EURO 2016: Croatia vs Portugal

Croatia vs Portugal Betting Tip and Predictions. In the 1/8 finals of the UEFA EURO 2016, Croatia take on Portugal at Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens. Read below betting preview, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Croatia vs Portugal.


Croatia finished the group phase on EURO 2016 at the first position in Group D, after they beat Spanish side 2-1 in the last match. They hoped that could get weaker opponent in the 1/8 finals, but Portugal finished as third in their group, after they failed to beat Hungary 3-3, so we will watch very interesting game between two strong national teams, Croatia vs Portugal. Croatians have made some changes in team and rest few important players against Spain, but despite that fact they have managed to take all three from them. They have very strong and quality squad and in my opinion they are favorites to reach the 1/4 finals. With two amazing midfielders, Rakitic and Modric, and very solid defence and attack, they hope that can repeat their good performance and eliminated Portugal. It won’t be an easy game for them, but in this moment they are better team and should go through.

Portugal finished at the 3rd position in Group F and to be honest they didn’t impress at all on EURO 2016 so far. They didn’t lose any game, but on the other side they failed to win (0-3-0). Portugal have one of the best player in their squad, Cristiano Ronaldo, but we all have seen that he can’t do too much alone and if their national team don’t improve their performance against Croatia, it will be very hard for them to reach the 1/8 finals. Portugal have already played against Croatia three times in their history, including friendlies, and beat them in all matches, but if they want to do it again they will have to do their best in order to eliminate them.

Croatia vs Portugal Team News

Croatia rested few important players against Italy. Their key midfielder Luka Modric is back in squad after minor injury, so their coach Ante Čačić should use the same line-up from the first two matches. Portugal have no serious injury problems. André Gomes and Raphael Guerreiro are both doubtful for this game, but they both should be in the first eleven.

Croatia vs Portugal possible lineups

Croatia: Subašić; Srna, Ćorluka, Vida, Strinić; Modrić, Badelj, Brozović, Rakitić, Perišić; Mandžukić.
Portugal: Rui Patrício; Vierinha, Ricardo Carvalho, Pepe, Raphäel Guerreiro; André Gomes, William Carvalho, João Moutinho, João Mário; Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Croatia vs Portugal Prediction

I expect very interesting match between Croatia vs Portugal and believe that Croatians have what they need in order to eliminate Portugal. They are playing the best football on this tournament and I don’t see Portugal in the 1/4 finals.

Croatia vs Portugal Betting Tip: Croatia to qualify @ 1.73 (Bet365)

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