Croatia vs England / League of Nations – This duel in the League of Nations is definitely specific because it is played between two teams that two months ago played the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia, when Croatia celebrated after overtime with 2-1 against England. In the League of Nations, both teams have started with a defeat from Spain, so this is an ideal opportunity to improve the impression, but also to try to return to the first place in the group.
Croatia vs England begins 12.10.2018 at 20:45 CET
Otherwise, the Croatians and the English have met several times before this semi-final match at the World Cup in Russia, but in the finals score both teams have made three wins. However, their next duel comes at a time when they are left with very few chances to win first place in this group of League of Nations, which especially applies for the Croats, which were a month ago defeated with 6-0 against Spain as guests.
Of course this was a shocking result for the team that this summer absolutely thrilled in Russia, and where they were stopped only in the finals of the World Cup from France. Meanwhile, the Croatian national team has said goodbye to a few experienced Subasic, Corluka and Mandzukic, while they before debacle against Spain in a friendly match in front of their supporters played 1-0 with Portugal. However, because of UEFA's penalty they will now be deprived of support from the standings, while they cannot count on goalkeeper Kalinic, defenders Vrsaljko and Barisic and midfielder Brozovic due to injuries.
Probable lineups Croatia: Livakovic – Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Pivaric – Kovacic, Rakitic – Rebic, Modric, Perisic – Kramaric
As for the English, after their defeat from Croatia, they lost a match for the third place against Belgium in this year’s World Cup, while they at the start of the League of Nations lost on their field with 2-1 from Spain. That is why they are now under a certain pressure before this hosting against Croatia, and they are aware that ultimately it is very difficult to reach the first place in this group, which is why coach Southgate has actually decided to call several debutants.
Otherwise, the English played a friendly match against Switzerland after a defeat from Spain played a friendly match Switzerland and thanks to a goal by Rashford celebrated with 1-0 in Leicester, with the proviso that they played with a combined team. However, we now expect a much stronger composition against Croatia, despite the fact that they cannot count of the injured defenders Shaw and Tarkowski, midfielders Alli, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallan and Loftus-Cheek and wing striker Lingard.
Probable lineups England: Pickford – Gomez, Stones, Maguire – Trippier, Winks, Henderson, Barkley, Rose – Sterling, Kane
Croatia vs England PICK
Even though both teams need a victory in this match to return to the first place, we still expect them to be fairly defensive and aim to avoid a new defeat, which is why we expect a small number of goals in this match.
Pick: under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.62 for betsson (down to 1.57 can be played)
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