FK Krasnodar vs Dinamo Zagreb Predictions
- Krasnodar have had a poor season domestically, currently sitting in seventh position.
- Dinamo Zagreb lead the Croatian top division, averaging 2.47 goals per game.
- Krasnodar have dropped from the Champions League, having won just once.
- Dinamo Zagreb won their Europa League group without tasting defeat.
Cold night is Krasnodar on the cards
Dinamo Zagreb travel to the Krasnodar Stadium to race Russian side, Krasnodar in the first knockout round of the Europa League on Thursday.
Krasnodar have not enjoyed their domestic season, with the side currently sitting in seventh place after 19 games. They’ve started to pick up some form however and have won four of their last five games. In Europe, they haven’t fared much better, winning just once and finishing third behind Chelsea and Sevilla.
Dinamo Zagreb won group K in the Europa League, winning four and drawing twice whilst only conceding one goal. They were the standout performers of the group and rightfully come into this game confidence. This confidence is further enhanced by their domestic form, where they’ve won 15 of their 21 games and currently lead the Croatian first division.
This should be another tie that is very tight without much to pick from between the two sides. The first leg of a contest like this will always be a tough match but both of these sides will be looking for an early advantage. This could mean plenty of goalmouth action and we’re backing both teams to score in this game.
And with both of these high quality outfits thriving and difficult to oppose, we’re also forecasting a 1-1 correct score.