Dinamo Zagreb vs Atalanta
Date: Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb).
Dinamo, the two-time defending champions of the Croatian league, has started on the right note and looks to extend their title-winning run to three times in a row. They find themselves, at present, at the top of the table along with Hajduk Split, but have played a fewer match than the latter.
The defense has really been the identity of the squad this campaign, as well as the last. This season, they have so far conceded just three goals, and last time around, all the backline let in was a total of 20 goals. Keep in mind that the next best was a mammoth 36 goals, by Rijeka and Osijek.
The Croats will have to lean heavily on these defensive stats as they get prepared to host the incoming Atalanta, who have under their belt great displays against the likes of Juventus, Napoli, Inter, Lazio, etc.
Moreover, with the incredible away stats that the Italians boast of – the squad has lost just once this year on the road and has a 100% win-record in road games in 2019-20.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Atalanta Head-to-head (h2h)
- The teams are locking horns against each other for the first time in the 21st century.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Atalanta Prediction
On first look itself, the quality that a Serie A team brings to the table is something that cannot be discarded. While the guests are a major player in one of the best leagues in the world, their counterparts are a part of the comparatively inferior Croatian tournament.
Moreover, the Italians have built up some momentum with their performances over the course of the last few months, and especially one that needs mention is their form on the road.
Their frontline is also firing on all cylinders, and have registered two or more goals in all of their fixtures this campaign. And to go along with this they have a 100% win-record in away ties.
As such, our top pick for the day is a win for the guests. But to counter the away handicap, we’ll opt for the DNB on the visitors.
On the same note, Dinamo has been flying high in front of the home crowd for quite a long time, and in fact, even have a racked up a ten-game unbeaten run at this venue. Complementing this is their in-form backline that has been extremely frugal in conceding goals.
Reading these stats, the chance for this tie to turn into a high goal-scoring affair is very low.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Atalanta Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Atalanta @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 3.5 Match Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).