Croatia hosts Austria in the city of Osijek in a game from the new edition of the Nations League. Stay with us and our correct football prediction for the match. Here we go!
It was not surprising that Croatia reached their goal in the World Cup qualifies and they will be present in Qatar at the end of the year. Zlatko Dalic’ team won its group so now they can use the Nations League games as a part of their preparation. They reached the World Cup final four years ago so their quality is not a secret to anyone.
Some of the World Cup 2018 heroes are still present in the squad. The captain Luka Modric is 36-years old now, but he just won the Champions League for a 5th time with Real Madrid. He’s the player who will try to inspire Croatia for another memorable performance at the World Cup. At the same time Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic and Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic make the Blazers’ midfield even more impressive.
Austria approach the 2022/23 Nations League season after a disappointing World Cup qualifiers campaign. They reached the playoffs and had a chance to reach Qatar, but got defeated by Wales. This led to the dismissal of the manager Franco Foda.
Das Team now has a new famous head coach to replace Foda. He’s once again German and he’s well-known in the football world – Ralf Rangnick. After finishing his job at Manchester United, Rangnick will now make his official debut against Croatia on Friday.
David Alaba is the big name in Austria’s team. Just like Luka Modric, Alaba is newly-crowned Champions League winner with Real Madrid. He’s the main inspiration of the team and Rangnick will use him as a leader in the dressing room.
That’s the correct football prediction for the Nations League clash between Croatia and Austria. Let’s see if Rangnick can make a successful debut at his new job.