Dinamo Zagreb vs Spartak Trnava
Europe – UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8th November 2018
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb.
The toppers from the Croatian first division takes on Slovakian football club Trnava in the fourth matchday in Group D fixtures.
Zagreb has been on outstanding form in the Europa League so far, winning all their matches so far and thus posting nine points out of an available nine. They have scored a mammoth eight goals while only conceding two.
Trnava, on the other hand, has disappointed with just a win and the other two matches resulted in losses. The only win came against the bottom-most Anderlecht. The Slovakian club has scored two, the joint-lowest, and has conceded four goals so far.
Zagreb just recorded an away victory against a tough Osijek in their league fixture, last weekend. The deadlock remained till the half-time, and in the second half, the visitors responded with two goals to take home the three points.
Trnava too recorded a 2-0 win at home against Podbrezova in the Slovakia Fortuna Liga. An early goal in the first half and a late goal in the second half completed the proceedings.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Spartak Trnava Head-to-head (h2h)
- The only head-to-head match between the two, which was in this year’s Europa League competition itself, ended in an away win for Zagreb, the scoreline being 1-2.
- Zagreb is currently on a 13-match unbeaten streak and has lost only one of their last 33 matches.
- Trnava has been winless in 14 of their last 25 matches.
- Zagreb has lost only one of their last 19 matches at home.
- Trnava has won five of their last 20 matches on the road.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Spartak Trnava Prediction
The Croatian club has this match in the bag and will ensure their progression into the knockouts once the final whistle is blown. The sole match between the teams was won by Zagreb, who were on the road then.
Dinamo Zagreb has been absolutely on fire this season, both in domestic competitions as well as in Europe. They have won all three of their matches so far. One more easy win against this struggling Trnava side and they could make the rest of the two matches mere formality. This fact alone would drive them forward.
A chance to progress further in Europe, in front of their fans will be added motivation.
Trnava has been terrible in the tournament so far. Except for the match against Anderlecht, the worst side in the group, they really let down their fans.
Expect Zagreb to put goals behind the guests with apparent ease. The hosts will win this match with at least a three-goal margin. They have scored 42 goals in their last 17 home matches. Expect the trend to be continued.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Spartak Trnava Betting Tips
Dinamo Zagreb (EH : -1) to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 2.5 match goals @ 1.75 (3/4).