Croatia will look to improve on already-impressive performances in Euro 2012 when they take on world champions Spain in their last game of Group C on Monday.
Croatia have looked assured and collected in their two opening games, that has seen them beat Ireland 3-1 and draw with Italy 1-1. Mario Mandzukic has been the side’s main attacking threat, and is an early contender for the Golden Boot after bagging three goals in the tournament so far. Luka Modric continues to excel in the centre of the park, and will go head-to-head with some of the world’s best midfielders. Slaven Bilic’s men can still go through to the next stage if they get a draw or defeat, and will have one eye on the other game. Bwin have Croatia as long outsiders for the game, giving them odds of 8.00 to win.
Spain got their campaign back on track with a 4-0 win over Republic of Ireland last time out, after drawing 1-1 with Italy in their Group C opener. Fernando Torres started the last game and bagged a brace for the holders, and Vicente del Bosque now has a selection headache with so many strong players to choose from. La Roja will look to build on their performances to date with another win, and if they do so they will top the group heading into the last eight. Bwin have Spain as favourites at odds of 1.75 to get a win.
This will be an entertaining game as a plucky Croatia take on the ever-impressive Spain. My Euro 2012 football betting tip is a 2-2 draw, which Bwin have at odds of 5.00.