Place: Stadium Wembley. London.
Date: on the 18th of November, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 15:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: UEFA Nations League
The win of the forthcoming match will make the ancestors of football the winner of the group.
At the same time in three first meetings England has got the only victory. It has happened in Spain (3:2).
Last Thursday England ruined the USA (3:0) in a friendly match at the main stadium of the country.
The 26-year-old forward of Bournemouth Callum Wilson has scored a debut goal as a player of the national team. Also Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jesse Lingard were good.
Harry Kane didn’t participate in that match but from the first minutes his partner in Tottenham Bamidele Alli was playing and it was him to make assist.
Besides him, Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund did what he is able to do best of all and also made assist.
Zlatko Dalić’s team created a mini-sensation, having pulled out a victory over Selección on last seconds (3:2).
Now all three teams of the group have lost chances to continue the fight in the playoffs.
Croatia as well as the future rival will be pleased only with the victory and Spain will be the first in case of a neutral result.
As we assumed, Croatia was shaper in attack during that match than in the previous international pauses.
Croatia scored three goals, having made 16 shorts and 7 of them on target.
At the same time the hosts have presented a ball to the rival, possessing it only 39% of time.
The full back of Bayer Tin Jedvaj scored a double.
In his club the 22-year-old player has also scored two goals since the beginning of an official season.
Against Zurich (1:0) in the Europa League the Croat’s goal also became a victorious one.
Head-to- heads England vs Croatia
All remember qualification campaign for Euro-2008 when during absolutely unimportant for them match Croatia won over England on Wembley (3:2).
After that the teams have met twice in qualification cycle of the World Cup 2010 with devastating victory of England (4:1 and 5:1).
In a semi-final of the WC Southgate‘s team was weaker in overtime (1:2, injury time), in the first round of the current group stage of the Nations League the tied the game in Zagreb 0:0.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match England vs Croatia
England to win – 1.77
Draw – 3.93;
Croatia to win – 4.42
Both rivals prefer to defend on space.
And it will be little space during the forthcoming meeting as for Britain and Croatia the first missed ball will become a serious problem.
The match will be spent under the motto “nobody wanted to risk” that (and it is very probable) will not bring to anyone such desired win.
Total under (2.5) – odds 2.1 1XBET
England to win – odds 1.9 Interwetten