The International break sees teams in Nations League action.England travel to Croatia next Friday night in Group A4 action
Both sides have been beaten by Spain in their first matches in the competition. World Cup finalists Croatia were thrashed 6-0 by Spain’s next generation of starts after Spain had won at Wembley 2-1. With two wins from two and a goal difference of +7, Spain are firmly in charge of the three-team Nations League pool.
England are looking to the future, selecting Sancho, Maddison and Mount into their squad with an eye on developing aplay-making number 10 one of the areas in which they have struggled behind Kane.
Croatia beat England in the world cup semi final and are a more experienced team, here at home at Stadion HNK Rijeka an unfamiliar venue with a small 8,200 capacity. This though should be a very close game and this is reflected in prices for the game
Skybet have Croatia 13/8 England 9/5 and the draw 2/1. In such a game the full time draw looks excellent value in games that so far have been played with the intensity of friendlies in the early stages of a nascent competition.