Portugal – Croatia
Portugal will start defending their Nations League trophy on Saturday when they host Croatia at the Estadio Do Dragao in Porto. This is a match from Group 3 of League A of the competition. Let’s take a look at this game in our soccer betting winning tips for today.
Portugal won the first edition of the Nations League which was a second trophy for them under the management of Fernando Santos. At this moment they have a very good mixture between experienced veterans and young stars with great future. We all know very well players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Joao Moutinho and Bernardo Silva, but we are also really excited to see more of Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix and Francisco Trincao. These young guns will make the headlines in the next few years.
The Iberians already qualified for the Euro 2020 where they will be defending their trophy as well. The second edition of the Nations League could be a good test for their current shape, just less than an year before the European Cup.
Croatia achieved the biggest success in their history just two years before when Zlatko Dalic’ team reached the final of the World Cup. The big question is – can they repeat such a performance again or they are going to be a “one hit wonder?”
The manager Zlatko Dalic made some interesting decisions before the next game. He decided to give a longer rest to the stars Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic. They are not called for the matches against Portugal and France. But don’t think this version of the Croatian team is weak – they still have well-known players such as Lovren, Kovacic, Brozovic, Rebic, Perisic and Kramaric.
These are our soccer betting winning tips for the Nations League match between Portugal and Croatia on Saturday. Is this the moment for the current champion to start with a win? Or maybe the visitors will surprise them?