Croatia-Portugal preview and tip

Published by John Taylor, Croatia-Portugal starts on 2016-06-25 at 19:00 Views: 957

What a derby

What a derby we will see in this match. If we compare this with Wales bs. N. Ireland... well this is jus not same level. Portugal did not show all their power so far as they finish only as 3rd in their group with 3 draws against Hungary, Austria and Iceland. But all those nations play most defence against Portugal and Croatia will play more attackign and we will see what will happen. Croatia is hot after they beat Spain in last group match even without main star Modric and they are confident even luck was not on their side and they got Portugal but could just easy get Iceland.

Croatia is full of stars and really strong in attacking options. Juventus Mandzukic and Fiorentina Kalinic are top choices for central striker. On attacking midfield and winger they have solid options with Inter Milan Perisic and talanted Pjaca. Midfield is strongest part of Croatian team no doubt. Real Madrid Modric and Kovacic, Barcelona Rakitic and Inter Milan Brozovic. Weakest point of Croatian team is defence where there are Lok. Moscow Corluka, Jedvaj from Leverkusen, Dynamo Kiev Vida and Sassuolo Vrsaljko. On goal they have solid Subasic from Monaco but in this team goalkeepers position also brings no additional value to team.

We all know really good who is best players in Portugal team and probably also best player in the world right now it is Ronaldo. But Portugal team is not only Ronaldo. They have 2 great goalkeepers Anthony Lopes from Lyon and experienced Rui Patricio from Sporting. Their defence is realy experinced with all players over 30. Pepe from Real, Jose Fonte from Southampton, Bruno Alves from Fenerbahce. On back positions they have talanted Southampton Cédric Soares and Raphaël Guerreiro from Lorient. Midfield is better for sure. William Carvalho from Sporting, Monaco João Moutinho, Porto Danilo Pereira and Benfica rising star Renato Sanches. In attach they have Ronaldo who will have support in Nani and Ricardo Quaresma and there are some young players waiting for their chance.

This match is tricky. Croatia show more on this tournement no doubt but they play in easy group. Czeck Republic is not real power and they draw agaisnt them. Turkey was really poor on this tournement and Spain is not what they used to be. Also we need to know Portugal create a lot of chances in all 3 matches but they just did not score a lot. They will have super motivated best player in world Ronaldo and I think they are capable to win Croatia.

Croatia-Portugal tip

Croatia-Portugal Betting Tip

Tip: FT 1X2 TIP 2

Stake: 4

Odd: 3.25

Bookie: Bet365

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