France v Croatia Nations League 2022/23 Football Tips

France’s underwhelming form means it is worth backing Croatia to get at least a point here. Didier Deschamps’ side are winless so far in the Nations League and sit bottom of League A Group 1 with two points from four games – a poor return given the quality of players in their squad.

Double Chance: Draw or Croatia

Les Bleus, who are defending champions of this tournament having beaten Spain in the final last year, followed their opening-game defeat to Denmark two weeks ago with consecutive 1-1 draws against Croatia and Austria respectively.  

Croatia’s results, meanwhile, have improved game by game.

After starting with a home defeat to Austria, Zlatko Dalic’s side drew with France before inflicting a first Nations League defeat of the campaign on Denmark last Friday.

That 1-0 win meant Croatia climbed above France in the group, a position they will maintain as long as they avoid defeat at the Stade de France on Monday night.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

Both teams have scored in all three of France’s Nations League games so far, including the 1-1 draw that these two teams played out in the reverse fixture.

Highest Scoring Half: Second Half

The second half has been the highest scoring half in four of the five Nations League matches that France and Croatia have played in so far.

Anytime Goalscorer: Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe returned from injury as a second-half substitute against Austria last time out, scoring within 20 minutes of his introduction to rescue a draw for France.

Mbappe, who had been missing since being forced off at half time in France’s opening game, is almost certain to start this one.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward scored 39 goals in all competitions for his club this season and has netted 10 times in his last eight internationals.

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