Republic of Ireland vs Croatia Predictions
Administrator: Republic of Ireland 1 - 1 Croatia
Although both teams will try to win the match since the other 2 matches will be the more difficult, both will try not to concede either. Croatia maybe have more experienced players playing in tournaments, but Ireland have not lost in 14 matches, with a clean sheet in 11 of them. Luka Modric, Nikica Jelavic and Ivan Perisic are all expected to play, and these are some talents of the Croatian side. Republic of Ireland are more of a teamwork but Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle can do a lot of damage.
Twanny: Republic of Ireland vs Croatia 0-1
A difficult match this one, with Ireland currently on a 14 match unbeaten run (10 of which are clean sheets), and Croatia known more for their experience. Croatia will be aided by more famous players such as Danijel Pranjic, Luka Modric, and Darijo Srna. Despite this, Croatia are missing their usual striker Ivica Olic, who had to be dropped out of the squad due to injury. Ireland may try to snatch a win with a sort of "Catenaccio" style, with Denmark's win serving as encouragement for them to use that style of play.
Nivek04: Republic of Ireland vs Croatia 1-0
Ireland are a tricky opponent. They defend well, concede very few goals and are very quick on the counter. Croatia are outsiders in this group and will not pose a serious threat in this group. Ireland will will this one but only just.