Croatia U19 vs Germany U19 Prediction 20.03.2024

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Croatia U19

2 : 1

Germany U19

Germany U19







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  • Competition: UEFA EURO U19 Championship Qualifiers
  • Date: Wednesday, 20th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 14:30 UTC / 15.30 CET
  • Venue: Stadion Varteks (Varazdin)

Stadio Varteks is set to host one of the most fiery battles on the opening day of the group stage as the hosts Croatia U19s clash with Germany U19s, both eager to kick off their EURO Under-19 qualifying campaign in triumphant fashion.

Croatia U19 vs Germany U19 Betting Tips: BTTS

Pursuing a direct ticket to the EURO Under-19 in Northern Ireland promises to be a daunting journey, but the Young Blazers will derive encouragement and self-assurance from their role as hosts of Group 6, ensuring that all three decisive qualifying clashes unfold in the embrace of their fervent fans, a factor that should provide them with a substantial tailwind.

However, the Croatia U19s squad has left everything but a promising impression ahead of the crucial trio of matches, having suffered defeats in both February friendlies against lesser nations Saudi Arabia U19 (1-2) and Greece U19 (0-2), yet there remains the possibility that this was merely a part of head coach Sinisa Orescanin's tactical plan to confuse opponents and conceal the true strengths of his national team.

After breezing through the first phase of these qualifiers, collecting seven out of nine available points in a group featuring minnows like Armenia U19, Faroe Islands U19, and Israel U19, the Balkan youth side will aim to make amends for last year's second-phase disappointment (D1, L2 - GD: 2-6) and deliver their faithful fans a long-awaited ticket to the final tournament, their first since 2016.

Set to embark on their opening qualification test against none other than six-time UEFA European Under-19 Championship winners Germany, though the last trophy they lifted dates back to the distant year of 2014, Croatia U19s have no reason to fear, having shown bravery against the young Die Mannschaft, holding them to an exciting 2-2 draw back in 2008 before succumbing to a last-gasp 1-2 defeat in 2019.

Despite the comfort of playing in front of their home crowd, the Young Blazers' winless streak against the Germans could potentially extend, as Christian Worns' chosen ones look relentless heading into the start of the second phase of EURO 2024 qualifiers, having emerged victorious in six of their last seven competitive and non-competitive fixtures.

The frontline firepower of Germany U19s has been nothing short of brilliant, particularly in the opening stage of the EURO qualifiers, amassing an impressive tally of 12 goals from three outings at that level, instilling in us a firm belief that their attacking flair will once again come to the fore, having struck Croatia's net at least twice in each of their last three meetings. Hopefully, Orescanin's talented lads can deliver a powerful response on the pitch, promising an entertaining showdown filled with plenty of goal-scoring action.

Croatia U19 vs Germany U19 Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Germany U19

    2 : 1

    Croatia U19

    Euro U19

Croatia U19

Croatia U19 team news

Rising star Luka Vuskovic, recently signed by Tottenham in the most expensive outgoing transfer in Hajduk Split's history, seems set to represent his under-19 national team in the EURO 2024 qualifiers, despite reports a month ago suggesting that Polish club Radomiak Radom might not release him.

The namesake of Vuskovic, Luka Vrbancic, currently plying his trade with Dinamo Zagreb, is expected to once again be a pivotal figure for the Young Blazers after guiding them through the first phase group matches, netting an impressive three goals.

Last matches of Croatia U19

  1. Croatia U19

    0 : 0

    Israel U19

    UEFA U19 Championship Qualification

  2. Croatia U19

    2 : 0

    Faroe Islands U19

    UEFA U19 Championship Qualification

  3. Armenia U19

    1 : 2

    Croatia U19

    UEFA U19 Championship Qualification

  4. Croatia U19

    3 : 4

    Bulgaria U19

    Friendly International U19

  5. Croatia U19

    1 : 1

    Greece U19

    Friendly International U19

Croatia U19 lineup


  • 1

    Borna Buljan


  • 16

    Domagoj Begonja

  • 15

    Ivan Cvetko

  • 14

    Luka Vuskovic

  • 20

    Luka Hodak


  • 10

    Luka Vrbancic

  • 5

    Vito Caic

  • 6

    Ante Kavelj

  • 7

    Vilim Gec


  • 11

    Roko Brajkovic

  • 19

    Anton Matkovic

Germany U19

Germany U19 team news

Delighted with the way his young squad breezed through to the second phase of the EURO Under-19 qualifiers, rattling the opponent's net an incredible 12 times, coach Christian Worns is expected to field the familiar XI once again.

Just as they did in the initial phase of these qualifiers, Germany U19 will once again look to Dzenan Pejcinovic for success, as he lit up the first stage with five goals and three assists, currently making him the top scorer of the tournament so far.

Last matches of Germany U19

  1. Norway U19

    1 : 3

    Germany U19

    Friendly International U19

  2. Poland U19

    3 : 3

    Germany U19

    UEFA U19 Championship Qualification

  3. Germany U19

    3 : 1

    North Macedonia U19

    UEFA U19 Championship Qualification

  4. Germany U19

    6 : 0

    Kazakhstan U19

    UEFA U19 Championship Qualification

  5. Germany U19

    6 : 1

    Switzerland U19

    Friendly International U19

Germany U19 lineup


  • 1

    Tim Goller


  • 15

    Pascal Klemens

  • 14

    Philipp Schulz

  • 4

    Tim Drexler

  • 2

    Elias Baum


  • 17

    Medin Kojic

  • 9

    Maurice Krattenmacher

  • 20

    Rafael Lubach


  • 18

    Dzenan Pejcinovic

  • 19

    Luca Marino

  • 10

    Tom Bischof

4 Reasons why we expect BTTS

  1. Croatia U19 has scored two or more goals in half of their last six matches.
  2. Croatia U19 suffered defeats in both of their friendlies in February, conceding four goals in the process.
  3. Germany U19 has comfortably found the net 3+ times in five of their last six matches.
  4. Germany U19 has scored at least two goals in each of their three previous meetings with Croatia U19.

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Croatia U19 vs Germany U19 - FAQ


Who is Croatia U19's player to watch?

Luka Vrbancic propelled his U19 national team into the second phase after netting three (of Croatia's total four goals).


Who is Germany U19's player to watch?

19-year-old Wolfsburg forward Dzenan Pejcinovic is the top scorer of the EURO Under-19 qualifiers so far with 5 goals and 3 assists to his name.