The Scout: EURO 2024 Matchday 11

Croatia v Italy

Croatia put in a better showing against Albania, however one point from two games means a win is needed here. Marcelo Brozovic may lose his place in the team for younger legs in the form of Luca Sucic, while Ante Budimir is pushing for a spot in attack. Nikola Vlasic is out due to injury.

Italy were very much second best to Spain and coach Luciano Spalletti will be tempted to make changes. Bryan Cristante and Mateo Retegui are good options to freshen up the midfield and attack. Gianluigi Donnarumma was in superb form against the Spanish, and the 25-year-old captain will be vital if Italy are to have any chance of retaining their title.


Albania v Spain

A gutsy fightback to draw 2-2 with Croatia has given Albania hope of qualification, and coach Sylvinho has no injury concerns so may opt for the same starting side. Klaus Gjasula had an impact off the bench last time out, scoring at both ends of the pitch. Rey Manaj remains the preference up front over Armando Broja.

Spain have already locked in top spot and a place in the last 16 so there could be some fresh faces in the starting line-up. Rodri is out due to suspension, meaning Martin Zubamendi should see minutes. Mikel Oyarzabal, Alejandro Grimaldo, Ferran Torres, and Martin Merino are others in contention to start. Ayoze Perez and Nacho may not be risked due to slight injury concerns.

Spain WIN


Croatia v Italy – Both teams to score – Yes

Croatia v Italy – Over 3.5 total cards

Albania v Spain – Over 2.5 total goals

@ 4.84*

*Odds correct as at 9am 24th June 2024.

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