Shakhtar Donetsk v Dinamo Zagreb Tips & Predictions
22nd October 2019 – 17:55
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Match Preview & Team News
Shakhtar Donetsk will be looking to back up the second-round victory at Atalanta as they play host to Dinamo Zagreb in an important third-round fixture at OSK Metalist Stadion in Kharkiv. The upcoming double header between these two outfits will play a massive role in determining the second-ranked team in Group C as both sides lost to section leaders Manchester City and defeated rock-bottomed Atalanta so far.
The hosts can rely heavily on the head to head tradition as they won four and drew one of five clashes against Dinamo Zagreb. It’s been a decade since the two likes last met each other in a competitive affair and the Ukrainians advanced from the third qualifying round of the Champions League 5-1 on aggregate (3-1 and 2-0 wins).
Shakhtar have a perfect record in the domestic league where they won 11 games with a 36-6 goal-difference en route. They are ten points clear off second-placed Dynamo Kyiv and they will come into this on the back of the 6-0 thumping of Kolos Kovalivka on Friday. Junior Moraes and Taison bagged a brace apiece on the occasion and they will be the biggest threat to Dinamo’s back line here.
The team from Zagreb were on an 11-loss thread in the Champions League before celebrating a demolishing 4-0 victory over Atalanta in the initial game of the 2019/20 campaign. They bagged four goals in a 2-4 win at Gorica on Friday and sit at the top of the pile of Croatian 1. HNL standings, being one point adrift of arch-rivals Hajduk Split.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Dinamo did show strong displays against both Atalanta and Manchester City so far, but we have to see Shakhtar as favourites to snatch the spoils on the home soil. The home win bet is paid at the 8/11 odds.
Goalscorers Market Prediction
Junior Moraes scored 11 goals in 11 league appearances for Shakhtar. He was also on target in the away win at Atalanta in the previous Champions League fixture. We’ll back him to find the net here against Dinamo at the 1/1 odds.
Shakhtar Donetsk v Dinamo Zagreb tips:
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