France vs Croatia: Preview and Prediction

France takes on Croatia in their fourth group stage match of the UEFA Nations League. The battle between Modric and Kimpembe is the one to watch out for.

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France vs Croatia

Three rounds of matches are over in the UEFA Nations League and now we are heading to the fourth round of matches in the group stage. The third round saw some exciting matches like the one in which the young England team defeated the world number one ranked Belgium team.

The French were dominated by the Portuguese in their game last weekend. However, France managed to bounce back and deliver a good performance in the second half only to draw 0 – 0 with Portugal. Croatia on the other hand would be full of confidence after a comfortable victory over Switzerland.

Preview

Both the 2018 FIFA world cup finalists have displayed some amazing performances over the past weeks. But the FIFA world cup runners up Croatia were humbled by Portugal in their first game of the Nations League despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mbappe vs Modric

These last two sides last met in the second round of matches of the UEFA Nations League. During that face off France got the better of Croatia in which the score line read 4 – 2. Croatia will now hope to seek revenge over France. The victory over Sweden will be a driving factor for the Croatians to deliver a much better performance against France.

Form Guide

France and Croatia have faced each other just 7 times so far. France managed to beat Croatia 5 times out of the seven and Croatia are yet to open their account. However Croatia has managed to draw twice against the World Champions.

Croatia form guide: WWLLW

France form guide: DWWWW

Predicted Lineups

France Predicted Lineups: Hugo Lloris, Lucas Digne, Raphael Varane, Clement, Benjamin Pavard, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Antoine Griezmann; Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud

Croatia Predicted Lineups: Dominik Livakovic, Tin Jedvaj, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Borna Barisic, Marcelo Brozovic, Luka Modric, Josip Brekalo, Mario Pasalic, Ivan Perisic and Andrej Kramaric

Prediction

Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, and Paul Pogba who did everything right except for the finishing against Portugal will try to rectify the same against Croatia. However it won’t be easy for France to defeat the hungry Croatians who are seeking revenge against the French. We predict the score line to be, France 3 – 2 Croatia

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