Croatia 0-0-2, Sweden 0-0-2
10/11/20 12 pm
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Croatia is welcoming Sweden to Maksimir in round 3 in the UEFA Nations League.
Croatia hasn’t started the Nations League well, with 2 terrible losses to Portugal and France. During those two losses, Croatia has conceded 8 goals while scoring only 2 goals, but it’s worth mentioning that Croatia has played those two games without Modric and Rakitic. In their latest match, Croatia was playing against Switzerland on the road, and they have had 55% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 3 corner kicks. Croatia has controlled the possession and the midfield in this match while being solid on the defensive end. After losing 1-0, Croatia has scored 2 goals, and they ended up winning this match 1-2. Petkovic, Lovren, and Brekalo have each scored 1 goal for Croatia so far in the Nations League, while Kovacic and Rebic each have 1 assist. Rakitc has been one of Croatia’s best players in the World Cup 2 years ago, and just a few weeks ago, he decided to retire from the Croatian national team, and he will be missed. Croatia is in the last place in their group in the Nations League, but this is the perfect opportunity for Croatia to win some points. Croatia has qualified for the Euro Cup next year, and they could once again be the dark horse of the competition.
Same ao Croatia, Sweden has lost their first two games in the Nations League, but they have conceded only 3 goals in 2 games while scoring 0 goals. In their last match, Sweden was playing against Russia on the road, and they have had 42% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 3 corner kicks. Russia was controlling the game, but Sweden was better defensively, and they had more luck in the attacking end. Sweden has won this match 1-2. Sweden has also qualified for the Euro Cup next year, and they can play good soccer, but I don’t think they have enough offense to make an impact at the Euro Cup next year. Sweden is yet to concede a goal in the Nations League. Sweden has a few good players like Isak, Kulusevski, Forsberg, and Lindelof on the defensive end, and they are a good team, but when Sweden is playing against the teams that like to have the possession, they are struggling with creating chances. Sweden is in a group with Spain and Poland, while the fourth team is yet to be determined, but Sweden will be fighting with Poland for that second place, and maybe if they are lucky, they will advance to the next stage.
It’s been a while since Croatia and Sweden have played a game, but the trends are on Croatia’s side in this matchup. There will be some fans on the stands, and Croatia will have good support. I think Croatia is the better team here, with more depth, and I will side with Croatia at home in this match.