Ireland made Croatia look better than they really are. That will change against Italy. While Croatia have traditionally done well against Italy, and their strikers are in great form with both Jelavic and Mandzukic scoring against Ireland, tomorrow will be different.
The Italian midfield will not allow Modric any space to make plays and control the tempo. Cassano and Di Natale were very clever in their movement against Spain and should have the same success against Croatia.
Pre-game prediction: Italy 1 Croatia 0
Cassano or Marchisio to score for Italy.