| On Nov 14, 2021 4:30 PM IST

CRO vs RUS Dream11 Prediction for Croatia vs Russia World Cup Qualifiers Live Score Daily Fantasy Football Team, Tips & Guide


CRO vs RUS Dream11: Croatia is set to play Russia at the Stadion Poljud in a World Cup Qualifier tonight. Both teams have already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar. They are simply vying for the top position in the group in this game. Croatia is undefeated in six games. They are heading into this game on the back of a 7-1 demolition of Malta. Croatia are just two points adrift of Russia who are on top of Group H with six wins and two draw from nine matches.

Russia have won five on the bounce, conceding just one goal in the process. They are heading into this game on the back of a 6-0 mauling of Cyprus. Both teams are in excellent form and we have an exciting clash on our hands.

Match Details 

Date: November 14, Sunday
Kick-Off: 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Stadion Poljud

World Cup Qualifiers UEFA Group H Table

Russia are top of Group H with 22 points, while Croatia are in second spot on 20 points.

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Croatia: WDWWW
Russia: WWWWW

Head to Head

Netherlands won the last encounter between the two sides by four goals.

CRO vs RUS Dream11 Prediction Details

Croatia News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Mateo Kovacic and Josip Brekalo are unavailable.
  • There are no suspensions.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Croatia will lineup in a 4-3-3 formation.
  • Dominik Livakovic will start in goal.
  • Croatia would play with a back four of Josip Juranovic, Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, and Borna Sosa.
  • Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, and Nikola Vlasic will occupy the midfield.
  • Lovro Majer, Andrej Kramaric, and Ivan Perisic should be the front three.

Croatia Starting XI

Dominik Livakovic
Josip Juranovic
Domagoj Vida
Dejan Lovren
Borna Sosa
Luka Modric
Marcelo Brozovic
Nikola Vlasic
Lovro Majer
Andrej Kramaric
Ivan Perisic

Russia News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • There are no injuries in the Russia camp.
  • There are no suspensions.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Russia will also lineup in their usual 4-3-3 formation.
  • Matvei Safonov should start between the sticks.
  • Vyacheslav Karavayev, Dmitri Chistyakov, Maksim Osipenko, and Sergei Terekhov should hold the backline.
  • Roman Zobnin, Danil Glebov, and Aleksandr Golovin will occupy the midfield.
  • Aleksei Miranchuk, Fyodor Smolov, and Aleksei Ionov should be the front three.

Russia Starting XI

Matvei Safonov
Vyacheslav Karavayev
Dmitri Chistyakov
Maksim Osipenko
Sergei Terekhov
Roman Zobnin
Danil Glebov
Aleksandr Golovin
Aleksei Miranchuk
Fyodor Smolov
Aleksei Ionov

Croatia vs Russia Fantasy Football Team & Tips

Captain Options

Ivan Perisic could be lethal down the left flank for Croatia. Perisic has 2 goals and one assist for Inter Milan this season.

Games Played 10
Goals 2
Shot on Target 3
Assists 1
Pass Accuracy 74
Chances Created 9
Interceptions 13
Tackles 10

Fedor Smolov is must-have for your CRO vs RUS Dream11 teams. He scored a brace in the last game. Smolov has seven goals for Lokomotiv Moskva in the Russian Premier League.

Games Played 12
Goals 7
Shot on Target 21
Assists 0
Pass Accuracy 65
Chances Created 15
Interceptions 3
Tackles 5

Differential Pick 

Andrej Kramaric could prove to be a great differential for your CRO vs RUS Dream11 teams. He has two goals and six assists for Hoffenheim this season.

Games Played 11
Goals 2
Shot on Target 13
Assists 6
Pass Accuracy 82
Chances Created 17
Interceptions 3
Tackles 1

GK: M Safonov
DEF: D Lovren, D Vida, B Sosa
MID: L Modric, M Brozovic, A Ionov, Aleksei-Miranchuk
FOR: I Perisic, A Kramaric, F Smolov

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Likely Winner:

  • Croatia and Russia are both coming off massive victories as they move into the World Cup qualifiers’ final round. Croatia defeated Malta 7-1, while Russia outscored Cyprus six times in a row.
  • Russia is two points ahead of Croatia in the standings, and all they have to do now is avoid loss. Croatia can’t finish worse than second, therefore they’ve already secured a place in the play-offs.
  • Croatia has gone undefeated in the past five games between the two teams, with four of those matches ending in draws.
  • We are predicting a narrow win for Croatia in this fixture.

Match Odds:

Croatia: 9/13
Russia: 23/5

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