Bet365 Preview: Greece – Croatia: Expect the Vatreni to progress

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Zlatko Dalic’s men have are one step away from making it at next year’s global showpiece and will look to seal the deal in Piraeus

Croatia travel to the Karaiskakis Stadium on Sunday where they will take on Greece in the second leg of their 2018 World Cup qualification playoff.

It was a terrible display from the Ethniki as they fell to a heavy 4-1 defeat in the first leg on Thursday. It puts them in a very difficult situation to qualify such that home advantage might not be enough except they turn the tide massively. The Greeks are slight underdogs to win at odds of (3.75) with Bet365.

Thursday’s triumph in Zagreb gives the Croats a big advantage heading into this return leg. They were very dominant and motivation levels are expected to remain on check. Croatia hasn’t had a good record on the road lately but are favourites to triumph in Piraeus at (2.15).

Greece's Sokratis Papastathopoulos

A stalemate at the end of 90 minutes would be enough to see Zlatko Dalic’s side through and it’s priced at (3.40).

Considering the huge advantage Croatia has, they are the favoured side to progress to the World Cup finals in Russia at odds of (1.02).

Football is filled with lots of shocks and punters who dare the tide can turn can back Greece to qualify at massive odds of (17.00). It would however require them winning by a three-goal margin which is available at (34.00).

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Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos claimed that Croatia have 95 per cent qualified for the World Cup while this looks correct on paper, the Greeks won’t want to give up just yet. Both teams to score is offered at (1.80) with Bet365.

Andrej Kramaric was on target in the first leg and is quoted at (3.00) to score anytime. Konstantinos Mitroglou was a quiet man for Greece in Zagreb but is tipped to get on the score sheet this time at same odds of (3.00) anytime.

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