Wales vs Croatia: Match preview
The situation in this qualifying group is slowly breaking out, but nothing has been resolved yet. After the matches played on Thursday, Croatia came in first place in the standings and they are really close to placing on the EC.
On the other side Wales are fourth with six points less. However, the Welsh also have a match less, and they played a good draw on Thursday. In the first match of these selections it was 2: 1 for Croatia.
Wales team news:
Apparently the situation on the table is very bad for the Welsh team. However, it must be known that they played the game less then their opponent. If they resolved it in their favor and beat Croatia in this match, they could have the same number of points as the leader.
This means that this is a key match, with the opponent being the strongest in the group. It is encouraging that they have celebrated both matches in front of their fans so far, and on Thursday they played a good draw in Slovakia. There was no Ramsey in the squad, though it was announced, but he could play now, as would Morrell instead of Ampadu.
Probable starting lineup: Hennessey – Roberts, Lockyer, Rodon, Davies – Allen. Morrell – Bale, Ramsey, James – Moore
Croatia team news:
Croatia came in first place in the group and they are closest to EC placement, but are still uncertain. There have been oscillations and the current world vice-champions have yet to play two good games in a row.
This is what is worrying in the face of the away game at Wales, because at this pace there is now a bad match. On Thursday, they really played well on their home ground against Hungary and returned that rival for their only defeat so far. It was 3-0, and they played in a very offensive formation. It paid off completely and by half time they had scored all the goals and later missed a penalty. The handicap now is missing of Brozovic’s, so probably Kovacic will play instead.
Probable starting lineup: Livakovic – Jedvaj, Vida, Lovren, Barisic – Kovacic, Modric – Perisic, Rakitic, Rebic – Petkovic
Wales are very tight and uncomfortable on their ground, but Croatia also does not have too much pressure and it is clear that the guests will be satisfied with the draw. They will attack first, which suits Wales too, which is why we predict that there will not be many goals in this match.
Where to watch:
TV Channels: CMore Fotboll (Swe), COSMOTE Sport, Eurosport 2 (Den), Futbol, Match TV, Polsat Sport Extra, S4C Digital, Sky Sports Football (UK/Irl), Sky Sports Main Event (UK/Irl), Sport 1 (Cze), Sport 2 (Hun), SportKlub (Slo), Sport TV (Por), TV12, Viaplay (Fin)
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