Croatia vs Denmark – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | UEFA Nations League

Luka Modric of Croatia against Scotland
Luka Modric of Croatia against Scotland / IMAGO

Croatia and Denmark will battle for the top spot in their UEFA Nations League group this Thursday when both teams meet at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb.

Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb)

Key Statistics

Croatia have lost just one of their last seven games at home (W3, D3).

They have kept two clean sheets in their last two games.

Denmark have won four of their last five games.

They have two clean sheets from their last five games.

Head to head

In seven meetings between both sides, Croatia have three wins while Denmark have two wins.

Latest performances in all competitions

Croatia: W-W-D-L-W

Denmark: W-L-W-W-W 

Croatia 

Croatia will look to knock Denmark off the top spot in this group when both sides meet in Zagreb this Thursday.

The hosts come into this tie sitting in second place, two points behind their visitors after taking seven points from their opening four games.

After losing 3-0 to Austria in their opening games, Croatia have since bounced back in style, winning both Denmark and France in their last two games without conceding a goal.

And so they come into this fixture full of confidence and belief. Should they win, they will climb above their hosts to the top spot and can then seal qualification to the next round if they win their last game of the group stage.

Given that they are unbeaten in their last three games against Denmark (W2, D1), they will fancy their chances of getting another win here.

Possible Croatia starting line-up

Ivaca Ivusic; Josip Stanisic, Martin Erlic, Josip Sutalo, Josip Juranovic; Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic; Mario Pasalic, Ante Budimir, Josip Brekalo.

Injured: None 

Suspended: None

Denmark 

Denmark can seal their position as group winners with a win in this fixture.

The visitors have tasted just one defeat in this UEFA Nations League campaign, winning the rest and scoring twice in each game.

And so they will travel to Zagreb looking to pick up their fourth win in this campaign and their fifth win since losing to the Netherlands in a friendly game in March.

Possible Denmark starting line-up

Kasper Schmeichel; Joachim Andersen, Andreas Christensen, Nicolai Boilesen; Rasmus Kristensen, P. Hoejbjerg; Mathias Jensen, Joakim Maehle; Andreas Skov Olsen, Jonas Wind, Andreas Cornelius.

Injured: None 

Suspended: None

Prediction

Croatia 1-2 Denmark 

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