Croatia and Hungary meet at Stadion Poljud, in a match for this phase of the Qualification for the European Championship (Qualifying Round). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 1 victory and 1 draw in the last 2 matches. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, the home team is currently in 1st position, with 10 points won. In the last match, they tied for (1‑1) against Azerbaijan, after in the previous match, they won by (0‑4) with Slovakia. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 22 suffered; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 12 suffered. In its last 10 home matches Croatia records 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 4 of the last 5 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, as 10 of the last 11 games they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 3 of the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Croatia is in the leadership of the group and needs a good result in this duel, to be firm within the classification zone. To achieve its objective, Croatia must prevail in the field, trying to control the duel. In the last game played by the competition, Croatia drew away from home with Azerbaijan for 1×1. The coach should not have great absences for this match, so he will enter the field with a very competitive team.
The visiting team is currently in 3rd position, with 9 points won, after 3 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Wales by (1-0). In the last game, he lost at home against Slovakia by (1-2). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 8 wins and 7 losses in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 17 suffered. In the last 8 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Hungary won 1, drew 2 and lost 5. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 4 of the last 5 matches, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his Attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 4 of the last 5 games for this competition. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 1 comeback.
At the moment, Hungary is outside the classification zone, so it is essential to add the three points in this match to find a place between the top two. This will not be an easy game, so it is important to be very attentive throughout the 90 minutes of play. In the last round, Hungary was defeated at home by Slovakia by a 2×1 score. The coach must present in the field the best starting eleven available.