croatia will look to bounce back in this one, after suffering a huge defeat at the hands of england. their attack is brilliant, with the likes of modric, rakitic, petric and olic often interchanging with each other to devastating effect. ukraine, on the other hand, have a lousy defence, even managing to concede one goal to kazakhstan. i fancy croatia's chances in this one, as level ball means they just don't have to lose.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on croatia level @ 2.050 = $10.25
Ukraine are quite strong at home. Croatia just lost at home to England 4-1, which is a huge blow to their confidence. I see the game going 2 ways - either Croatia will tear Ukraine apart, or they will be so utterly devastated and it won't be a good match/they will draw. Furthermore, the Croatian contingent in the EPL - Kranjcar (injured), Modric (SHIT), and Corluka (SHIT-ish) haven't been playing well. Modric is, after all, a key player in the Croatian line up. By contrast, Ukraine's strikeforce has done well in past weeks - Shevchenko is a rejuvenated player in AC Milan and Voronin just scored for Hertha Berlin. It's a tough place to visit and I think Ukraine level looks great.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Ukraine level @ 1.790 = $8.95