Description: FRA Vs CRO Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: France look to make it two wins out of two as they look to move past the group stages this time around.
They had to sweat it out against Sweden but France at the end of the day managed to turn the wind in their favour. It was a gruelling and arduous 1-0 win for the side but won the side will be glad for as they opened their 2020-21 edition in the UEFA Nations League with a win.
After failing to move out of their group in the inaugural edition of the marquee tournament, the current World Cup champions are striving to improve on that showing this time around. The side is in solid touch foraying into the tournament with the country having topped its Euro qualifying group with the 8 wins from 10 seeing them edge out Turkey.
Elsewhere, Croatia’s turmoil with the UEFA Nations League further worsened in its tournament opener. The club slumped it its fourth defeat in five in the life of the tournament after being routed 4-1 by Portugal.
FRA Vs CRO Dream11 Probable Winner
While Croatia did manage to finish in first place in their Euro qualifying round, the side has struggled ever since finishing in the summit clash of the World Cup back in 2018. The side looks to have peaked ever since, failing to recover from its 4-2 routing received at the hands of France in that marquee summit clash.
And we envisage today’s clash shaping out in the same manner. France are a well rounded and endowed setup, a team which will clampdown on Croatia all across the 90 minutes.
Probable Playing 11
- Ndombele tested positive for COVID with the set of events set to rule him out for the affair.
Lloris, Upamecano, Varane, Kimpembe, Dubois, Kante, Rabiot, Mendy, Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappe
Livakovic, Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Barisic, Kovacic, Brozovic, Rebic, Vlasic, Perisic, Kramaric
UEFA Nations League 2020-21
Match: France Vs Croatia Group 3
Date And Time: 9th September, Wednesday- 12:15am IST
Venue: Stade de France, Paris Saint Denis
Telecast: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Mbappe: 1 Goal
- Bruno: 1 Goal
Sweden Vs France: 0-1
Portugal Vs Croatia: 4-1
Dream 11 Picks
Dominik Livakovic couldn’t have done any more for Croatia in the bygone encounter. Despite being asked to safeguard a backline that let in four goals, he still managed to make a name for himself as he roped his way a slew of saves on the day.
A massive reason France managed to win their outing against Sweden was due to their backline. The team’s defence went about its job quietly, refusing to give even the slightest of leeway to Sweden to all the attack to express itself freely.
And with Croatia scoring just once against Portugal, the likelihood of a cleansheet for France today is extremely plausible. It sees us opt for a trio of picks from the home side in the form of Raphael Varane, Dayot Upamecano and Leo Dubois.
Back fully fit and playing in his preferred position, N’Golo Kante was quick to remind everyone of his worth. The French midfielder was back at his best, playing an integral role in his side’s win with a bevy of tackles, blocks and recoveries on the day.
Croatia will on the other hand see us indulge ourselves in a trio of picks from the side. We begin with the CDM pairing, one which will be overworked as the two are asked to persistently curb France’s ruthless attacking plays.
Their tenacity and acumen sees us opt for Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic with Ivan Perisic wrapping up the framework from the side.
Kylian Mbappe ended up as France’s match winner the last time around. His goal was the only in a 1-0 affair, one which alluded to his stature in the country’s side.
We are going to be making this entire docket about the picks from France with Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann being lined up by us as well. With Croatia being torn apart by Portugal for four goals, these two can easily make up for their laggard display the last time around.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His goal against Sweden sees Mbappe be our captain while Giroud is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Hannes, Gomez, Trent, Walker, Arnason, Sigurdsson, Arnor, Sancho, Foden, Sterling, Kane
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