Croatia and Sweden should produce a tightly-contested encounter as they both attempt to make ground on France and Portugal in Nations League A action.
Here's all of the key info ahead of Sunday's kickoff so that you can make some well-informed betting picks.
🏟 Match context
Four of Croatia's last five matches at home have seen goals at both ends. The 2018 World Cup runners-up have seen their clean sheets dry up in general of late, with no shutouts in their last five. The same can be said of Sweden who has conceded in all of their last three outings overall, although they have won four consecutive matches on the road. This should be a tightly-contested affair with goals at both ends. Both teams are on the back foot after losing their first two matches in the group which means a draw isn't really an option for either side.
Croatia will be without injured first-choice right-back Sime Vrsaljko, and that flank could be an area of potential profit for talented Sweden winger Dejan Kulusevski, who's started his club career with Juventus brightly.
🔮 Predicted XIs
🇭🇷 Croatia (4-2-3-1):
Livaković; Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Barisić; Modrić, Brozović; Brekalo, Pašalić, Perisić; Petković
🇸🇪 Sweden (4-4-2):
Olsen; Lustig, Jansson, Lindelöf, Augustinsson; Forsberg, Olsson, Ekdal, Kulusevski; Isak, Berg
🔑 Key betting facts
- Croatia has only lost one match at home in the last seven years.
- Both teams have scored in Croatia's last six matches, and indeed in 14 of their last 16.
- Croatia has conceded before halftime in their last six competitive internationals.
- Sweden has won four consecutive matches on the road, netting an average of three goals per game in that sequence.
- Young Sweden striker Alexander Isak has five goals in 14 caps for his country and scored last time out against Russia.
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