CRO vs ESP Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Croatia vs Spain Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
UEFA Nations League
When:November 16, 01:15 AM, IST
Where: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
CRO vs ESP Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Croatia will aim to keep their faint hopes of securing League A status intact when they host Spain in a UEFA Nations League match at Stadion Maksimir, in Zagreb, on Thursday night (IST).
England’s thrilling 3-2 win over Spain last month threw the group wide open and now all the three teams have a chance to win the group and secure a place in the UEFA Nations League finals to be held next year.
Croatia have just one point from the first two games, but they have played a game less than the other two teams in the group 2coming into this match. If the hosts win this game and beat England in their final group game then the 2018 World Cup runners-up will be the undisputed king of Group 4. And if that happens, Spain will be 2nd and England will be relegated to the League B, so there is plenty riding on this and the upcoming matches.
Head Coach Zlatko Dalic is certainly taking the League quite seriously as he has announced the strongest squad possible for the two crunch games. Wolfsburg winger Josip Brekalo is also in the squad as are Nikola Vlasic and Deje Caleta-Car, the trio have been earmarked as the star for the future.
Spain, on the other hand, remains the favourite to win the group despite succumbing to a shock defeat against the Three Lions last month. The 2010 World Champions are on 6 points from the first three games and a draw in Zagreb may be enough to hand them a place in the finals next year.
Luis Enrique’s era started with three straight wins which also included the 6-0 demolition of Croatia. The biggest difference in the performance of La Roja was the intensity and the attacking instincts which went missing in the world cup.
The next crop of Spanish footballers can at least match the highs of the golden period of this footballing nation, if not betters it. The resurrection of Paco Alcacer is a boon for the manager, though he has been left out of the squad, while the midfield is ready to embrace its next stalwarts with Rodri in particular destined to be a mainstay for the next decade or so.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Croatia – W L D L D W
Spain – D L W W W L
CRO vs ESP Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Croatia vs Spain Team News:
Injured – None
Suspended – None
Questionable – Sime Vrsaljko, Lovre Kalinic and Marcelo Brozovic all missed Croatia’s last international fixtures but have been named in the squad. The trio is expected to feature in the upcoming two games.
Note: Andrej Kramaric and Mateo Kovacic are in contention to start, while Ante Rebic should be the main striker for the host nation.
Key Players – Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic
Injured – Right-back Dani Carvajal is still sidelined as is his teammate at Real Madrid Nacho.
Suspended – None
Questionable – None.
Note: In-form Borussia Dortmund striker is a surprise omission from the squad, meaning Iago Aspas and Rodrigo will be the expected forwards for the visitors.
Key Players – Asensio, Rodrigo
CRO vs ESP Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Croatia– Kalinic (GK), Privaric, Vida, Lovren, Vrsaljko, Brozovic, Rakitic, Perisic, Modric, Kramaric, Rebic
Spain– Gea (GK), Azpilicueta, Hermoso, Ramos, Alba, Niguez, Busquets, Ceballos, Asensio, Isco, Morata
CRO vs ESP Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Spain won the reverse fixture 6-0 in the first international break of the regular season. However, we are not expecting such a one-sided walkover this time around.
But we remain with Spain and expect them to get at least a draw in Zagreb.
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