Croatia vs Spain Live | UEFA Nations League | Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018 | Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET | Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb)
The World Cup finalists will be highly motivated to take revenge for a painful 6-0 defeat on the first day of the first UEFA League campaign. The Red Fury was very impressive at night with six unanswered goals at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Elche.
Saul, Asensio, Rodrigo, Sergio Ramos, and Isco were on the account this time. Spain started at the top of the classification with such a victory. They confirmed their victory with a double against England in the second round but failed to secure the group’s first place in the last defeat, while they fell surprisingly in the score of 2-3 at home against the three lions. Luis Enrique will also want to see improvements in his team’s defensive line here against Croatia.
Croatia vs Spain: face to face
- Spain led the table face to face with two victories in their eighth game with the Blazers.
- The teams met at EURO 2016 in France when Croatia won a 2-1 victory in the group stage.
- Three or more goals have been seen in three of the last four games.
Croatia vs Spain: Prediction
Luis Enrique will not be able to count on Paco Alcacer, Diego Costa and Marcos Alonso. However, Iago Aspas has played very well lately for Celta Vigo and he does not doubt that he will be a serious threat to Croatia’s goal during the night. Interestingly, Jordi Alba has returned to the team and must present the initial training to Maksimir.
Croatia is at the end of the group standings with only one point in two games and this is their last chance to try to catch up with the rest of the group. However, Zlatko Delic’s men have not managed to create ground since Mario Mandzukic retired from the national team.
Spain is the favorite of the bookmakers, but we expect a fairly tight competition since the objective of those under 2.5 is attractive at 1.72. Brave bettors can shoot for the draw at 3.30.
Croatia vs Spain: Tips
- Less than 2.5 goals in FT @ 1.72 (8/11)
- Draw at 3.30 (23/10)