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Croatia vs Scotland: Euros preview

Both nations have collected just one point from their opening two games in Group, with 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia in disappointing form in particular – and a draw here would likely see each side exit the tournament.

After losing 1-0 to England and drawing 1-1 with the Czech Republic, Zlatko Dalic’s men must beat Scotland to reach the last-16 – and they could still finish second in the group if they win at Hampden Park and England beat the Czechs.

As for Scotland, an impressive 1-1 draw against England leaves them in with a chance of the knockouts, but they must also win to at least finish third – but could also finish second if England lose and they better the Three Lions’ goal difference. Billy Gilmour’s Covid test result is a huge blow.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Croatia v Scotland is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

The match will be held at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Where to watch Croatia v Scotland

TV channel: The match will be televised on ITV 4 and STV for free.

Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the ITV Hub and STV Player.

Croatia v Scotland team news

Croatia vs Scotland predicted lineups

Croatia XI: Livakovic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Gvardiol; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Ivanusec, Perisic; Petkovic

Scotland XI: Marshall; McTominay, Hanley, Tierney; O’Donnell, Armstrong, McGregor, McGinn, Robertson; Dykes, Adams

Brozovic, Caleta-Car, Kovacic, Lovren (Croatia) and McGinn, O’Donnell (Scotland) will be suspended if they are booked.

Goalkeepers: Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic, Simon Sluga

Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Borna Barisic, Duje Caleta-Car, Josip Juranovic, Domagoj Bradaric, Mile Skoric, Josko Gvardiol

Midfielders: Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, Milan Badelj, Mario Pasalic, Nikola Vlasic, Luka Ivanusec

Forwards: Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Ante Rebic, Josip Brekalo, Bruno Petkovic, Mislav Orsic, Ante Budimir

Goalkeepers: Craig Gordon, David Marshall, Jon McLaughlin

Defenders: Nathan Patterson, Stephen O’Donnell, Andy Robertson, Kieran Tierney, Greg Taylor, Liam Cooper, Grant Hanley, Declan Gallagher, Scott McKenna, Jack Hendry

Midfielders: Billy Gilmour*, Callum McGregor, Scott McTominay, Stuart Armstrong, John McGinn, John Fleck, David Turnbull

Forwards: Che Adams, James Forrest, Ryan Christie, Ryan Fraser, Lyndon Dykes, Kevin Nisbet

(* self-isolating after positive Covid test.)

Scotland fans celebrate in Glasgow

Croatia v Scotland prediction

Scotland showed real fight against England, with only a lack of quality in front of goal costing them a memorable win at Wembley.

For all their desite in London, the Scots are yet to score a goal in the group – and Croatia have real quality up top which should prove enough to qualify.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Betting odds and tips

Che Adams to score first: 6/1


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