Croatia and France face off in the UEFA Nations League 2022-23 at the Stadion Poljud on Tuesday, June 7. The match will kick off at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Croatia’s Ivan Perisic, Josko Gvardiol and Sime Vrsaljko are doubtful for the upcoming fixture.
For France, Raphael Varane (hamstring) and Kylian Mbappe (knee problem) will be assessed before the Croatia fixture to determine if they are fit enough to play.
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Croatia vs France recent form
Both Croatia and France are coming off home defeats in their opening games in UEFA Nations League 2022-23.
Zlatko Dalic's Croatian side slumped to a 0-3 loss at the hands of Austria. Goals from Marko Arnautovic, Michael Gregoritsch and Marcel Sabitzer saw former Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick get his tenure off to a flying start and condemn Croatia to their first home defeat in any competition since November 2020.
France, meanwhile, started their Nations League title defence on the wrong foot as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat against Denmark. After Karim Benzema gave Les Blues the lead in the 51st minute, Andreas Cornelius came off the bench and scored twice to give Denmark their first win on French soil since 1992.
Croatia: L, W, D, W, W
France: L, W, W, W, W
Croatia vs France head-to-head
Since their first-ever meeting in 1998, France have enjoyed the superior head-to-head record against Croatia with six wins in eight games. Croatia, meanwhile, are winless against Les Bleus. The remaining two fixtures ended in draws.
Their last tie saw France claim a 2-1 victory thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.
Last five meetings:
Croatia 1-2 France
France 4-2 Croatia
France 4-2 Croatia
France 0-0 Croatia
Croatia 2-2 France
Croatia vs France prediction and football betting tips for UEFA Nations League 2022
France, who are unbeaten against Croatia, have the odds of victory in their favour. But, given the quality in Croatia’s ranks, a quality contest could be up on the cards.
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