UEFA Champions League

Time: 01:55AM GMT+8 on December 11, 2019

Venue: Stadion Maksimir

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GNK Dinamo Zagreb will welcome the defending champion Manchester City at the Stadion Maksimir for the UEFA Champions League, the host will need a victory on this upcoming game to be able to reach the knock out rounds. Following the battle loss that could have a disastrous outcome for their Premier League title defense, the visitors will embrace the chance to leave their miseries behind them when the Champions League group table reopens this week. The City squad is comfortable at the top of the Group table having kept their path to the tournament’s knock out stage with free time to spare with the preparations, and they are the crowd’s favorites to close out the 1st table of the competition with a win in Croatia on Wednesday. Manager Pep Guardiola has the opportunity to mix his team against Dinamo Zagreb with the on the road game to Arsenal in mind, although the irregular Catalonian boss normally likes to avoid huge changes to his starting XI. That must guarantee City field a squad with more than capable to secure three more Champions League points on this match.

Dinamo Zagreb badly need this game to gain points

Dinamo Zagreb presently positioned in 3rd within Group C, will need a victory and one side result in the section’s other game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Atalanta to have an opportunity of joining City in the next round, although their chances of obtaining the points are really slim. The host managed to win once coming from their five Group C matches for the entire August, although Manchester City needed a late Phil Foden to fatten out the final result of the sides’ reverse fixtures at the Etihad in October. Citizens racked up 20 trials on goal to Zagreb’s two in the evening, and just a few uncharacteristically bad finishing from Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling secured the score to respectable levels. The host gets four points from their two group ground games so far against Shakhtar and Atalanta, plus their return of seven goals from the support of continental outings at this venue recommends they have the offensive tools in eight games on the trip overall.

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Key Insights:

  • Manchester City FC will finish top of their group for the 4th time coming from their last five appearances within the Champions League, additionally in evert of the last three seasons.
  • Manchester City have lost once coming from their last 14 Champions League games with 10 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, defeated from the Spurs from the last season’s quarter-final in 1st leg.
  • Dinamo Zagreb has obtained five points within this season’s Champions League and only back in 1998-99 with 8 points have they won more in a single group table within the tournament including the group stage 1st.
  • Dinamo Zagreb has only won once coming from their last five Champions League encounters against English teams with 1 draw and 3 losses, a 2 – 1 victory against Arsenal back in September 2015.
  • This will be considered as the 2nd competitive encounters between Dinamo and City, following the City’s victory in a 2 – 0 at the Etihad Stadium in October.

Head to Head of Dinamo Zagreb vs Manchester City:

Date Team Score Team
01/10/19 Manchester City 2 – 0 Dinamo Zagreb

Last five matches of Dinamo Zagreb:

Date Team Score Team
06/12/19 Dinamo Zagreb 1 – 0 Varazdin
30/11/19 Istra 1961 1 – 2 Dinamo Zagreb
26/11/19 Atalanta 2 – 0 Dinamo Zagreb
22/11/19 Dinamo Zagreb 1 – 1 Hajduk Split
10/11/19 Rijeka 0 – 5 Dinamo Zagreb

Last five matches of Manchester City:

Date Team Score Team
07/12/19 Manchester City 1 – 2 Manchester United
03/12/19 Burnley 1 – 4 Manchester City
30/11/19 Newcastle 2 – 2 Manchester City
26/11/19 Manchester City 1 – 1   Shakhtar Donetsk
23/11/19 Manchester City 2 – 1 Chelsea

However, for the final statement and prediction, We are still backing up the City squad for a full time of 1 – 3 scorecard, both teams to score, and with the trusted website in Singapore football betting tips handicap of: 

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Odds @ 2.04 

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