The prediction of England and Croatia comes before the match of the 1st round of the EURO 2020 group stage. This game will be played on June 13th, at Wembley Stadium, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
England vs Croatia Match Preview and Team News
The two nations met at the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup with Croatia emerging winners, and England may feel this is a perfect chance for avenging. They did meet earlier in the Nations League, though, and England won, but a win here would be golden. England goes to this clash straight from two victories in their warm-up matches, beating Austria and Romania in narrow 1-0 wins. The most recent, against Romania, extended their winning run to six straight, and it was their fifth clean sheet in the six matches. England has faced more vigorous opposition in the last three games and won by one-goal margins, but five of their last ten matches have produced over 2.5 goals. Jack Grealish enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and his most significant strength is speed. Jadon Sancho is a real football treasure, and it is a pleasure to watch this guy. He has excellent dribbles, he is fast, and the perfect season is behind him.
Croatia has been on and off in the three years after the 2018 World Cup, and even heading to this tournament, they aren’t in a very strong position. They get to play their first game after going without a win in their two warm-up games, drawing with lower-ranked Armenia and falling to Belgium in the final friendly match. They lost to Slovenia in World Cup qualification earlier on, then Portugal, Sweden, and France in the Nations League. It is safe to say they haven’t beaten any notable opponent in the last nine matches. Their two wins in that run have come against Cyprus and Malta in the World Cup qualifiers, and even then, only the Malta win looked comfortable. Mateo Kovačić is a great player, and he works a lot on the field. He plays without mistakes, all praise for him. Mislav Orsic plays great in Dinamo Zagreb, he has improved a lot, and this youngster is doing great in the penalty area. He has excellent movement, and he is the future leader of the national team.
England vs Croatia Predicted Lineups
England: Pickford, Shaw, Mings, Stones, Walker, Rice, Henderson, Rashford, Mount, Grealish, Kane.
Croatia: Livaković, Vrsaljko, Vida, Ćaleta-Car, Barišić, Brozović, Kovačić, Modrić, Rebić, Perišić, Petković.
England vs Croatia Betting Tips and Predictions
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.
BTTS Yes @2.20
Correct score 1:1 @ 8.00