World Cup – Qualifiers
start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
Saturday only two out of three calendar matches of the 7th
round in the 9 European group had finished. The national team of the
Ukraine in Kharkov had won over the new team of Mircea Lucescu –
the national team of Turkey (2:0). And the Finns in Tampere had won
over the Icelanders.
the match of the national teams of Croatia and Kosovo on the famous
in Zagreb was stopped on the 37th
minute because of a heavy rain. As a result, the Blazers had lost to
the team of Andriy Shevchenko and still have one more game left.
Ukraine – 17 (7), Croatia – 13 (6), Iceland – 13 (7), Turkey –
11 (7) …
(the head coach Ante Čačić)
to the meeting that will be held on Saturday against Kosovo the sport
mass media had suggested that in this match the Blazers will use his
experimental squad in order to avoid injures of his leaders before
more important away match against Turkey.
Ante Čačić is arguing against such point of view. The starting
line-up contains the best players of the hosts – Mario Mandžukić,
Ivan Perišić, Luka Modrić and their partners.
(the head coach Mircea Lucescu)
defeat in Kharkov had put new team of Mircea Lucescu in a very
such a way, prior to the three rounds before finishing the qualifying
campaign, Turkey is giving in two leaders of the champions’ race –
5 and 3 points, respectively. And the team is facing the match with
very strong rival.
to bookmakers, the favorite of this forthcoming battle is the team of
Ante Čačić. Here we have another classical variant of the battle
of over motivated hosts and sufficiently motivated guests. And this
factor includes another possible defeat of the team of Mircea
necessity of victory will make the hosts rushing to the gates of
Danijel Subašić and they will be constantly baring back areas. And
this tactics of the opponents is quite comfortable for quick
counterattacks of Mario Mandžukić, Ivan Perišić and their
– 3.40, draw – 3.20, Croatia –2.20;
tip: Croatia (Asian handicap 0) – odds 1.59 SBOBET