Kostas Manolas missed the first leg through suspension and should return to the defence at the expense of Tzavellas or Papadopoulos.
The back three formation did not pay off on Thursday and Michael Skibbe may look to revert to a back four, potentially looking to get another forward in the starting XI given that they must score at least three times.
After such a disappointing result in the week a number of changes are likely, with the likes of Christodoulopoulos and Gianniotas hoping to add some spark in attack.
Zlatko Dalic sprung a couple of surprises in the first leg, leaving Mario Mandzukic on the bench, while Ivan Stinic got the nod at left-back over Josip Pivaric.
Nikola Kalinic led the line and should keep his place having registered on the scoresheet, while Luka Modric played in a more advanced role than usual, with Marcelo Brozovic playing deeper in the absence of the injured Milan Badelj.
After such a convincing first leg victory Dalic may be willing to give a couple of players a chance to impress but he should name an unchanged line-up from the start.
~ Greece have an uphill battle on their hands to say the least after Croatia’s quality showed in the first leg to give Zlatko Dalic’s men a convincing 4-1 advantage.
~ The hosts must score at least three times and as such are likely to name a more attacking line-up on Sunday, which will offer their visitors plenty of chances on the break.
~ There should be goals at either end again as a result, but Croatia should book a place in Russia with relative ease.
Previous Meetings (Last 4 matches)
WC 09-11-2017 FT Croatia 4 : 1 Greece
UEC 07-10-2011 FT Greece 2 : 0 Croatia
UEC 07-09-2010 FT Croatia 0 : 0 Greece
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