Dinamo Zagreb vs Manchester City
Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb)
The perennial Croatian champions, currently 3rd on the ladder with one win, two draws and two defeats, will through if they beat Pep Guardiola’s side and Shakhtar fail to defeat Atalanta in Kharkiv.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Manchester City: Head-to-head (h2h)
City won their first-ever meeting 2-0, thanks to goals from Foden and Sterling.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Manchester City: Prediction
Zagreb are set to host Manchester City in the last round of the Group C of the UEFA Champions League.
The perennial Croatian champions, currently 3rd on the ladder with one win, two draws and two defeats, will go through if they beat Pep Guardiola’s side and Shakhtar fail to defeat Atalanta in Kharkiv.
With the win-draw-loss record of 13-2-2 in the Croatian HNL, ‘Modri’ are on the way to win their 14th title in last fifteen years. They are in superb league form, having won eight of their last nine outings.
Nenad Bjelica’s men have recorded ten wins and three draws at this venue across competitions, bagging 1.92 goals per bout and conceding 0.46 per tie. Dinamo have claimed four points from two CL home games – they smashed Bergamese 4-0 before sharing the spoils with Shakhtar in a six-goal thriller.
A point at home vs Miners (1-1) was enough for the Citizens to snatch 1st place in the group and qualification to the Round of 16.
The guests are in rather poor from with only two wins from their last seven games in all competitions. Already 14pts behind Liverpool, Man City will be looking to bounce back from painful defeat in the Manchester Derby.
The Citizens logged six wins, two draws and two losses on their travels this season, averaging 2.6 goals scored per match, whilst shipping 1.2 per game. They have beaten Shakhtar 3-0 and drew with Atalanta (1-1) away from home.
Manchester City won’t be at full-strength on Wednesday – Aguero, Stones, Sane and Laporte are surely out with injuries and Guardiola will probably opt to rest some of the regulars, but here’s the thing though – even their rotated team with the likes of Mahrez, Foden and Gundogan can beat the hosts.
That’s why I’ll back them to get their confidence-boosting rebound win.
I have utmost respect for Dinamo, they have some exciting talents, but I don’t think they’re ready to take down a team like City at the moment.
With 1-2, 1-3 hunch, I’ll take Over 2.5 & BTTS – Yes as an alternative bet.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Manchester City: Betting Tips
Manchester City To Win @ 1.90
Over 2.5 goals and BTTS – Yes @ 1.72.