Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction & Match Preview

Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk
Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb).

Dinamo Zagreb certainly gave the visiting contingent a run for their money when they met last month. However, Shakhtar Donetsk have proved already that they are a force to reckon with, even on the road.

As such, count on nothing short of an exciting ninety minutes in this one.

Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk Head to head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture of this matchup finished in a 2-2 draw.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in their previous two games on the trot.
  • Only one of their past three fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk are on a three-match unbeaten streak, with two wins and a draw.

Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk Prediction

Dinamo Zagreb are currently occupying the second position in Group C, albeit only on goal difference. The Croatian outfit salvaged no more than a point in their most recent European clash, which was against this same foe, and will be welcoming Shakhtar Donetsk on the back of a two-match winning streak.

It is also worth mentioning that the hosts have been adamant in front of the home crowd. The squad are sporting a stellar ten-match unbeaten run at the moment. Nine of which have seen them emerge victoriously.

Shakthar Donetsk are on a solid run of the form too and have not been at the losing end in any of their previous eight matchups. Furthermore, the visitors are level on points with Dinamo Zagreb as well and have not admitted defeat in their last two European games either.

The guests have also tasted success in seven of their previous eight outings in all competitions, one of which was against fellow group member Atalanta. Taking into account they also made light work of this foe in their previous visit here, Shakthar are the favorites to secure all three points in this one.

Be that as it may, Dinamo Zagreb have won all of their last five fixtures here, that too with a clean sheet intact. Hence, the safest punt would have to be a double chance backing Shakhtar.

Additionally, as previously mentioned, the hosts have looked lively in the final third and have scored a goal or more in all their clashes on home soil this season. Four out of the last six goals for the hosts in Group C have also come from the comforts of their home.

Considering that their previous h2h encounter also witnessed goals down either end, expect both to have their names on the score sheet by the end of the ninety minutes.

Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting tips

  • Double chance: Draw or Shakhtar Donetsk @ 1.66 (2/3)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3).