Kick-off: 1700, 31/05/2021
Stadium: Stadion Ljudski vrt
Spain are favourites in the outright betting for U21 Euro 2021 and can justify that position by taking care of Croatia in the quarter-finals.
La Rojita lifted this trophy in fine style two years ago and head to Maribor in Slovenia on the back of a long unbeaten run at this level.
Against limited opposition, 7/10 for the holders to do the business in normal time is our first Spain U21 vs Croatia U21 prediction.
A Look At Spain’s Betting Odds
Spain visited this stadium twice in the group stage towards the end of March, crushing hosts Slovenia 3-0 and then drawing 0-0 with Italy.
Luis de la Fuente’s side finished off with a 2-0 defeat of Czech Republic in Celje, with Levante forward Dani Gomez grabbing both goals.
Former Manchester City winger Brahim Diaz is coming off a good season on loan at AC Milan while influential playmaker Gonzalo Villar featured 31 times for Roma in Serie A.
Teenager Yeremi Pino caught the eye for Villarreal in their Europa League final clash with Manchester United.
With La Rojita being solid at the back and likely to dominate possession, 17/10 they win to nil appeals from the Spain U21 vs Croatia U21 odds.
A Look At Croatia’s Betting Odds
Croatia advanced from their pool in dramatic fashion, despite picking up just three points by surviving a Switzerland fightback to prevail 3-2.
The Young Blazers had previously lost 1-0 to Portugal and closed with a 2-1 defeat by England, with Domagoj Bradaric’s stoppage-time strike proving decisive in terms of goal difference.
That was an improvement on two years ago, when Croatia suffered an early exit on only one point.
Former Liverpool player Igor Biscan has an experienced squad, notably in midfield – with Luka Ivanusec, Nikola Moro and Lovro Majer.
However, there are question marks over the quality of this team and we fear they will have their limitations exposed here.
Let’s add 7/1 for a 2-0 scoreline in favour of La Rojita to our Spain U21 vs Croatia U21 betting tips.
SPAIN 2-0 Czech Republic – Gomez (2)
CROATIA 1-2 England – Bradaric
Head-to-head: Spain 0-3 Croatia, Croatia 2-3 Spain, Spain 6-0 Croatia
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