England vs Croatia prediction: Coach Southgate is confident enough to help England go deep in this tournament. When they have a lot of quality factors in their hands. In contrast, Croatia is left with only old veterans, while rookies lack the ability to compete.
- Match date: 01:00 pm on 06/13/2021
- Event: EURO 2021
- Stage: Matchday 1st
- Location: Wembley Stadium
HEAD TO HEAD
STANDING / GROUP D
ENGLAND VS CROATIA PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
England is one of the brightest candidates for the championship title at this year’s EURO. There are too many grounds to confirm this. The first is the force factor. They are one of the teams owning the most equal and powerful players in Europe at the moment. Including famous names such as Jadon Sancho, Harry Kane or Marcus Rashford.
The Trio now has enough experience instead of being a fledgling team like in the 2018 World Cup. They still maintain a fiery play, but the signs of the calculation are still quite clear. In the 2020 World Cup qualifiers, despite playing continuously, England still got 3 winning matches.
In contrast to England, Croatia only got 1 win in the UEFA Nations League 2020. This tournament also showed the serious decline of the World Cup champion. Against the big names, they were completely unable to create difficulties. When facing Portugal and France, Croatia lost the match by a big margin.
Despite being the runner-up of the 2018 World Cup Finals, Croatia is now just a shadow of their own. When the old stars like Rakitic, Modric or Mandzukic are still in a state of fullness. Also with experience, they have surprised many opponents to defeat. But time has passed 3 years and their power has decreased quite a bit.
Lovren is too old to race with young players. While Brozovic and Kovacic still cannot grow if they fight independently. Excessive touches sometimes cause them to receive a red card. It also becomes a burden for this team.
Meanwhile, the English team is at the age of nine of most elements in the squad. Even young talents have confirmed their names like Mount, Rice, Grealish or Saka. Rashford and Harry Kane are world-class killers. With that human alone, the Trio was enough to defeat Croatia.
Not to mention the matches in this group, England is almost considered the home team when playing at Wembley. Already strong with enough armor and weapons, it will not be surprising if the opening 3 points belong to this team.
Select: England FT.
Croatia’s defense was no longer solid. This was exposed in the UEFA Nations League 2020. Specifically, they have conceded 7 times after 2 matches against Portugal and have also been scored 6 goals by France after 2 matches.
England will definitely deploy fast play to hit the opponent’s lack of iron in the attack. Their scoring performance at the moment is very good. When in the last 4 matches has scored 13 goals.
Select: Over 4 FT.
England vs Croatia prediction: England 3-1 Croatia FT.
The confrontations of England and Croatia still bring attraction with many goals scored. Especially with a very strong attack from the British team. Croatia’s defense will be difficult to stand if the midfield is not covered well. Croatia is quite easy to catch, so it is possible that Southgate’s team will actively play offensively from the beginning.
Select: England FT.
England: Pickford, Maguire, Walker, Foden, Trippier, Dier, Mount, Grealish, Rice, Saka, Kane.
Croatia: Livakovic, Lovren, Juranovic, Modric, Bradaric, Skoric, Kovacic, Pasalic, Rog, Vlasic, Perisic.
The above is information about the prediction in the 1st round match between England vs Croatia of EURO 2021 on 06/13/2021 of CMD368 bookmaker.