Croatia vs England (By: Robber)
The Nations League matches are something between friendly and serious tournament. Some coaches rotate their teams, some send their best but even though they play to win there is less of tention and players are a litlle more relaxed. This match is pretty specific due to some circumstances.
First, it will be played infront of empy stands so the home advantage is probably not a factor. Croatia coach is sending a strong team with Kovacuc, Rakitic and Modric in the middle, while Perisic, Kramaric and Rebic full form the attack. Southgate didnt reveal his starting XI but some changes are expected. They both lost first game against Spain and winning is a must for both. These is a match where absolutely anything can happen and that is why I am going with an unorthodox bet. Vida and Lovren are a good defensive pair, they ynderstand each other and played many ganes together. If Englands attack and midfield will be rotated I expect mistakes like a late pass. With a good synchronized defence Croatia can catch the away attackers in the offside trap. Against Spain, there were 4 corners combined with Croatia while England and Spain had 6. In their match on World cup it was 3:0 in regular time for England, when offsides are considered. In a friensly match there are usually more offside because players dont know each other so well and while this isnt a friendly I believe England alone could reach this limit so I am taking this bet.
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Croatia vs England prediction
|Over 3.5 offsides||Bet365||1.83||8||5 WON (+6.64 units)|