Croatia vs Spain Betting Tips
With victory as a must, Croatia host Spain on Thursday, November 15. The match is part of the schedule for the penultimate round of the first round of League A of the League of Europe. It will be held at the Maksimir stadium, in Zagreb, starting at 5:45 p.m. (Brasília time).
The selections are in the squatting group 4, which has the Spaniards in the end with six points. The English come next with four. The two teams made three of the four games planned. The Croats are in the flashlight with one point and two games to go. They can thus reach the seven points. Only the first person advances to the semifinals. Whoever stays in the flashlight will be relegated to League B, the Second Division of the tournament that is in its initial edition.
So the World Cup runners-up have an all-or-nothing streak in clashes with Spain and England in a duel scheduled for London’s Wembley Stadium on 18 November. Coach Zlatko Dalic has yet to respond after a landslide defeat by Spain in the first round of the League of Nations. Croatia picked up 6-0.
For the duel of Thursday, will have the ‘reinforcement’ of the fans. In the goalless draw against England, the game was carried out with closed gates due to the punishment applied by Uefa, entity that gathers of the football federations of Europe, by bad behavior of the fans of Croatia in game against Italy by Euro 2016.
Three players were first linked by Dalic. He called strikers Josip Brekalo and Nikola Vlasic and defender Duje Caleta-Car to debut in the main team. The trio stood out in the U-20 team. The athletes called for the decisive matches were:
Goalkeepers: Lovre Kalinic (Gent, Belgium), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb) and Karlo Letica (Club Brugge, Belgium);
Defenders: Domagoj Vida (Besiktas, Turkey), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool, England), Sime Vrsaljko (Inter, Italy), Josip Pivaric (Dinamo Kiev, Ukraine), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Matej Mitrovic Belgium), Duje Caleta-Car (Olympique de Marseille, France) and Antonio Milic (Anderlecht, Belgium).
Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Spain), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona, Spain), Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea, England), Milan Badelj (Lazio, Italy), Marcelo Brozovic Italy), Mario Pasalic (Atalanta, Italy) and Filip Bradaric (Cagliari, Italy);
Attackers: Ivan Perisic (Inter, Italy), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim, Germany), Ante Rebic (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Marko Pjaca (Fiorentina, Italy), Nikola Vlasic (CSKA Moscow, Russia) and Josip Brekalo (VfL Wolfsburg, Germany).
After a devastating start in charge of the Spanish team, coach Luis Enrique needed a 3-2 defeat at home to England to wear the sandals of humility. In the relationship for the duel against the Croatians and the friendly against Bosnia and Hezergovina, scheduled for November 18, he called for the first time the left-back Jordi Alba of Barcelona.
The player, despite being considered by the great majority of the experts of the country as the best of the position and having more than 60 calls for the selection, had been ignored by the coach, who did not have a good relationship with him at the time he was in charge of Barcelona.
The return of Alba ended up stifling the news of the list, which has debutants Celis Brais Mendez and Mario Hermoso of Espanyol. There is also the return of midfielder Pablo Fornals, from Villarreal, who had been called for the first time two and a half years ago and forgotten since then.
Midfielder and striker Isco, who was left out of the last list due to the injury, came back among the squad. However, despite being physically fit and performing well in their clubs, Chelsea’s left-back Marcos Alonso and Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer were left out by Luis Enrique.
The invited athletes were:
Goalkeepers: David De Gea (Manchester United, England), Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea, England) and Pau Lopez (Real Betis);
Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea, England), Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Inigo Martinez (Athletic Bilbao), Mario Hermoso (Espanyol), Jose Luis Gaya (Valencia), Jordi Alba Jonny Otto (Wolverhampton, England);
Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona), Pablo Fornals (Villarreal), Rodrigo, Saul (Atletico Madrid), Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid), Brais Mendez ;
Attackers: Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Alvaro Morata (Chelsea, England), Suso (AC Milan, Italy), Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia) and Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo)
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Spain have won four of their seven matches against Croatia. The Croats took the best in two of the clashes and there was only one draw.A game between two teams that love to change balls in the midfield has as the draw a good prognostication option, although the Croats, by necessity, should show more desire for victory.
Bet Tips: Spain wins