ENG vs CRO Dream11: The loss to Croatia in the semi finals of the 2018 world cup still haunts England and the two teams will come face to face once again in their first match of Euro 2020 Football Carnival. It will be interesting to see whether The Three Lions will be able to take revenge for the loss that shattered their dream of winning the world cup in 2018 or the Vatreni will come on top once again in this blockbuster encounter. The match will be played at England’s Wembley Stadium at 6.30PM IST on 13th June.
- England vs Croatia, Group D
- Date – 13 June 2021
- Time: 16:30 PM IST
- Venue: Wembley Stadium
England Team Preview
Manager- Gareth Southgate
The three lions will kick off their campaign against Croatia in Wembley stadium. England are considered to be one of the favorites to win the euros. Manager Gareth Southgate has many selection decisions to make before his side faces the World Cup runners up. Though they have welcomed back-to-back clean sheets, only Bukayo Saka’s winner could get England over the line against Austria and Marcus Rashford’s penalty was the sole goal against Romania. The big question is whether Southgate will go with three at the back or a 4-3-3
Star Player: Harry Kane- Kane has been phenomenal for spurs this season and Southgate will expect his captain to replicate his club performance for England as well.
Harry Maguire is a major doubt for this match.
Pickford; Walker, Stones, Mings, Chilwell; Rice, Phillips, Mount; Sancho, Kane, Foden
Croatia Team Preview
Manager: Zlatko Dalic
Croatia are heading into this year Euro as a team which has nothing to loose. They are a team under transformation phase with some key players of 2018 World Cup Finals either retired or missing from this year competition. The heart of the Croatian team Luka Modric is still there and he will be a key factor for this team performance.
Star Player- Luka Modric– The star of 2018 World Cup will be looking to give his best for his country in what can be the last European Tournament for one of the greatest midfielder the world football has seen. Croatia achievement in this year Euro will be largely depend on how effective Modric will be.
Dejan Lovren can miss the match due to injury.
Dominik Livakovic; Domagoj Vida, Sime Vrsaljko, Duje Caleta-Car, Borna Barisic; Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic; Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic; Bruno Petkovic
ENG vs CRO Dream11 Team-
GoalKeeper: L Livakovic
Defenders: D Vida, L Shaw, K Walker
Midfielders: L Modric, I Perisic, P Foden, J Sancho, M Mount
Strikers: A Rebic, H Kane
Fantasy Tips: Captain & Vice Captain (Small League)
- Harry Kane
- Luka Modric
Fantasy Tips: Captain & Vice Captain (Grand League)
- Harry Kane
- Luka Modric
Fantasy Tips: Key Players England
- Harry Kane- Harry Kane is the most important player for England and should be a top choice for captain in your Dream11 team. He will be responsible to take England over the line against Croatia.
- Mason Mount- Mount will be eager to add European Trophy to his list of achievements and will be a key player for England to unlock defenses.
- John Stones- In the absence of Harry Maguire, Stones will be the leader of the Three Lions Defense and he will be eager to replicate his club form for his country.
Fantasy Tips: Key Players Croatia
- Luka Modric- Modric is the heartbeat of this Croatian team. He will be the key to Croatia’s success in Euro 2020. He is an ideal choice for captain or vice captain for your Dream11 team.
- Mateo Kovacic- Kovacic is another key midfielder for Croatia. He was brilliant for Chelsea this season winning Champions League and his partnership with Modric will be a key for Croatia.
- Ivan Perisic- A player full of energy. Perisic can prove to be a thorn for any team and can win matches on his own.
Head To Head ENG vs CRO
Played- 10 Eng-5 Cro-3 Draw-2
It is going to be a thrilling encounter but England have an edge over Croatia and can win this match 2-1.
All our picks are based on an in-depth analysis of the stats between two playing teams. Please use these stats/team as a reference for preparing your own teams.