Our prediction for this Nations League match:
Estadio do Dragao will host UEFA Nations League derby between Portugal and Croatia. A Selecao were having their ups and downs in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, but thanks to back-to-back wins over Lithuania and Luxembourg they eventually booked their place at the showpiece tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo is not getting any older, and, no doubt, all eyes will be on the Juventus ace when Portugal take on Croatia on Saturday evening.
The Croats, on the other hand, will be without key midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their Nations League opener, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Croatia rising star Nikola Vlasic, who has been producing excellent displays with CSKA Moscow of late, is pushing for a start for the visitors. Anyhow, Zlatko Dalic’s men are unlikely to spoil Portugal’s party in Porto as aforementioned star midfielders will be sorely missed.