Euro 2012 Score Prediction: Spain vs Croatia Preview, Lineups, Head to Head

Updated at: 7:17 PM.

The two teams both collected four points in Group C Euro 2012, Croatia and Spain, will face each other in the PGE Arena Gdansk, 18th June 2012 2:45 PM (ET). Both teams Spain or Croatia can qualify for the quarterfinals when they draw with a score of 2-2 or more.

However, for reasons of certainty, every team wanted a victory. In addition to their ticket to the next round, they also appear as group winners so will challenge other runners-up group.

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic did not want to play defensively. Must be aggressive from the start that Spanish players do not have room to move. For that, he would change the pattern of 4-4-2 to 4-2-3-1. Moved into playmaker Luka Modric, while Mario Mandzukic on the right wing.

Entrusted to the position of striker Nikica Jelavic. Everton striker could not follow this practice because of flu. However, Bilic believes Jelavic can compete at this crucial match.

Meanwhile, Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is unlikely to change the formation as a player when the Irish beat 4-0. Only, he was anxious to obtain a yellow card already Xabi Alonso, Alvaro Arbeloa and Fernando Torres. They threatened to miss the quarter-final (if qualified) if the return received a yellow card. Cesc Fabregas, Juan Mata and Fernando Llorente would be a substitute.

Spain Croatia data and facts :

* Spain and Croatia can be equally qualified for the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 when they drew with a score of 2-2 or more.

* Note the two teams meeting in the last four games. Croatia won once, lost once, and two draws.

* Spanish release a new record with 860 passing moment's 4-0 win against Ireland, beating the previous record of just 778 passing.

* Spanish goalkeeper conceded just once in the last six games in international tournaments.

Spain - Croatia estimate the starting lineups :

Croatia :

Pletikosa
Srna, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Strinic
Vukojevic, Rakitic
Mandzukic, Modric, Perisic
Jelavic

Spain :

Casillas
Arbeloa, Ramos, Pique, Alba
Busquets, Alonso
Silva, Xavi, Iniesta
Torres

Spain vs Croatia Head to head :

June 8, 2006 Croatia 1 - Spain 2 TEST

Spain - Croatia last five games :

Croatia
June 14, 2012 Italy 1 - Croatia 1 PE
June 11, 2012 Ireland 1 - Croatia 3 PE
June 3, 2012 Norway 1 - Croatia 1 TEST
May 26, 2012 Croatia 3 - Estonia 1 TEST
March 1, 2012 Croatia 1 - Sweden 3 TEST

Spain
June 15, 2012 Spain 4 - Ireland 0 PE
June 10, 2012 Spain 1 - Italy 1 PE
June 4, 2012 Spain 1 - China 0 TEST
May 31, 2012 Spain 4 - 1 South Korea TEST
May 26, 2012 Spain 2 - 0 Serbia TEST

Croatia vs Spain score prediction :

Croatia 1 - 2 Spain 40%
Croatia 1 - 3 Spain 16%
Croatia 0 - 3 Spain 10%

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