapenko. We’ve been on some long streaks recently, each longer than the last. That’s the good news – we keep setting record streaks after losing. So let’s start a new one today.

Now, today.

 

Today, Greece visits Croatia in World Cup Qualifying 2018 playoff action. It’s the first of two legs. Both of these teams finished second in their groups to get to this point. Greece’s strength has been defense, losing only one game in qualifying to group winner Belgium. It only allowed six goals in ten games. Croatia, surprisingly, finished second in its group to Iceland. It only allowed four goals in its ten qualifying matches, securing the best goal differential in the group at +11. Here’s how we’ll bet the game.

  • Pick 1: Croatia -275 (Bet $120 to win $43.20)
  • Pick 2: Draw +320 (Bet $40 to win $128)

Croatia is a more talented attacking team than Greece. It has more players that can control the game. At home, I fully expect Croatia to attack and go for the win. However, I don’t expect Croatia to be wild defending because an away goal could be a problem. I don’t think Croatia will lose.

As always, fingers crossed. It works more times than it doesn’t.