The CRO vs ESP match preview –
FIFA World Cup 2018 Runners-up Croatia will be playing their first game of the UEFA Nation’s League as they travel to Spain.
Croatia are now considered one of the best teams in the world since the World Cup heroics. They have arguably the best midfield in the game, and if the team is looked at objectively it has only gotten stronger. The only problem for the side in a striker or an all-out goalscorer. Coach Zlatko Dalic will be taking some time to find the adequate number 9 for the team, and someone who can supplement the goals in the meantime.
Meanwhile, Spain started their campaign with a positive step. They won against a gritty England side, and it was a decent showing from the team. Coach Luis Enrique is doing his best to make sure that the players on the team follow his philosophy of football but also take their time to adjust to this new knowledge. Spain have been underperforming in the International competitions for the last six years and will be gunning to break the duck of misfortune.
The CRO vs ESP Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here, so please go through the entire article for more info. Spain vs Croatia, team news and playing XI are listed here as well.
CRO vs ESP Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, Alicante, Spain. The ground has a capacity of 33,732 and it is going to be a rainy day in Alicante with a 60% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Croatia vs Spain live?
The clash will take place at 12:15 AM (IST) on September 12th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV.
CRO vs ESP recent form (Last six matches)
Croatia – D L W D D W
Spain– W D D W D W
CRO vs ESP Head to head
Croatia Won – 2
Spain Won – 3
Not Decided – 1
CRO vs ESP Team News:
- Ivan Rakitic expected to start this match after being given rest against Portugal.
- Dejan Lovren is the only player who is injured for this game.
- Lovre Kalinic is expected to be the goalkeeper for Croatia.
- Alvaro Morata might have to sit out once again as Iago Aspas or Rodrigo Moreno are preferred in the striking position by coach Luis Enrique.
- Diego Costa is still unavailable for selection as he withdrew from the squad due to personal reasons.
- David de Gea will be the safety net for the backline.
CRO vs ESP Probable Playing 11:
de Gea (GK), Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Alonso, Niguez, Busquets, Alcantara, Isco, Aspas/Asensio, Moreno
Kalinic (GK), Vrsaljko, Mitrovic/Jedvaj, Vida, Barisic/Pivaric, Modric, Rakitic, Brozovic/Kovacic, Pjaca, Perisic, Livaja/Santini
Players to look out for-
The Real Madrid midfield has been in the form of his life. He has taken the responsibility of being the chief creator of the team, and if Spain is going to score a goal, be assured Isco will have a part in it.
- Ivan Perisic
Left footed winger Perisic made his mark on the FIFA World Cup 2018. He is considered as one of the best forwards in the world, and the fact that his team doesn’t possess an out and out striker currently, the responsibilty of scoring goals falls on him.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Croatia vs Spain –
We back Spain to win this game by a scoreline of 2-1.
Spain – Andres Iniesta, David Silva, and Gerard Pique won’t be playing after having retired from international football. Saul Niguez did start the last match and scored a goal against England, so we are expecting him to hold on to his place, while Alvaro Morata could be preferred over Iago Aspas who was ineffective at Wembley. Diego Costa is out due to some personal reasons.
Croatia – Mario Mandzukic, Danijel Subasic and Vedran Corluka all have retired, so won’t be available for selection, while Dejan Lovren remains out injured for the visitors. Midfielder Ivan Rakitic is likely to start after missing the friendly with Portugal, with the Barcelona player set to win his 100th cap.
CRO vs ESP Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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