CRO vs POR Dream11 Prediction: Croatia will be desperate to avoid relegation from the UEFA Nations League A when they welcome Portugal to Stadion Poljud on Tuesday. Portugal’s loss at home to France ended their hopes of qualifying for the finals of the UEFA Nations League and leaves them with nothing to play for in the final game away to Croatia. The hosts meanwhile must win to guarantee that they avoid relegation, with anything less allowing Sweden the opportunity to stay up at their expense. Portugal could rotate their side here after a gruelling game against France, knowing that they cannot finish top of Group A3 and with the match far more important from a Croatian perspective, they are expected to outwork Portugal in this game. Let’s take a look at CRO vs POR Dream11 Team prediction now.
Date: 18 November, Wednesday
Time: 1:15 am IST
Match: Croatia vs Portugal
Place: Stadion Poljud, Split
Head to Head: (5 Matches)
Croatia wins: 0
Portugal wins: 4
Croatia Team News
Croatia have not enjoyed the best of forms in 2020, managing to win just two of their seven games this year. Only one of those victories have come in the UEFA Nations League, which means Vatreni do not have any room for error on the final matchday, seeing as they sit level on points with Sweden on three points at the bottom of Group A3 following their defeat on Matchday 5.
Injury update, unavailability
Andrej Kramaric, Marcelo Brozovic and Domagoj Vida not making the squad due to the coronavirus. Duje Caleta-Car added to those headaches by picking up another yellow card against Sweden, which means he’s suspended for this game.
CRO Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
Livakovic; Juranovic, Pongracic, Lovren, Barisic; Modric, Kovacic; Brekalo, Vlasic, Perisic; Budimir
Subs (probable): Petkovic, Colak, Brekalo
Portugal Team News
For Portugal, on the other hand, the game on Tuesday will be a dead rubber after being narrowly beaten by France 1-0 last weekend. The defeat means that the Nations League holders cannot top their group even if France lose to Sweden due to an inferior head-to-head record and the Seleccao cannot finish any lower than second either.
Injury update, unavailability
Renato Sanches picked up an injury against Andorra so is doubtful for this game, with Ruben Neves likely to replace him alongside Joao Moutinho.
POR Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
Lopes; N. Semedo, Dias, Duarte, Guerreiro; Pereira, Neves, Fernandes; Trincao, Ronaldo, Jota
Subs (probable): Podence, Felix, Neto
Let’s take a look at the CRO vs POR dream 11 prediction for today’s football match
Defenders: Dias, Guerreiro, Caleta-Car, Lovren
Midfielders: B Fernandes, B Silva, Kovacic, Perisic
Forwards: Felix, Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo: Ronaldo has 6 goals and a total of 11 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 28.57%. He had a total of 10 big chances.
Ivan Perisic: Perisic has 1 goals and a total of 7 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 26.67%. He had a total of 7 big chances.
Bruno Fernandes: He has 5 goals and a total of 10 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25%. He had a total of 5 big chances.
Mateo Kovacic: Kovacic has 2 assists and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 18.18%. He had a total of 2 big chances.
Who will win CRO vs POR Today Match Prediction Football
Croatia have it all to lose in this encounter, whereas Portugal are simply playing for pride. The hosts will name a couple of changes in defence, which could have Cristiano Ronaldo and co licking their lips at the prospect of a few more goals against their midweek opponents. We expect Portugal to recover from their loss to France to take the spoils in this one, but with Sweden facing off against Les Bleus on the same night, we do not expect Croatia to be relegated. We predict a 2-1 win for Portugal in CRO vs POR today match prediction.