Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:
Despite the fact that coach Zlatko Dalic rested a number of first-team regulars in Tuesday’s football match against Iceland, Croatia did well to keep their 100% record at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals intact. The Croats have been in a fine form at the tournament in Russia and seeing that they outclassed Argentina 3-0 in the group stages, it is no surprise they are seen as hot favourites in the clash against Denmark. A man to watch in Zlatko Dalic’s team will be Luka Modric, who is undisputedly Croatia’s biggest star. The Danes have yet to suffer a loss at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but they will have a big fish to fry in Sunday’s clash against Ivan Rakitic and Co. Croatia are more of a team than Denmark and we predict that Zlatko Dalic’s men are going to make it to the quarter-finals without any difficulties.
Highlighted Player (Ivan Perisic):
Ivan Perisic is a Croatian football player born on 2nd of February 1989 in Split. Perisic started his football career in the youth of Hajduk Split where FC Sochaux discovered him by a very young age. After playing for FC Sochaux, Club Brugge, Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg Inter Milan transferred him for approximately 17 million euro.
Perisic made his debut for the Croatian national team in 2011. Perisic played in all big tournaments so far such as the EURO 2012 and the World Cup 2014. In several EURO 2016 qualification matches Perisic was the captain of the national team.
Perisic is known for being a strong right-footed attacking midfielder. Because of his strength and vision it’s hard to win a duel against Perisic. One of Perisic’ biggest weaknesses is his lack of technique which is required to play for the biggest football clubs. Perisic won several prizes in his career but didn’t always play a big role in them. In season 2010/2011 Perisic was topscorer of the highest Belgian football division scoring 22 goals.
Highlighted Team (Denmark):
The Denmark national team participated at the World Cup finals on four occasions and they recorded their best result at the 1998 tournament. The Danes made it to the quarter-finals of the 1998 World Cup in France, but Brazil proved to be a big catch for the Nordic side. De Rod-Hvide did remarkably well to win the 1992 European Championship, but they were more than fortunate to qualify for the Euro 1992 finals.
Denmark finished their qualifying campaign in second place in the group, but thanks to Yugoslavia’s exclusion from the competition, the team booked their place at the Euro 1992 finals. Denmark impressed at the tournament in Sweden, with the team outplaying Germany in the title game (2-0).
Brothers Michael and Bryan Laudrup and goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel are regarded as Denmark’s most notable players. It has to be noted that Morten Olsen was in charge of the Danish national team from 2000 to 2015. The Danes play their home games at Telia Parken and the capacity of the venue is 38,065 (all-seater).