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Betblazer's Definitive Guide: Croatia vs. Spain

UEFA Nations League 12 November 2018

Spain look to bounce back from a 2-3 defeat at the hands of England whilst Croatia are hoping to revive some of their World Cup magic.

Everything you need to know: Croatia vs. Spain

Match information: Croatia vs. Spain
  • When is Croatia vs. Spain?

The match will played at 7.45PM UK time on Thursday the 15/11/2018.

  • Who will referee Croatia vs. Spain?

Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)

  • How can you watch Croatia vs. Spain?

On Sky Sports.

Group standings & head to head: Croatia vs. Spain
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Croatia vs. Spain head to head last 5 matches:

11/09/2018 Spain vs. Croatia (L) 6-0 UEFA Nations League

21/06/2016 Croatia vs. Spain (W) 2-1 UEFA European Championship

18/06/2012 Croatia vs. Spain (L) 0-1 UEFA European Championship

07/06/2006 Spain vs. Croatia (L) 2-1 International Friendly

23/02/2000 Croatia vs. Spain (D) 0-0 International Friendly

Best betting odds: outright winner Croatia vs. Spain


  • Croatia have played one less match than both Spain and England.
  • They lost their last meeting with Spain 6-1.
  • Croatia have only won one match out of four since the World Cup final; a friendly against Jordan.
  • Croatia will play England at Wembley on Sunday.

Expected Starting XI

  • Livakovic
  • Jedvaj, Lovren, Vida, Pivaric
  • Modric, Kovacic, Rakitic
  • Kramaric, Rebic, Perisic


  • Spain currently top Group 4 in Nations League A with six points from three games.
  • They lost their last game at home to England 2-3.

Expected Starting XI

  • D Gea
  • Nacho, Piqué, Ramos, Alba
  • Alcántara, Busquets, Iniesta
  • Silva, Costa, Isco

Match Preview: Croatia vs. Spain

Spain are perhaps the hardest team to predict at the moment. After a 6-1 thrashing of Croatia they lost at home to England 2-3. The Three Lions tore Spain apart in the first half, before the hosts pulled a couple of goals back.

Spain were dumped out of the World Cup by Russia in the last-16. Since then, under the helm of Luis Enrique it has been hard to work out were this team is heading. The quality is there in abundance but the performances have swung from the scintillating Spain of old to hopelessness. This match on Thursday will go someway to showing us in what direction they are heading.

Croatia have not been themselves since the World Cup final defeat. The Croats delivered a truly heroic World Cup run which included three sets of extra time and two penalty shoot-outs. But it seems the ageing squad have begun to run out of steam. Since the final they have drawn against Portugal, lost to Spain, drawn with England and beaten Jordan. They haven't scored a goal in either of their competitive matches since the World Cup final. The quality is obviously there and in Croatia, with actual fans present this time, the Croats could be a tough prospect. Croatian football was marred in scandals before the World Cup and they got to the final - never right off this team.

Best betting odds Croatia vs. Spain

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