Croatia vs. Scotland - World Cup Qualifying - Group A - June 7th, 2013 - Game Preview

Croatia are hosts to Scotland in the World Cup Qualifying match that is to be held at Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb on June 7th, 2013.

Croatia are in 2nd place with 16 points after six matches played in Group A, tied with 1st place Belgium. Croatia have won 5 matches so far and tied one. In their last game Croatia managed to beat Wales 1-2 in the dying minutes of the game after going down 1-0 early.

Scotland are in 6th place after six matches with two points and in their last game they lost to Serbia 2-0. Scotand are still to win a match in Group A.

The team that finishes first out of each group qualifies directly to the World Cup in Brazil, while the second place teams still have a chance to qualify, but must continue to fight in the playoffs which are held after the group stage.

This is an important game for Croatia as they try to keep pace with Belgium before the two teams finally meet in Split, Croatia on September 10th, 2013.

Lets take a look at the odds for the upcoming match between Croatia and Scotland:

Croatia: 2/7
Draw: 4/1
Scotland: 10/1

As one would expect, Croatia are the big favourites to win. A $100 bet on Croatia yields $28 in profit if successful, while the same bet on Scotland could earn $1,000 in profit if Scotland manages to surprise.

This will be the first time Scotland and Croatia meet in Group A.

Can Scotland come up with their first group win on Friday June 7th in Zagreb, or will Croatia take care of business in front of their home fans.

Lets see how this one plays out!