TUR vs CRO Dream11 Prediction: Turkey kick-off the international break with their game against Croatia in Istanbul. Turkey is winless in 2020 with 4 draws and a loss. They are also 3rd in their Nationals League Group, 4 points from second place and 5 points from leaders, Russia. They also had an impressive 3-3 draw with a last-minute goal against Germany in a friendly game. Similarly, Croatia has had a tough 2020 with 3 losses in 5 games, including a 4-2 loss to France and a 4-1 loss to Portugal. They are also 3rd in the Nations League Group, 7 points off the top spot.
Fixture name & competition: Turkey vs Croatia, International Friendlies
Date & Time: 11th November, 11:15 pm (IST)
Venue: Vodafone Arena, Istanbul
TUR – DDDDL
CRO – LWWLL
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 meetings, Croatia have 2 wins, Turkey has 1 win and there have been 2 draws between the sides.
Last meeting: Turkey 1-0 Croatia (World Cup 2018 Qualifiers, 5th September 2017)
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, SonyLiv
A) Turkey Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: The only injury concerns that Turkey has are Mahmut Tekdemir who has sustained a muscle injury and Caglar Soyuncu, whose hip injury has ruled him out for about 3 months. They do not have any doubtful players.
Expected changes: Mert Gunok will start between the sticks, right behind a backline of Nazim Sangare, Kaan Ayhan, Merih Demiral and Caner Erkin at left-back. Celta Vigo player, Okay Yokuslu, will sit at the base of the midfield alongside Ozan Tufan and Efecan Karaca. Having freshly returned from an injury, Hakan Calhanoglu will start upfront with Leicester City forward, Cengiz Under, and Lille striker, Burak Yilmaz who should start over Cenk Tosun for the TUR vs CRO Dream11 Team on Wednesday night.
TUR Playing 11 (probable):
Mert Gunok (GK)
B) Croatia Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Andrej Kramaric and Dejan Lovren are confirmed absentees with a groin injury and tendon injury respectively and will miss the game against Turkey.
Doubtful: Zlatko Dalic will have to make a decision on Mateo Kovacic who suffered a foot injury but should be fit to start.
Expected changes: Croatia will have to make a few changes to their side in order to turn their fortunes around. Dominik Livakovic will start in goal, behind Filip Uremovic, Domagoj Vida, Duje Caleta-Car and Dario Melnjak. Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic and Atalanta’s Mario Pasalic will play in midfield alongside either Mateo Kovacic or Martin Rog. Bruno Petkovic should start up front with the flexible, Josip Brekalo.
CRO Playing 11 (probable):
Dominik Livakovic (GK)
TUR vs CRO Today Match Prediction Football Match
Despite their rather poor form, Croatia goes into this game as the favourites with Bet365 and Paddy Power offering odds of 2.37 and 2.30 respectively for a Croatia win, in comparison to 3.00 for a Turkey win. The Turkish side will look to kick Croatia when they’re down and pull off an upset. While they have not won their last 5 games, their draws against Germany, Russia and their comeback against Serbia was quite impressive. They need to start converting their draws to wins and they will want to start that during the TUR vs CRO Today Match Prediction. Croatia, on the other hand, will look to get back to winning ways when they face Turkey.
Captain Options –
Burak Yilmaz – A great start to the season for Burak Yilmaz has seen him accumulate 6 goals and 2 assists in just 9 starts this season for Lille. He has a goals contribution per minute ratio of 96 minutes per goal contribution. He has also provided 10 key passes while creating 12 chances so far. He has 16 shots on target as well which will be a nuisance for the leaky Croatian defence.
Hakan Calhanoglu – Calhanoglu has been an important part of AC Milan’s excellent start to the season. For Turkey, he has a goal and assist in this season’s Nations League in 3 starts. He also provided 10 key passes and created 11 chances in just 269 minutes of football, average a goal creation chance every 13 minutes.
Ozan Tufan – The flexible midfielder will look to be a workhorse in the middle third. He has created 20 goal scoring chances so far while maintaining a pass accuracy of 85%. He also has succeeded 15 dribbles while contributing equally on the other side of the pitch where he has succeeded 7 tackles and 12 interceptions.
Mario Pasalic – Mario Pasalic has been part of a very good Atalanta side and despite their patchy form of late, has put up very good numbers. He has created 26 goal scoring chances so far with a passing accuracy of 91% in the Serie A. He has put in a good defensive shift for Croatia with 9 clearances and 3 interceptions.
Josip Brekalo – Josip Brekalo’s goal and 2 assists in Croatia’s last three games have earned him his place in the team. The versatile Wolfsburg man has created 7 chances while also providing 7 key passes and has succeeded 12 dribbles in about 500 minutes of football.
Ivan Perisic – With 2 goals in his last 3 games, Ivan Perisic will look to get Croatia back to winning ways. He has provided 16 key passes while creating 18 chances this season with 8 successful crosses so far. Playing on the left flank, he covers up well of the left-back with 12 clearances and 3 interceptions.
Differential picks –
Merih Demiral – The centre-back has secured Andrea Pirlo’s trust and has 7 appearances already this season. He has a passing accuracy of 94% and a 100% tackle accuracy in the Serie A. Demiral has impressed with 41 clearances and 17 interceptions so far.
Marcelo Brozovic – Playing in the heart of midfield, Brozovic will be the fulcrum of the team and most attacking plays will originate from him. With 22 goal-scoring chances created, he has a passing accuracy of 89% and has completed 100% of his dribbles in all competitions.