On Tuesday, Croatia will play against Scotland at Hampden Park in a Euro 2020 Group D matchup that is currently tied at one point apiece. In the previous match, the Chequered Ones played a 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic, while Scotland’s goalless draw with England seemed more like a victory for the Tartan Army. Here is our expert guess on Croatia vs Scotland prediction and lineup.
Croatia lineup: Livakovic; Vrsaljko, Vida, Lovren, Barisic; Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic, Modric, Perisic; Petkovic
In the last match with the Czech Republic, Borna Barisic was absent due to injury but now he is expected to play against Scotland in some capacity.
Once Bruno Petkovic came on, Croatia looked like a better team, and he might lead the line here with Ante Rebic moving out wide.
With Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic are vying for a spot in the middle of the park.
Scotland lineup: Marshall; McTominay, Hanley, Tierney; O’Donnell, McGregor, Gilmour, McGinn, Robertson; Dykes, Adams
Billy Gilmour and Kieran Tierney should preserve their places in the starting XI following strong performances as they were both fit enough to start against England on Friday night.
Steve Clarke is expected to choose an unchanged starting XI for the match against Croatia with no injury or suspension worries.
Scott McTominay would return to the defense in this scenario.
Croatia vs Scotland Prediction
On Friday evening to get a point against the Czech Republic, Croatia came from behind and will now try to finish their Group D campaign with a victory versus Scotland.
Holding England to a 0-0 draw at Wembley, the Tartan Army, like Croatia, drew their second group match. Back at Hampden, they’ll look to make it three wins in a row against Croatia, the most recent of which came in 2013.
Both teams have only scored one goal at Euro 2020, but with a win needed to improve their hopes of making the final 16, expect an open contest with plenty of goals.
Our Prediction: Croatia 2-1 Scotland