England and Croatia are set to go head to head on Wednesday night in the Semi’s of 2018 FIFA World Cup as both eye a place in the Final. England go into this game as the favorites.
Kick-off : 9:00 PM (Local)
Venue : Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
England the 1966 world champions have their eyes set on their second world cup trophy ever. However they have got a stumbling block in Croatia in their way to stop them from achieving their dreams.
England have played well thus far and expectations are high from them now. They know that they will have to play to their potential if they hope of getting past the Croatians and they are pretty capable of that.
On the other hand, Croatia know that this is a chance to create history by upsetting a giant. Though it looks unlikely but I think they have got a chance in the game.
Given they defeated the Argentinians in the Group Stages, they need to repeat that performance. If they do that I am sure they can reach the final in Moscow.
England have a better track record against Croatia and I think they will look to extend that.
Team news and possible line-ups
Sime Vrsaljko is doubtful for Croatia for the midweek game as due to injury.
As for England, they have no fresh injury concerns and have a fully fit squad to choose from.
Croatia XI : Subasic, Corluka, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Modric, Rakitic, Rebic, Kramaric, Perisic, Mandzukic.
England XI : Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Young, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Kane.
I think it’s gonna be a tough game between two sides which have been quite good in this world cup thus far. But in the end I expect England to win this game 3-1.