Croatia seems to still be suffering from a major hangover after their World Cup run to the final and their fans would hope that things get better soon enough. They were beaten 6-0 by Spain in this reverse fixture, and could only get a point from their home game against England.
This game offers them the chance to get over their recent run of poor form, but it would be and unwise idea to bet on them beating Luis Enrique’s men.
When Croatia reached the final of the World Cup in Russia, they had one key characteristic, and that was their doggedness and ability to keep fighting until the final whistle. However, they seem to have lost that after losing the competition’s final to France.
They have had a bad spell at the back and offer almost nothing when going forward, their fans would be wondering how they can break a defence with Sergio Ramos when they could beat poor Jordan by just a lone goal in their last friendly game.
Spain have banished their World Cup blues to start Luis Enrique’s tenure on a bright note. They may have been beaten by England in Seville in their last game, they remain a generously talented side. However, conceding 4 goals at home against England showed that they are also a side that is vulnerable at the back, and Croatia could take advantage of that.