Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Italy vs Croatia Preview

The first match of tomorrow's play will be between Euro 2000 runners up Italy and Croatia in Poznan.

The Italians drew their first game game one all against the champions Spain and were more than worthy of the point, Croatia eased to a three one victory of the Republic of Ireland and will be confident of qualification to the quarter finals. Italy are favorites for this game and they themselves will fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages.

Croatia retained possession well against the Irish and will have to do similar here to get a result, another thing they did well was take their chances, as the Dutch have proved this isn't always easy. Italy saw more of the ball against Spain than I expected, for most of the game they kept their discipline and shape well, they could have easily won the game and will look to build from that performance.

I can see this game ending in a draw to be honest, I feel the Italians may underestimate the Croats and miss out on all three points. I expect Italy to go through as I think they will beat the Irish in their final match and I can't see Croatia getting anything from the Spanish match.

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