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Croatia vs Portugal Prediction 17.11.2020

Here's our Croatia vs Portugal Prediction analysis: Desperate to avoid relegation from League A of the Nations League, brace yourselves for an inspired display from Croatia when they lock horns with Portugal at Stadion Poljud on Tuesday night.

Croatia vs Portugal Prediction
Match status: 2020 UEFA Nations League
Kick-off:
Venue: Stadion Poljud (Split)
Struggling to hit their former high marks, Croatia have endured a torrid Nations League campaign, and will be hoping the trauma comes to an end soon enough. There is only one game left to play – a decisive one that could determine their league status for the competition’s next edition.

Meanwhile, Portugal have been very impressive in the tournament, picking up ten points from five games so far. However, for all their brilliance, they have failed to proceed to the semifinals. Though there is nothing left to play for, A Selecao will like to sign out of the UNL on a winning note.

Croatia vs Portugal Team News

For a side that reached the final of the 2018 World Cup, Croatia have been horrendous in the Nations League this season. They have been through the wringer, picking up only one win from their five fixtures – the solitary victory coming up against basement team Sweden.

Drawn in the same group with European champions Portugal and world champions France, Croatia were always going to struggle to survive in this section. So far, they have failed to show they are on the same pedestal as these heavyweights.

If anything, their displays only prove they shouldn’t be plying their trade in League A, as there are a couple of promising teams more deserving of a spot here. Scheduled to take on Sweden on the last matchday, Vatreni were deemed overwhelming favorites for victory.

Perhaps, Dalic’s men can be forgiven for feeling too optimistic about their chances against this Blagult side that had lost their preceding four games. Failing to assert any form of dominance in the game, Croatia were easily swept aside via a 2-1 score-line.

Now, they are level on points, goal difference and head-to-head record against the basement team, but are ahead on the log via their superior goalscoring numbers. The Blazers have registered a whopping seven goals, compared to the Swedes’ measly three.

To avoid relegation to the lower echelon of the Nations League, Croatia will need nothing but victory in this encounter versus Portugal. A Selecao have played out a wonderful campaign, and are placed second on the log.

They were condemned to a narrow 1-0 defeat to France on the last matchday, ruling them out of contention for qualification. With nothing left to play for, Portugal won’t be too bent on grabbing a win here, but should be gunning for all three points nonetheless.

Injured or Suspended Players

Croatia: No injuries or suspensions.
Portugal: No injuries or suspensions.

Pre-Match Odds

Croatia: 3.2
Draw: 3.46
Portugal: 2.24
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Who will win the match?

Croatia vs Portugal Predictions

In a precarious situation, Croatia need to try to grab a result in this fixture to stay clear of the relegation waters. They will have their work cut-out to stage an upset against this strong Portugal side.

Given Santos is unlikely to field his preferred starting lineup, Croatia could be in with a shout in this fixture. However, we have reason to believe that A Selecao’s fringe players will have enough about themselves to take Vatreni to the cleaners.
Our Betting Tip:
Portugal Win @ 2.11
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Correct Score:
Croatia 1-3 Portugal @

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @
Match Winner:
Portugal Win @ 2.11
Over/Under:
Over 2.5 @ 2.03
Team Goals:
Away Over 1.5 @ 2.14
Goalscorer:
Ronaldo to Score @ 2.00
Handicap:
Away -1.5 AH @ 3.88
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