CRO vs NGA Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Nigeria vs Croatia Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Group D, FIFA World Cup 2018 match | Match Day -3

FIFA World Cup 2018

CRO vs NGA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Croatia is often referred as Brazil of Europe will face off against the most populous African country, Nigeria in the 2nd match of Group D. Croatia stunned everyone 20 years ago when they played the world cup for the first time and have reached the semi finals but ever since they have failed to hold on to their magic in grand tournaments.  A lot will depend on the world class players like Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic if Croatia has to go far in Russia. On their way to Russia, Croatia bottled Ukraine to push them from the second place on the points table and failing short of two points from the group leaders Iceland. Then clinging on to a victory against Greece over two legs, Croatia is back in the World Cup but has struggled in the friendly games.

The Super Eagles was the first African team to book a spot in the FIFA World Cup 2018 after registering their win over Zamibia in October.  Despite being clubbed with continental champions Cameroon and Algeria, Nigeria topped the group.  Their pacey, energetic performance throughout the qualifying games had set high expectations of them but they failed to hold off against any high caliber opponent so there is a lot to do for them in this World Cup if they are to be more than a kit sensation in this World Cup.

This FIFA World Cup 2018, Group D, 2nd match is to be played at Kalingrad Arena, Kalingrad at 20:00 hours in Local time. A thrilling game awaits everyone on Match Day 3 for everyone and can be watched live on Sony LIV.

CRO vs NGA Dream11 Team match preview is listed here.  CRO vs NGA Dream11 Predictions are listed here in this match, CRO vs NGA Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here. Scotland vs MEXICO, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.

 

MATCH DETAILS:
When:
June 17, 12:30 AM, IST
Where: Kalingrad Arena, Kalingrad
Capacity: 35,212

 

Recent form (Last six matches)
Nigeria – W W L D L L
Croatia – W D L W L W

 

CRO vs NGA Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injury and Suspension
Nigeria vs Croatia:

Croatia: Luka Modric is expected to play a key role in this game. Ivan Rakitic and Marcelo Brozovic will start in the defensive midfield. Sime Vrsaljko is expected to start at right back. Ivan Strinic is doubtful to start. Mario Mandzukic is expected to lead the attack in the front while Andrej Kramaric would have to sit out.

Nigeria: 19 year old Francis Uzoho may start in front of the goal.  Mikel, Moses and Alex Iwobi may start in the midfield providing support for Odion Ighalo. Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to start on the bench. Leon Balogun is doubtful to play in this game.

 

CRO vs NGA Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable)

 

Nigeria – Uzoho (GK), Seshu, Troost Ekong, Omeruo, Idowu, Mikel, Ndidi, Moses, Etebo, Iwobi, Ighalo

Croatia – Subasic (GK), Strinic, Vida, Lovren, Vrsaljko, Rakitic, Brozovic, Perisic, Modric, Kramaric, Mandzukic

 

Head 2 Head- No official meetings (Previously)
Nigeria – 0
Croatia – 0
Draw – 0

 

Key Players:
Nigeria –
Ndidi, Moses
Croatia  Modric, Perisic

 

Take a look at some statistics:

  1. Odion Ighalo is most likely to make his World Cup debut

 

Important Live updates –

Leicester midfielder Wilfried Ndidi will start in the midfield alongside Nigeria captain and former Chelsea player John Obi Mikel.
While Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, and Ivan Rakitic look set to be Croatia’s main midfield trio.

 

 

CRO vs NGA Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:

 

INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

Croatia are favourites to finish in the top two positions in Group D. Zlatko Dalic’s side, however, have only won two of their last five matches. Nigeria have prepared poorly for the World Cup, losing both of their warm-up matches. They are winless in four games. Croatia should have enough to overcome the Super Eagles and get their World Cup campaign off on the right note.

 

NOTE: THIS CRO vs NGA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.

 

CRO vs NGA Dream11 Team match preview is listed here.  CRO vs NGA Dream11 Predictions are listed here in this match, CRO vs NGA Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here. Scotland vs MEXICO, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.

 

 

 

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