Croatia will travel to Azerbaijan for their next match in the UEFA EURO Qualifiers. With three wins from four matches they are already at top of the table in group E and will be keen to consolidate their position further. They have played good football so far and shouldn’t have much trouble against a depleted Azerbaijan side who have lost its all four matches and are on the edge of elimination from qualifying race.
Match Details :
Match : CRO vs AZJ, Croatia vs Azerbaijan, UEFA EURO Qualifiers
Date and Time : 9 September 2019, 9.30 PM IST
Venue : Bakcell Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan
Croatia Team News and Expected Playing XI :
Team News :
1. Croatia is currently sitting at top of the points table with 9 points from 4 matches (3 wins, 1 loss).
2. Striker Andrej Kramaric has been left out of the squad due to poor form.
3. Ivan Rakitic is out of the squad as he needed to resolve issues with his club FC Barcelona and has been replaced by Marko Rog.
4. Mateo Kovacic is also absent due to unknown reasons.
5. Croatia is coming off with a big 4-0 win over Slovakia and aren’t expected to make any changes in their starting line up.
6. No player from Croatia is suspended for this match.
Expected XI –
GK : Livakovic
DF : Barisic, Vida, Lovren, Bartolic
MF : Brozovic, Modric, Vlasic, Perisic
FW : Rebic, Petkovic
Azerbaijan Team News and Expected Playing XI :
Team News :
1. Azerbaijan is currently sitting at bottom of the points table with 0 point from 4 matches (4 losses).
2. Defender Omar Buludov could make his international debut for Azerbaijan.
3. Midfielder Eddy Israfilov is injured and unavailable for this match.
4. No player from Azerbaijan is suspended for this match.
Expected XI :
GK : Agayev
DF : Krivotsyuk, Mustafazade, Medvedev, Pashayev
MF : de Oliveira, Qarayev, Rahimov, Emreli
FW : Nazarov, Sheydayev
CRO vs AZJ Dream11 Prediction :
Goalkeeper : Agayev
Defenders : Barisic, Lovren, Rahimov, Bartolec
Midfielders : Modric, Nazarov, Brozovic
Forwards : Perisic, Sheydayev, Petkovic
Captain and Vice Captain :
Captain Ivan Perisic and vice captain Bruno Petkovic
Stats and facts :
1. Form guide (last 5 matches)
Croatia – W, L, W, L, W
Azerbaijan – L, L, L, D, L
2. Croatia have scored 9 goals and conceded 4 goals in the 4 qualifying matches.
3. Azerbaijan have scored 4 goals and conceded 12 goals in the 4 qualifying matches.
4. Croatia beat Azerbaijan by 2-1 in their first meeting in this EURO Qualifiers.
5. Most Goals and Assists for Croatia in this EURO Qualifiers –
2 – Ivan Perisic
1 – Borna Barisic / Andrej Kramaric / Ante Rebic / Dejan Lovren / Bruno Petkovic / Nikola Vlasic
2 – M Brozovic / Ante Rebic
1 – Andrej Kramaric / J Brekalo
6. Most Goals and Assists for Azerbaijan in this EURO Qualifiers –
2 – Mahir Emreli / Ramil Sheydayev
1 – R de Oliveira / A Ramazanov