CRO vs AZJ Dream11 : Croatia look to boost their goal difference when they face off against winless Azerbaijan today
Ever since making the final of the World Cup last year, Croatia have been on a dream run in the land of football. The side have been in unprecedented form, making the most of their limited but worldclass resources to wipe out sides with consummate ease to emerge as one of the most stellar sides in the fraternity.
And the side have carried on with that rampant form in the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Round as well with the team finding themselves sitting within sights of sealing their berth into next year’s main tournamnet. With three wins from four matches, the side are in second place in Group E, only behind Hungary on goal difference, a spot they’ll be eyeing in today’s impending clash.
Taking on bottom of the group Azerbaijan, Croatia will be quietly confident of not only registering a win but pulling off an overwhelming one when they encounter an opposition who have offered little in the way of a fight. The side have won 0 matches out of the four they have played in, leaking 12 goals while managing to string together only four in reply.
It’s a narrative which doesn’t bode well for them with the side beholding a form which Croatia will be looking to capitalise on come today. The side enter today’s match having made a mockery of Slovakia in their previous outing, walking all over them in a clinical 4-0 win, one which is bound to massively motivate them for today’s fixture.
CRO vs AZJ Match Prediction
No question of which side ends up on the greener side of the rub after the culmination of 90 minutes today. Not only will Croatia win this one but they could end up making things extremely silly for Azerbaijan, cleaning them out in a match which will be all about Croatia. The side will be in complete control today, well on top to win this one by a large margin.
Probable Playing 11
- Mateo Kovacic is unavailable for Croatia for this round of the qualifiers due to an injury issue.
Salahat Aghayev (GK), Anton Krivotsyuk, Bəhlul Mustafazadə, Maksim Medvedev, Pavel Pashayev, Gara Garayev, Richard Almeida de Oliveira, Mahir Emreli, Dimitrij Nazarov, Şəhriyar Rəhimov, Ramil Sheydayev
Livakovic (GK), Borna Barišić, Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Karlo Bartolec, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozović, Nikola Vlasic, Ante Rebić, Ivan Perisic, Bruno Petković
UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying
Match: Azerbaijan Vs Croatia Group E
Date And Time: 9th September, Monday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Bakcell Arena, Baku
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Salahat Aghayev, Anton Krivotsyuk, Şəhriyar Rəhimov, Ramil Sheydayev
- Karlo Bartolec, Marcelo Brozović, Nikola Vlasic, Bruno Petković
CRO vs AZJ Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Ahead of making our Dream 11 side for this clash, there was a burning need to fill in the four requisite spots from Azerbaijan. And we start filling in the vacant spots by beginning with their man between the sticks for this one, rolling in Salahat Aghayev into our side for this encounter.
Although a cleansheet is a long gone eventuality for him, the carnage of shots he’ll be coming up against escalates the likelihood of him picking up some good saves today, making him someone to indulge in.
Defenders for CRO vs AZJ Dream11
With Croatia bound to keep a cleansheet in this one with Azerbaijan having nothing in the way of attack to offer, we decided to go ahead with a duo of picks from the side for this clash. Our backline composed only of Croatian names sees us seamlessly blend in function with graceful names, defenders who’ll not only contribute with tackles and blocks but also imbed the due processes to get either a goal or assist in between them.
This sees us pick out the deadly fullback partnership of Karlo Bartolec and Borna Barisic from the side. Our agenda of selecting the one player apiece from all the facets from Azerbaijan see us bring in Anton Krivotsyuk from the side.
CRO vs AZJ Dream11 Midfielders
We’ll be beginning with the names who scored for Croatia in their recently concluded 4-0 which sees us indulge in the services of Marcelo Brozovic and Nikola Vlasic along with adding in midfielder Luka Modric. This is going to be a clash which Croatia dominate for the entirety of the match, relentless in attack as they use their guile to pile on the misery on their opponents, making this trivalent extremely vital to our side.
The lone pick from Azerbaijan for us sees us bring in CAM Dimtrij Nazarov, someone who plays just off the shoulder of the striker, making him a name who might just contribute with a goal or assist.
Strikers for CRO vs AZJ Dream11
Another duo represents us from Croatia with the first name being of striker Bruni Petkovic after he added a goal to his tally against Slovakia. Ante Rebic comes in as well from the side while Azerbaijan see us go in with their striker, Ramil Sheydayev for this fixture.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Petkovic is made our side’s captain for this clash while we have picked out Vlasic as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.