Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Parken Stadium in Copenhagen will host Friday’s Nations League game between Denmark and Croatia, who have not met on the international stage since July 2018. The Danes impressed in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, and they continue with brilliant displays in the UEFA Nations League. Fit-again midfielder Christian Eriksen should keep his place in the starting XI, as well as Barcelona winger Martin Braithwaite.
The Croats, on the other hand, did well to hold France to a 1-1 draw in Zagreb, but keep in mind that les Tricolores were without both Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe in Monday’s clash. Anyhow, Denmark have been in a much better form of late than Croatia, which is probably the main reason why we are going to put our money on Kasper Hjumland’s troops. A man to watch in the away team will be Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, while centre-forward Andrej Kramaric is widely expected to replace Ante Budimir in the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Christian Eriksen):
Christian Eriksen born on 14th of February 1992 is a Danish football who plays as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur. Eriksen played in the youth of Odense BK and Ajax Amsterdam where he got picked up by Tottenham Hotspur after 3 seasons.
On 29th of August Eriksen got transferred for 13 million euro and is one of the most expensive Danish football players of all time. Christian Eriksen made his debut in March 2010 for the Danish national team and was the youngest player during the World Cup in 2010.
So far Eriksen played for over 200 club games for Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur. Eriksen is known for his great passing skills and game overview. In his career Eriksen managed to become national champion with Ajax 3 times and won several individual prices for being one of the most talented player of the moment.
Highlighted Team (Croatia):
While the national football team of Croatia also played international matches between 1940 and 1944, they only resumed their duties in 1990 after the country gained independence from Yugoslavia. Vatreni enjoyed a remarkable start on the international stage, winning the third place on their first ever World Cup appearance in France in 1998, while crashing out in the group stage at the 2002, 2006 and 2014 tournaments.
Croatia also reached the quarter-finals at the 1996 and 2008 European Championships, proving they are rightly considered one of Europe’s top sides at the start of the 21st century. Long-serving captain Darijo Srna is their most capped player with over 130 appearances for the national team, whereas former Real Madrid striker Davor Suker is one of their most famous players and top scorer with 45 goals.
Other notable footballers to have played for Croatia include Luka Modric, Zvonimir Boban, Robert Prosinecki, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic. Miroslav Blazevic and Slaven Bilic are the coaches that have been behind team’s biggest success stories up to date.