CROATIA VS NIGERIA FIFA WC 2018: CRO VS NIG LIVE SCORE, CRO VS NIG PLAYING 11, CROATIA VS NIGERIA LIVE STREAM FREE, CROATIA VS NIGERIA HEAD TO HEAD AND CROATIA VS NIGERIA PREDICTION SCORE, WHO WILL WIN CROATIA vs NIGERIA, CROATIA vs NIGERIA ONLINE STREAMING, CROATIA vs NIGERIA MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
The 2018 FIFA World Cup has finally arrived and stakes could not be any higher for Croatia and Nigeria as they prepare to clash in a Group D encounter on Saturday (June 16). A mistake here could effectively mean the end of these two teams’ knockout ambitions, with 2014 finalists Argentina most likely to go through as group toppers. Nigeria is Africa’s big hope and they have been attracting a lot of interest, both on and off the pitch. Their new shirt, brought out for the World Cup, has been lauded as one of the smartest for a long time. Other than their visible aesthetics, they also have a number of players like Alex Iwobi, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo who can turn on the heat in any game. Croatia are heading into the tournament as one of the dark horses and have bigger ambitions than the Super Eagles from Africa. As a part of our FIFA WC 2018 schedule, we bring out a complete Football WC 2018 match preview including bits on how to access CRO vs NIG Live Score, minute by minute CRO vs NIG Score updates, predicted CRO vs NIG Playing 11, Croatia vs Nigeria Live Stream free options along with info on Croatia vs Nigeria match highlights. We will also look at Croatia vs Nigeria Head to Head Record, some relevant Croatia vs Nigeria Key Stats and our Croatia vs Nigeria Prediction score for this FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter, in order to know who will win Croatia vs Nigeria.
CRO vs NIG Live Score
Both Croatia and Nigeria will head into the 2018 FIFA World Cup as two of the dark horses and possess the firepower to go deep in the tournament if things go their way. Croatia are a team that play to their strength by keeping possession and getting the wide players involved. Rakitic and Modric usually start alongside Milan Badelj, who offers an extra layer of protection in the middle. Nigeria are not in the best of form right now, winless in four since beating Poland 1-0 in March. While they certainly don’t have the quality of Croatia and Argentina, they have a balanced squad with an identity and a style that can surprise a few people at the 2018 Football World Cup, starting in their first game on June 16. Therefore, there will be no shortage of fans who will be on the lookout for CRO vs NIG Live Score and NIG vs CRO Score including commentary updates for this exciting FIFA WC 2018 fixture.
Furthermore, both teams have a number of star players who can influence the NIG vs CRO Live Score. While superstars like Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic will take the field for Croatia in this Football WC 2018 match, proven Premier League performers like Arsenal‘s Alex Iwobi, Chelsea‘s Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo will lead Nigeria’s charge. The presence of such big names will certainly draw in a lot of fans towards CRO vs NIG Score ahead of this exciting FIFA World Cup 2018 match.
Moving on to the most relevant bit, like every other 2018 FIFA World Cup match this summer, the CRO vs NIG Live Score can be accessed on our personalized NIG vs CRO Live Score widget once the match gets underway. Other than the CRO vs NIG Score, all 2018 Football World Cup fans can also catch a minute by minute commentary feed on our score widget. Elsewhere, our website live.rooter.io will also provide the NIG vs CRO Score. Other than CRO vs NIG Live Score, detailed match stats will also be available on all our platforms including the app.
Croatia vs Nigeria Live Stream Free, Croatia vs Nigeria Online Streaming
The FIFA World Cup 2018 will certainly be one of the most watched sporting events in history given the popularity of football as a sport across the world. Despite not being a part of Russia Football WC 2018, India is no different as the country has innumerable sports enthusiasts who are eagerly awaiting the start of this quadrangular festival. Therefore, we now move on to discussing Croatia vs Nigeria Live Stream Free options and Croatia vs Nigeria Telecast on TV as the CRO Playing 11 and NIG Playing 11 and the CRO vs NIG Fantasy Playing 11 have been set in order.
As is visible in all the adverts on recent TV, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be televised on the Sony Network in India with Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 3 the earmarked channels. Commentary for all 2018 FIFA World Cup matches will be available in both English and Hindi.
The 2018 Football World Cup will draw in a large number of viewers from different cities and Nigeria vs Croatia Streaming free will certainly be in high demand as well. A Nigeria vs Croatia Live Stream free will be be available on Sony’s digital platform SonyLIV once the match gets underway at 12:30 AM on June 17. This will come as good news for fans and viewers who might not have access to televisions sets during the match or might be on the move; looking for Croatia vs Nigeria Live Streaming free options. The whole hysteria around Football World Cup 2018 will also add to the clamour for Croatia vs Nigeria Live Stream options.
While using this Croatia vs Nigeria Live Streaming free, fans must keep in mind that their Nigeria vs Croatia Live Streaming free speeds might vary depending on internet speeds and the available bandwidth.
Croatia vs Nigeria Live Stream Free – SonyLIV
Nigeria vs Croatia Telecast – Sony Ten 2 (HD), Sony Ten 3 (HD)
CRO vs NIG Playing 11
The much awaited Football World Cup 2018 is here and the time to tinker and experiment is now over. In the CRO Playing 11, star man Luka Modric is likely to be deployed much higher up the pitch which can be compared to his role at Real Madrid. This will force Barcelona ace Ivan Rakitic to carry out more defensive duties alongside Marcelo Brozovic in the defensive midfielder position. Ante Rebic showed fantastic displays in warm-up friendlies and he could steal a place in the CRO Playing 11 on the right flank.
Coming to the NIG Playing 11, coach Gernot Rohr does not have significant injury woes and all eyes will be on veteran John Obi Mikel and his ability to complement the defense-minded midfield duo of Ndidi and Onazi. The attacking line will rely heavily on Chelsea’s Victor Moses who had an excellent campaign this season in the Premier League. Rohr will likely play with one striker, meaning either Odion Ighalo or Kelechi Iheanacho could be benched. Nigeria’s biggest concern is the goalkeeper position as Vincent Enyeama retired while Carl Ikeme was diagnosed leukaemia. This means that the 19-year-old Francis Uzoho is likely to be named in NIG Playing 11.
All in all, the CRO vs NIG Playing 11 will be made up of players who are in best shape and peak form. All the above-mentioned big names are expected to feature in the NIG vs CRO Playing 11 from the word go.
The majority of CRO vs NIG Playing 11 for their FIFA WC 2018 opener is expected to be on similar lines from their recent international friendlies. However, we might certainly be in for a couple of surprises in the NIG vs CRO Playing 11 from either manager.
The CRO Playing 11 and NIG Playing 11 will only be available around 11:30 PM IST on Saturday, i.e., one hour prior to the start of match but here is our predicted CRO vs NIG Playing 11, i.e., the likely CRO Playing 11 and NIG Playing 11.
Probable CRO vs NIG Playing 11 (CRO Playing 11): Subasic, Vrsaljko, Corluka, Lovren, Vida, Badelj, Rakitic, Rebic, Modric, Perisic, Mandzukic
Probable NIG vs CRO Playing 11 (NIG Playing 11): Uzoho, Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Idowu, Onazi, Mikel, Obi, Iwobi, Moses, Ighalo
With the NIG vs CRO Playing 11 sorted, it is time to look at the CRO vs NIG Fantasy Playing 11 as fans will also be excited about participating in various leagues on the internet. Considering recent form, here is our CRO vs NIG Fantasy Playing 11:
CRO vs NIG Fantasy Playing 11: Uzoho, Vrsaljko, Shehu, Lovren, Rakitic, Rebic, Modric, Moses, Iwobi, Perisic, Mandzukic
Croatia vs Nigeria Head to Head
It is now time to analyse the Croatia vs Nigeria Head to Head record. Here, we will discuss the Nigeria vs Croatia Head to Head numbers from all their past meetings over the years.
Ahead of their meeting in the Group stage of Football WC 2018, the two teams have never faced each other in the past Croatia vs Nigeria H2H numbers reading 0-0 at this stage. As such, there is no data for the Croatia vs Nigeria Head to Head numbers to be broken down in detail. Due to obvious reasons, the first ever Nigeria vs Croatia H2H meeting will be crucial for both sides. The opportunity to take a 1-0 lead in Nigeria vs Croatia Head to Head record will be an added motivation in this FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter this weekend.
Croatia vs Nigeria Key Stats
Some interesting Croatia vs Nigeria Key Stats are listed below.
- First in the list of these Nigeria vs Croatia Key Stats is that the Super Eagles topped their qualifying group in some style ahead of the likes of Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria.
- In more Croatia vs Nigeria Key Stats, Croatia have conceded in ten of their last 15 matches, scoring in nine of them.
- The fact that Nigeria have found the net in seven of their last ten games, but have conceded in seven of them as well must also be included in our Nigeria vs Croatia Key Stats compilation.
- Another important fact worth putting in this Croatia vs Nigeria Key Stats package is that Nigeria have lost four of their last six games, winning just once.
Croatia vs Nigeria Prediction Score
Coming to the Croatia vs Nigeria Prediction score, Croatian manager Zlatko Dalic will hope that Luka Modric will play like the all-world footballer that he is if they are to get out of the group stage as the Real Madrid man can take control of the game with his terrific vision and playmaking, which are going to be key for his country. Veteran forward Mario Mandzukic is the leading scorer in the Croatia squad, and he’s known as a player who turns up for the big occasions.
Visualising the Croatia vs Nigeria prediction score is made easier when we know that Croatia will be pushed hard by Nigeria and it will be their attacking presence that will give them hope at FIFA WC 2018. Ranked 47th in the world, the Super Eagles will be hell bent on making some noise side at Football WC 2018.
In the end we’re expecting the Croatians to emerge victorious in this 2018 FIFA World Cup encounter. They have the better team and Nigeria’s recent form ahead of the 2018 Football World Cup has been very poor, so we’re going for a Croatia Win in our Nigeria vs Croatia Prediction score.
Who will win Croatia vs Nigeria?
Croatia vs Nigeria Prediction Score: Croatia 2-1 Nigeria
Croatia vs Nigeria Match Highlights
Croatia vs Nigeria Match Highlights is the most important factor for the football fans who have either missed or don’t have access to Croatia vs Nigeria online streaming. Croatia vs Nigeria match highlights will show you all the key moments of the Croatia vs Nigeria highlights.
Just like the Croatia vs Nigeria online streaming, the Croatia vs Nigeria highlights or Croatia vs Nigeria match highlights will be available on Sony LIV, and will provide you the key moments such as top goals scored, best saves made by the keeper and other Croatia vs Nigeria highlights that could go down as the best moments of the FIFA World Cup 2018 highlights. You can follow this article as well, after the match gets over, to get the highlights of Croatia vs Nigeria.