Croatia vs England (By: LoneWolf)
Tonight Croatia and England will meet for their second game in this competition.
They were both beaten by Spain in the first match, but things for Croatia went definitely worse since they were destroyed 6-0, while England lost 1-2 after having scored the first goal of the match.
Spain already showed to be too strong for these teams, and now they must only fight to avoid relegation.
Croatia after a great World Cup suffered a breakdown and today they will miss several players like Kalinic, Brozovic, Vrsaljko and Mandzukic. Also, Lovren should come back in defense after a long injury, so he won't be at his best. And he probably will be flanked by Vida, who often showed some leaks.
The lineup should be (4-2-3-1): Livakovic; Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Pivaric; Rakitic, Kovacic; Rebic, Modric, Perisic; Kramaric.
England has a slightly better situation, with his already tested 3-5-2. They will miss Jesse Lingard, Dele Alli and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The lineup should be (3-5-2): Pickford; Gomez, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Barkley, Henderson, Winks, Chillwell; Sterling, Kane.
In the end, I see a very balanced match where both teams will want to avoid defeat at any cost, that's why I will take the draw.
Croatia vs England prediction
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