Description: POR Vs CRO Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Reigning champions Portugal look to get off to a winning start in one of the sternest groups.
Defeating Netherlands 1-0 in the showpiece summit clash of the UEFA Nations League, Portugal ended up lifting the glistening trophy for the first time ever. Going down in the folklore of the tournament by winning its inaugural edition, the club will be looking to emulate that consummate success come the 2020-21 edition of the marquee tournament.
Registering wins in 7 of their last 8 outings in the international arena, Portugal make an advent into today’s encounter knowing the value of a win. The club is part of one of the toughest groups in League with Croatia, France and Sweden all set to give them stiff competition as they look to retain their title.
Elsewhere, Croatia are making a foray into this tie not only looking to keep their unbeaten 6 match spin going in the league but also striving to forage their second win in the tournament. The side was in preposterous touch in the first edition, as it pulled off just the one win in four outings against Spain and England.
POR Vs CRO Dream11 Probable Winner
Croatia did manage to shrug off that crude form in the qualifiers for Euro 2020 by topping its Group E with 17 points. The showings were reminiscent of their soiree in the World Cup, one which saw them earning the silver medal.
This has all the makings of a humdinger between two sides who are levelly balanced. Its Portugal’s well endowed attack which sees the wind sway in the side’s favour and should manage to see the side pull off a win on the day.
Probable Playing 11
- Marin is set to miss out on the encounter for Croatia with the player injured at the moment.
Patricio, Semedo, Fonte, Dias, Guerreiro, Neves, Danilo, Fernandes, Ronaldo, A Silva, B Silva
Livakovic, Jedvaj, Lovren, Caleta-Car, Barisic, Brozovic, Kovacic, Perisic, Vlasic, Rebic, Petkovic
UEFA Nations League 2020-21
Match: Portugal Vs Croatia Group 3
Date And Time: 6th September, Sunday- 12:15am IST
Venue: Estádio do Dragao, Porto
Telecast: Sony Ten 1/HD
Luxemburg Vs Portugal: 0-2
Dream 11 Picks
Portugal’s wholesome attack has surprised many a sides across the last couple of years. Making things worrisome for sides with goals coming in from everywhere, we envisage the current champions to test Croatia at every stage of this matchup.
And while Croatia’s life be made extremely tiresome by Portugal, as long as the side has Dominik Livakovic at its disposal, the team will be quietly confident of keeping the home at bay. The shot stopper is a well endowed goal-keeper, a name more than adept at parrying away shot after shot.
Where Portugal’s attack has often ended up taking away the accolades for the side’s recent triumphs in international tournaments, it’s the defence which has formed the real foundation of the team’s consummate success. The backline has gone about quietly in the backdrop, playing a lowkey but quiessential role in the side making such a name for itself.
The team’s guile and resillinace only made it befitting to color this ambit entirely in Portugal’s colors. Our trivalent from the side will comprise of Raphael Guerreiro, Nelson Semedo and Pepe given the two cleansheets on the bounce the setup kept to win the side the trophy the last time around.
He’s not been massively favoured by Portugal till now by Bruno Fernandes looks set to get a chance in the side’s playing 11 today. He makes an advent into the day’s clash in the wake of a largely successful campaign in the Premier League, one where he dived and indulged in shenanigans to wins a slew of penalties.
Bernanrdo Silva endured a lacklustre campaign with Manchester City last season but the midfielder’s squabble with Liverpool supporters on Twitter continued to see him maintain relevance. Wrapping up our trio from the side is Ruben Neves with the Wolverhampton man using his penchant for pinch perfect layups to construct a bevy of goals in the Premier League.
In sublime touch this year, Mateo Kovacic ended up winning the Player of the Season prize at Chelsea. The midfielder’s ability to control the midfield and turnover possession makes him a must have pick from Croatia.
We have Ivan Perisic join up with him owing to the couple of goals he foraged for Bayern Munich in their Champions League winning season.
Despite being a massive flop for Atletico Madrid after going for over 100 million, Joao Felix will still find a place in our setup. With Ronaldo set to miss out today owing to his foot injury, Felix will be deployed upfront infront of a wavering Croatia defence.
Top scorer for AC Milan with over 10 goals, Ante Rebic from Croatia will be wrapping up proceedings for us today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Silva makes for an ideal pick as the day’s captain in Ronaldo’s absence while Rebic is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Livakovic, Pepe, Semedo, Raphael, Silva, Bruno, Ivan, Kovacic, Neves, Felix, Rebic
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