CRO vs SPN: Spain would be looking to carry on their star-studded performance from their previous encounter at the European Championship when they take on Croatia in the Round of 16 matches at the Parken Stadium.
Both teams finished second place in the points table in their respective groups. Spain drew their first two games of the championship. However, they unveiled their true self when they stormed their way into the Last 16 by thrashing Slovakia 5-0.
Croatia had started their campaign off the wrong foot losing to England by 1-0, which was followed by a draw against the Czech Republic. In a must-win against Scotland, striker Nikola Vlašić gave Croatia a 1-0 during the first half. Scotland’s Callum McGregor equalised, which was later denied by Luka Modrić and Ivan Perišić. Finally, Croatia comfortably won the game 3-1 and booked a berth for themselves in the Round of 16.
Match: Croatia vs Spain
Date & Time: 28th June 2021, 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
CRO vs SPN Head-to-Head
Spain has the edge over Croatia with four wins to their name. Meanwhile, Croatia has won three games. One game ended in a draw.
In their previous meeting, Croatia defeated Spain 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League.
CRO vs SPN Predicted Playing XI
Sime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Josko Gvardiol, Luka Modrić, Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Nikola Vlasic, Bruno Petkovic, Ante Rebic, Dominik Livakovic(GK)
Cesar Azpilicueta, Aymeric Laporte, Pau Torres, Jordi Alba, Pedro Gonzalez, Sergio Busquets, Koke, Pablo Sarabia, Alvaro Morata, Gerard Moreno, Unai Simon(GK)
CRO vs SPN Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Dominik Livakovic
Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, Aymeric Laporte, Pau Torres, Domagoj Vida
Midfielders: Luka Modrić (vice-captain), Mateo Kovacic, Sergio Busquets, Koke, Pablo Sarabia
Strikers: Alvaro Morata (captain)