class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Matches involving Zlatko Dalic's side in the Nations League have seen plenty of goals and we think another high-scoring encounter is in store
Portugal travel to Croatia on Tuesday evening in Group tA3 of the UEFA Nations with Fernando Santos’ side knowing they will not be able to defend their title.
A 1-0 defeat to France in Lisbon on Saturday means it is Les Bleus who will be progressing to the finals as group winners at the expense of the reigning champions.
Croatia, meanwhile, are facing the prospect of relegation to League B, but know that a win should guarantee they remain among the elite of the tournament for the next edition.
Croatia vs Portugal Latest Odds
Portugal are unbeaten away from home in the Nations League and bet365 price them at 6/5 (2.20) to record a win.
Croatia’s only home defeat in the competition came last month at the hands of world champions France and the hosts are offered at 11/5 (3.20), with the draw at 12/5 (3.40).
Croatia vs Portugal Team News
Duje Caleta-Car is suspended for Croatia while Filip Uremovic could be a doubt after limping off against Sweden at the weekend.
Portugal have no major selection issues although Santos might choose to give some minutes to some of the less-used members of the squad, with little on the line for the European champions.
Croatia vs Portugal Preview
These two sides met in the first game of the group back in September with the Portuguese running out 4-1 winners in what was an incredibly strong performance from Santos’ men.
The result set the tone for Croatia’s current campaign during which their matches have seen plenty of goals. Indeed, each of Croatia’s last seven matches in the Nations League have seen over 2.5 strikes and both teams scoring and there should surely be interest in backing a repeat.
The hosts have the motivation of trying to win to avoid relegation and have found goalscorers from all over the pitch, with their seven strikes in the competition coming from six different players.
Portugal have generally kept things tight in the tournament but with nothing on the line, there could be more chances of them conceding than in previous matches.
Croatia vs Portugal Tips And Predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is offered at 13/10 (2.30) and looks like an excellent selection.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.