Croatia and Portugal lock horns in the last-16 of Euro 2016 on Saturday in Lens in one of the most anticipated clash of the weekend. Don't miss our Croatia v Portugal betting preview with expert predictions, betting tips, enhanced odds, probable line-ups, streaming links, bookie offers and no deposit free bets!
CROATIA v PORTUGAL BETTING PREVIEWCroatia collected seven points against Spain, Turkey and Czech Republic to finish top of Group D. They beat Turkey 1-0, beat Spain 2-1 and drew with the Czech Republic 2-2 a match they will lead 2-0 until the final minutes. Ante Cacic’s side are now undefeated in ten games, winning eight games and drawing two.
Luka Modric is injured after picking up a knock in Croatia’s 2-2 draw against Czech Republic and is expected to miss out. Young midfielder Marko Rog could deputise for Modric and partner Milan Badelj in midfield. Mario Mandzukic is also carrying a knock and could be replaced by Nikola Kalinic upfront. Behind the Fiorentina striker, Brozovic, Rakitic and Perisic are expected to start.
Three draws were enough to see Portugal through to the knockout stages. They opened their Euro 2016 campaign with a 1-1 stalemate against Iceland, then recorded a 0-0 draw with Austria as Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty. Finally, the Iberians conceded three goals to Hungary in a very entertaining 3-3 draw last time out. This was in a seemingly easy group too which Portugal were expected to run away with.
Midfielder Andre Gomes and wing-back Raphael Guerreiro are doubts for Fernando Santos. Eliseu expected to continue at left-back while William Carvalo is the favourite to replace Gomes should he miss this clash. Former Man UTD winger Nani is likely to start alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in attack once again, while Ricardo Quaresma is likely to complete the "tridente".
CROATIA v PORTUGAL PROBABLE LINEUPS
Croatia (4-2-3-1): Subasic; Srna, Corluka, Vida, Strinic; Rog, Badelj; Brozovic, Rakitic, Perisic; Kalinic.
Portugal (4-3-3): Rui Patricio, Vieirinha, Pepe, R. Carvalho, Eliseu; Mario, Moutinho, Gomes; Quaresma, Nani, Ronaldo.
CROATIA v PORTUGAL ODDS
|CROATIA||9.00 with||Bet £10, win £90.00|
|THE DRAW||3.10 with||Bet £10, win £31.00|
|PORTUGAL||11.00 with||Bet £10, win £110.00|
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