CRO vs ENG Dream11 Match Prediction | Who Will Win Today match
Kick-off: Sunday, 18th November 7:30 PM IST
England and Croatia eye top spot League A, Group 4 when the two sides meet at Wembley. It’s a winner-takes-all fixture that will take the triumpher through to the inaugural Nations League finals while the losing side will face relegation from the top tier.
The two sides will face-off for the second time after World Cup 2018 where Croatia got the better off England. They will be confident after Thursday’s friendly win over the USA and come out to avenge WC loss.
Croatia, on the other hand, come into the fixture riding high on Thursday’s win over Spain, although they must keep going since this is the all-important decider.
Played – 9, England – 4, Croatia – 3, Draws – 2
Recent Form (last six matches)
England – L L W D W W
Croatia – L D L D W W
England 0 – 0 Croatia (13th October 2018, UEFA Nations League)
Croatia will miss the services of midfielder Ivan Rakitic who has returned to Barcelona after an unspecified injury. Josip Pivaric and Pepe are among other absentees for Croatia.
For England, Kieran Tripper is not part of the squad while Luke Shaw and Joe Gomez are doubtful starters.
Wayne Rooney has retired from International football.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for England vs Croatia UEFA Nations League fixture
Croatia Playing 11: Kalinic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Jedvaj; Modric, Brozovic; Kramaric, Rebic, Perisic
England Playing 11: Pickford; Walker, Gomez, Maguire, Shaw; Alli, Henderson, Barkley; Sterling, Kane, Rashford
Goalkeepers – Lovre Kalinic, Karlo Letica, Dominik Livakovic
Defenders – Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Antonio Milic, Duje Caleta-Car, Sime Vrsaljko, Tin Jedvaj, Matej Mitrovic
Midfielders – Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Marko Rog, Mario Pašalic, Filip Bradaric, Nikola Vlasic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic
Forwards – Ivan Perisic, Marko Pjaca, Josip Brekalo, Andrej Kramaric, Ante Rebic
Goalkeepers – Marcus Bettinelli, Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Alex McCarthy
Defenders – Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Lewis Dunk, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane
Midfielders – Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Harry Winks, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson
Forwards – Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho
Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and John Stones were on the bench in England’s last game against the USA, but are expected to return for the all-important game.
Rebic, Modric, Perisic and Kramaric are the key players for Croatia.