Prediction, preview, team news, and more for Croatia vs Spain | UEFA Euro 2020

|

The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament resumes this week with a key Round of 16 match between Croatia and Spain at the Parken Stadium on Monday. Both teams have been inconsistent this summer and come into this match with a point to prove.

Croatia has struggled at Euro 2020, picking up just one point from their opening two games. The Balkan giants, on the other hand, upset Scotland in their last group encounter and will need to repeat the feat in this match.

Spain’s Euro 2020 campaign has followed a similar pattern, with La Furia Roja being held to draws in both of their opening two games. Luis Enrique’s side thrashed Slovakia 5-0 earlier this week, and they will be confident going into this match.

Spain vs. Croatia Head-to-Head
In terms of head-to-head competition, Spain has a modest advantage over Croatia, having won four of the eight games played between the two teams. Croatia has three victories over Spain and will be looking to even the score in this match.

The last time the two teams met was in 2018, when Croatia won a thrilling 3-2 victory. Spain made a number of defensive errors on the day and will need to improve this week.

Croatia form guide at UEFA Euro 2020: W-D-L

Spain form guide at UEFA Euro 2020: W-D-D

Croatia vs Spain Team News

Croatia
imgmate.comsource: imgmate.com

Croatia
Borna Barisic is Croatia’s only injury issue, and his knock could keep him out of this match. Luka Modric shone against Scotland and will likely play in a three-man midfield alongside Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic.

Injured: None

Doubtful: Borna Barisic

Suspended: None

Spain
imgmate.comsource: imgmate.com

With the likes of Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Pablo Sarabia, and Dani Olmo vying for a spot on the forward line, Luis Enrique has a few decisions to make. Sergio Busquets outplayed Slovakia and is expected to start ahead of Rodri for Spain.

Injured: None
Doubtful: None
Suspended: None

Predicted XI for Croatia vs. Spain Dominik Livakovic; Josko Gvardiol, Domagoj Vida, Duje Caleta-Car, Sime Vrsaljko; Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric; Nikola Vlasic, Ivan Perisic, Ante Rebic; Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric; Nikola Vlasic, Ivan Perisic, Ante Rebic; Nikola Vlasic,

Unai Simon; Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Cesar Azpilicueta; Sergio Busquets, Koke, Pedri; Gerard Moreno, Dani Olmo, Alvaro Morata; Gerard Moreno, Dani Olmo, Alvaro Morata; Gerard Moreno, Dani Olmo, Alvaro Morata; Gerard Moreno, Dani Ol

Prediction for Croatia vs. Spain

At Euro 2020, Spain has a rare blend of youth and experience, and they got off to a great start against Slovakia. Pedri and Sergio Busquets were instrumental in Spain’s victory on the day, but they will face stiff competition from Modric and Kovacic.

On their day, Croatia can be fantastic, and they’ve had great results against La Furia Roja in the past. Spain, on the other hand, has lots of Euro experience and a tiny advantage going into this match.




Leave a reply