Kick off: Tuesday, 21 June @20:00 GMT
Venue: Stade Matmut-Atlantique (Bordeaux)
Head to Head Record
Croatia vs Spain 0-1 (Euro 2012)
Croatia vs Spain 1-2 (2006 Friendly International)
Croatia vs Spain 0-0 (2000 Friendly International)
Spain vs Croatia 3-1 (1999 Friendly International)
Spain vs Croatia 0-2 (1994 Friendly International)
Croatia vs Spain Team News
Luka Modric picked up a knock against Czech Republic and he is rated doubtful for the Spain game. Mario Mandzukic missed the last training, but he should be fit to face La Roja on Tuesday night. Coach Ante Cacic has no other injury worries ahead of the Group D derby. Mateo Kovacic is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up.
Doubtful: Luka Modric (92/11)
As reports in Spain suggest, Koke and Aritz Aduriz are both likely to be recalle to the starting line-up, meaning that Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas should drop to the bench. Cesar Azpilicueta is pushing for a start as well after he came as a substitute in the 3-0 win over Turkey. Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the final group game. Experienced goalkeeper Iker Casillas could start this time out.
- Croatia are after their first win over Spain since 1994
- Spain are eyeing their third consecutive victory over Croatia
- Vatreni failed to keep a clean sheet in previous six games at Euro finals
- La Roja aim to keep their third consecutive clean sheet at Euro 2016
- Jesus Navas scored the winner for Spain in their only meeting with Croatia at Euro finals
Croatia vs Spain Prediction
Thanks to a 3-0 win over Turkey Spain clinched their place in the Euro 2016 knockout stages, but La Roja aim to secure top position in Group D as well. Vicente Del Bosque’s men have been producing terrific performances at the European Championship finals and given that Croatia will be without their key player Luka Modric in Tuesday’s derby, I believe that there is a big value in betting on the title holders.
Betting Tip: Spain to win
Odds: 2.00 (1/1) @BetVictor
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