Atalanta vs Dinamo Zagreb
Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) (Milan).
Despite the stature, they hold in world football, or maybe Italian football, Atalanta was thrashed on the road by Dinamo Zagreb in the reverse fixture. And now, the former is desperate for some points, with just two games remaining in the group stage. While the fact they do have the home crowd to cheer them on, the Croatian contingent just might pull another upset this Tuesday.
Atalanta vs Dinamo Zagreb Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two have locked horns just once this decade, and it happened to be the reverse fixture of this game. Then, the Croatians pulled off a massive 4-0 drubbing over the Italians.
- Earlier, these two were pitted against each other in the UEFA Cup, in 1990. The two legs over the span of two weeks resulted in a goalless draw at Zagreb’s home, and a 1-1 draw, in the reverse leg.
Atalanta vs Dinamo Zagreb Prediction
Atalanta were held by Sampdoria in their latest fixture, which was part of their Serie A campaign. The former was on the road and had an additional disadvantage of playing with a fewer man on the pitch, due to a red card. The hosts utilized the situation well, as they recorded a 0-0 draw.
Dinamo on the other hand, celebrated their last match-day, with a 0-5 win on the road against Rijeka, in their domestic league schedule. They had raced to a huge 0-4 lead by 26 minutes and decreased the pace of the game (probably with an eye on this upcoming European encounter). Later, they were able to add one more to their tally to complete the 0-5 scorecard.
This Tuesday, the fact that the reverse fixture ended in 0-4 win for Dinamo will surely be playing on the minds of Atalanta. Moreover, the hosts are desperate as they are placed dead-last in the table, and one more match with dropped points would surely close the gates of Round of 16 on them.
As such, the off-performing Atalanta will try their best to record the win, and this certainly has the potential to backfire.
Dinamo will try their best to take advantage of this desperation of the hosts. Moreover, in the other fixture in the group, Manchester City takes on Shakhtar at the Etihad. Keep note that Shakhtar have the same five points as Dinamo.
Consequentially, a win this Tuesday will help the Croatian outfit to take a major step towards the next round. As things stand, expect the guests, Dinamo Zagreb to avoid the loss at the least.
Atalanta vs Dinamo Zagreb Betting Tips
Double Chance: Dinamo Zagreb or Draw @ 2.40 (7/5)
Dinamo Zagreb +1.5, +2 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).