Live streaming for the World Cup 2014 qualifier between Scotland and Croatia.
Tip: Croatia win @ 2.38
I wouldn’t say Croatia are unbeatable value here but as they build-up for a play-off in November, I feel it’s one they need to win; especially as they are looking for revenge over the prior defeat to Scotland
The defeat in Zagreb started a bit of a bad run for Croatia and they haven’t won any of their last three competitive matches coming into this one having been beaten by Belgium on Friday night.
Scotland are getting better under Strachan, they seem to be playing with a lot more energy and it was a cracking win for them over in Macedonia last time. Croatia have far more quality in my eyes though and should be able to get the three points.
Where: Hampden Park, Scotland
When: Tuesday October 15th, 2013 20:00
Watch Live: Click here to watch live with Sky
Scotland have called Motherwell defender Steven Hammell into the squad for their final Group A game against Croatia as Rangers defender Lee Wallace still recovers from injury.
However, a groin problem forced Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes’s exit from the squad last week.
Scotland won the reverse fixture 1-0 in Zagreb in May and will be looking for another positive result to end their campaign on a high. Croatia have already secured second place in the group, but have a handful of their own problems to keep an eye on.
Josip Simunic is suspended and Sime Vrsaljko and Mateo Kovacic, both on yellow cards, have dropped to the Croatia Under-21s, while Ivan Rakitic, also cautioned earlier in the tournament, is out injured.
Meanwhile, Vedran Corluka, Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic, Niko Kranjcar, Nikica Jelavic, Gordon Schildenfeld, Ivan Strinic, Eduardo and Ognjen Vukojevic are all on yellow cards and will miss the first game of the play-off if they are cautioned against Scotland.