CRO vs SLO Dream11: This is going to be an intriguing battle here. Croatia need a point from this game to go through to the Euro 2020 finals, but things will be interesting if Slovakia take home all three points, for, in that situation, they will be moving within one point of 2018 world cup finalists, and will have a game in hand to move ahead of Luka Modric and Co in the table. But who is the favorite here, and what bookmakers say about each team's chances? Read more!
Teams: Croatia will be hosting Slovakia.
Competition: Euro 2020 qualification.
Match Venue: Match will be played at HNK Rijeka Stadium Rujevica
Match timing: November 17, Sunday, @01:15 AM
Everything. Dreams. Aspirations. Ambitions. Goals. This is it. It's the Euro. UEFA's quadrennial global showpiece event. Croatia are sitting at the top in Group E, but their situation is precarious. They could yet drop out of the top two, and miss out on the prestigious tournament. But for that to happen, Slovakia must win at HNK Rijeka Stadium Rujevica, and then beat Azerbaijan in the last game. A simple calculation, but not straightforward by any means because this is Croatia we are talking about, a team full of world-renowned stars on their roster. What's important is that they have everything to play for and will be lining up for this game in front of their home fans.
Croatia to win: 4/9
Slovakia to win: 13/2
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There are more chances of Croatia winning the game 1-0 (or by goals-to-nil).
Bruno Petkovic to score the first goal in the match.
Ivan Perisic and Ante Rebic to be amongst the goals or record an assist (s) in the match.
Luka Modric to finish the game with a 90% successful passing rate.
Nikola Vlasic to make more than one key pass in the match.
Stanislav Lobtka to make more than two successful tackles in the match.
Stanislav Lobotka to receive a yellow card at any point in the match.
Albert Rusnak to have at least one shot on target in this match.
Croatia team news:
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, as well as Matej Mitrovic and Andrej Kramaric, have all pulled out from Croatia's squad for their last Euro 2020 qualifier through injury.
The hosts face some issues at the back as first-choice center-backs Dejan Lovren and Domagoj Vida both are out of this game due to suspension.
Croatia are expected to go with Duje Caleta-Car and Mile Skoric at the back with Borna Barisic and Tin Jedvaj covering the wing-back positions. Mateo Kovacic pushes for a start and has a genuine claim following some impressive performances for Chelsea this season but the former Real Madrid player is expected to feature only from the bench here as Luka Modric and Marcelo Brozovoc are both ahead in the pecking order.
The visitors also face issues at the back as Norbert Gyömbér is suspended following his red card in the last game.
Denis Vavro is expected to partner Inter Milan's Milan Škriniar at the back.
Expect Slovakia to go with Peter Pekarik at the right-back, with both Martin Valjent and Lubomir Satka on the bench.
Croatia: Dominik Livakovic (GK), Borna Barisic, Duje Caleta-Car, Mile Skoric, Tin Jedvaj, Marcelo Brozovic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Nikola Vlasic, Ante Rebic, Bruno Petkovic
Slovakia: Martin Dubravka (GK), Peter Pekarik, Denis Vavro, Milan Skriniar, David Hancko, Juraj Kucka, Stanislav Lobotka, Marek Hamsik, Robert Mak, Albert Rusnak, Robert Bozenik
Defenders: Skriniar, Peric, Jedvaj, Pekarik
Midfielders: Modric, Brozovic, Vlasic (VC), Perisic, Lobotka, Kucka
Attackers: Petkovic (C)
CRO vs SLO Dream11 Today Match Prediction:
As we discussed above, Croatia are going to start the match as favorites.