Croatia vs Armenia: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Syed Talib Haider
Croatia managed a narrow 1-0 win in the reverse fixture
Euro qualifiers 2024 get interesting from here on in. With a win against Latvia in their last game, Croatia will be looking to get the victory in their next game to seal the Euro 2024 spot. They will be hosting Armenia who are coming off a draw against Wales.
While the Chequereds are a win away from sealing a spot in the Euro next year, the Armenians will have nothing to lose. So, they have the power to inflict serious damage to the Croatian dream of qualifying.
Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 7:45 PM GMT
Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 1:15 AM IST
Location: Stadion Maksimir
Croatia (in Euro qualifiers): W-W-L-L-W
Armenia (in Euro qualifiers): W-D-L-L-D
Players to watch for
Andrej Kramaric (Croatia)
The 32-year-old veteran forward, Andrej Kramaric has shown experience in finishing off chances in the Euro qualifiers. Similar to his performance in Hoffenheim shirt, Kramaric has stepped up for his national team as well. He has 4 goals in 5 games and will be eyeing a goal or two in the next game as well to help Croatia earn a spot in the 2024 Euro.
Lucas Zelarayan (Armenia)
Another veteran forward could be expected to get on the scoresheet on the night. Lucas Zelarayan, 31, has somewhat helped Armenia put up a good fight in the Euro 2024 qualifiers. He has scored 3 goals and has provided an assist in 7 games so far.
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Injury and team news
Bruno Petkovic and Mateo Kovacic are among the absentees for Croatia against Armenia. Coach Zlatko Dalic chose Marko Pasalic as a replacement, marking his first call-up to the national team. Additionally, it has already been announced that Ivan Perisic will be absent from the game. No fresh injury news from their last game against Latvia.
On the other hand, their Armenian visitors have nothing much to worry about. However, just like their last game, Tigran Barseghyan, Norberto Briasco, and Sargis Adamyan remain out for the game on November 21st.
Predicted lineups for Croatia vs Armenia
Livakovic; Stanisic, Sutalo, Erlic, Gvardiol; Modric, Brozovic; Majer, Kramaric, Ivanusec; Budimir
Cancarevic; Dashyan, Calisir, Harotyan, Arutyunyan, Tiknizyan; Bichakhchyan, Iwu, Spertsyan, Zelarayan; Ranos
Match prediction for Croatia vs Armenia
The Blazers are favourites to win the game, but it is football. When the teams do not have much to play for they tend to surprise, and Armenia can bring it to the game. We are predicting a very narrow victory for the Croats if anything.
Prediction: Croatia 2 – 1 Armenia
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