Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb
Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
After years of domination wherever he has gone, Pep Guardiola still has the two European titles he grabbed with Barcelona to show for. While his stint with Bayern looked enormously promising, the Spanish gaffer had to contend with domestic glory.
Ever since he arrived at the dugouts of Manchester, the team has been transformed to world-beaters. The last season, for the first time ever in English history, the squad delivered a domestic treble, and now all that remains to conquer for Pep is continental glory.
Exactly as if it was scripted, his unit was placed in probably the easiest of all. Zagreb, Shakhtar, and the Italian Atalanta complete the roster of Group C.
The first match-day saw the Citizens register a 0-3 win on the road against Dinamo, and if they are able to wiggle out a victory in this one too, the chances for them to top the group would sky-rocket.
Opponents Dinamo are surely a force to contend with, in Croatia. But not so much in the continental stage. On top of that, they are struggling right now to keep their levels which they had been showing in previous seasons. At present, their top-dog status in the 1.HNL is under attack by Hajduk Split.
Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two squads are yet to line up against each other.
Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb Prediction
The Sky Blues are easily the best in England at the moment, with Liverpool. They have been dominating the best league in the world unprecedentedly, and on the other side, we have a squad that’s representing the comparatively much weaker Croatian 1.HNL.
On top of this, the English champions have home advantage. The tenth month of the year is about to kick off, and it needs to be noted that the Citizens last lost at the Etihad back in 2018.
In fact, disregarding a draw against Spurs, Pep Guardiola and his men have won every single encounter at this venue in 2019. Not just that, the combined scoreline for their previous two battles at this stadium is an incredible 12-0.
Furthermore, the team has scored twice or more in 17 of their former 21 appearances here, and with Dinamo having been winless in three of their prior five away ties, it’s a given that City will be putting on a huge performance.
Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb Betting Tips
To Win Both Halves: Manchester City @ 1.60 (3/5)
Manchester City – 2 Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5).