Euro 2012 Betting: Croatia v Spain - 10 Vital Statistics


10. Spain are unbeaten in their last 16 competitive games, winning 15 and drawing one. The reigning champions are favourites at 1.78 to beat Croatia on Monday night.

9. The last team to beat Croatia in a European Championship group match was England, who won 4-2 in Euro 2004. Slaven Bilic’s side can be backed at 8.00 to win at the PGE Arena in Gdansk.

8. There have only been two draws in Spain’s last 37 competitive games, both coming against Group C rivals Italy. A draw on Monday night is available at 2.75.

7. Croatia won their first meeting with Spain 2-0, while the most recent meeting between the nations ended in a 2-1 Spain win in a warm-up game before the 2006 World Cup. Repeats of those exact scorelines can be backed at 30.00 and 7.50 respectively.

6. Mario Mandzukic has bagged 3 goals for Croatia already in Euro 2012. The Wolfsburg striker is available at 10.50 to score the first goal against Spain.

5. Spain’s Fernando Torres only spent 38 seconds on the ball against Republic of Ireland last time out, but managed 5 shots and 2 goals. The Chelsea striker is available at 5.50 to score at least 2 goals on Monday night.

4. Vicente Del Bosque’s side were last defeated in a major tournament when they lost 1-0 to Switzerland in their opening game of World Cup 2010. A repeat of that 1-0 losing scoreline for the Spanish is available at 17.00.

3. Croatia have committed 40 fouls so far at Euro 2012; only the Czech Republic have racked up more. Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, who was booked in his side’s opening game against Republic of Ireland, is available at 5.50 to get a card on Monday night.

2. In all three of the European Championships in which Croatia have competed (1996, 2004, 2008), they have scored 4 goals in the group stages. Bilic’s side have already scored 4 in the Euro 2012 group stages. Spain are available at 2.70 to beat Croatia without conceding a goal.

1. If Croatia and Spain draw with a scoreline of 2-2 or higher, Italy will be knocked out of the competition. The last time Spain drew 2-2 in a game of importance was in a Euro 2004 qualifier in the Ukraine. A 2-2 scoreline at the PGE Arena can be backed at 5.50.