It is the supposed top duel in Group C when the league leaders are second in the table. Right: Gastiert! For although Manchester City could bring in a 3-0 away win at Shakhtar Donetsk on Matchday 1 of the premier class, Dinamo Zagreb is currently leading Group C.
Soccer Betting Prediction Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb
Two weeks ago, the Modri finally managed an unbelievable 4-0 home win against Atalanta Bergamo. Their only fifth victory ever in the Champions League preliminary round and the first point win after eleven consecutive defeats. Now they would defend the league lead with a draw at Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City against Dinamo Zagreb is, of course, according to odds of bookmakers, the top favorite in this “David vs. Goliath” game situation. Although the Purgeri are of high quality in the squad, as shown by the 4-0 victory over “La Dea” on Matchday 1, the entire 28-man squad of the dark blue has a lower market value than that of a Kevin de Bruyne who joins the Sky Blues is just one of many. Relations that are likely to affect the forecast at Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb.
Even more, however, it is the fact that the Croats have not won any of their previous 12 away games in the Champions League group stage. In ten of these games they were even scoreless.
But at least the goals at Etihad Stadium we dare the Modri, which is why we find the most value in Manchester City against Dinamo Zagreb a tip on the home victory of the Citizens place, in which the guests at least once in the scorers register.
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Manchester City – Statistics & Current Form
After two championships in a row with downright astronomical scores at the end of the season, Manchester City finally wants to win the title in the Champions League, for which not only was invested so horrendously year after year, but was ultimately committed to Pep Guardiola.
The previous yield in three attempts: So far was the latest in the quarterfinals final stop. The opponents, on which the Citizens under Pep Guardiola had failed in the knockout rounds? With Monaco (2017), Liverpool (2018) and Tottenham (2019) by no means unsolvable tasks.
No wonder, then, that this summer, despite national domination, the equivalent of 170 million euros was spent on new staff alone in transfer fees to guide players like Rodri, Joao Cancelo, Pedro Porro or Angelino to Manchester. Because also with the exception of at most Danilo and the former defender Vincent Kompany, whose contract was deliberately not renewed, no regular players were given, Pep Guardiola thus a real luxury problem.
“I try to involve everyone. It’s just that easy. I know some people may not understand it, but that’s the way it is. Some players do not play regularly or less than others, but I always try to make the important players play. ” – Pep Guardiola at Manchester Evening News
Finally, the Catalan starting coach can play a maximum of eleven players from the beginning, which leads to displeasure in the team. Most recently with Superstar and fan favorite Sergio Aguero, who with eight goals this season in the Premier League as top goalscorer against Everton last only on the bench, but got from Pep for this home game against the Croats a start-up deployment in prospect.
This in turn is likely to annoy the in-form Gabriel Jesus, who could justify its use from the start with a goal. Manchester City against Dinamo Zagreb is, of course, according to odds of bookmakers, the house-high favorite – completely independent of who lets Pep play.
In the last five Champions League games alone, the Sky Blues have scored 17 goals and scored eight goals with a goal difference of 31:10 since their surprise home defeat by Lyon on Matchday 2 of the previous ten games (a draw, A defeat).
The Citizens are traditionally strong at home in Etihad Stadium, where visiting teams rarely have a chance. In the preseason City scored in the five home games in group stage and knockout round a whopping 20 goals and could with another peat festival against the Modri now in Group C, in which the Guardiola Elf is fond of home anyway, prematurely set the course for the group victory.
Probable team of Manchester City:
↳ Ederson – Mendy – Fernandinho – Otamendi – Cancelo – Rodri – D. Silva – Bernardo – Sterling – Mahrez – Aguero
Last matches of Manchester City:
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Everton Vs. Manchester City 1: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 24.09.2019 – Preston North End Vs. Manchester City 0: 3 (League Cup)
⚽️ 21.09.2019 – Manchester City vs. Watford 8: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 18.09.2019 – Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Manchester City 0: 3 (Champions League)
⚽️ 14.09.2019 – Norwich City vs. Manchester City 3: 2 (Premier League)
Dinamo Zagreb – Statistics & Current Form
It was certainly one of the biggest surprises when Dinamo Zagreb celebrated a 4-0 win over group A debutant Atalanta Bergamo on Matchday 1 of the Champions League. Finally, the Modri, who had previously lost 11 games in the group stage in series and were facing a historic negative series, were considered the blatant outsider in this preliminary round group.
It all counted on a clear group victory for the Citizens, while the experts were certain that between Donezk and Bergamo would decide who would accompany the Sky Blues in the second round, and Zagreb once again was the declared candidate for fourth place and the preliminary round off.
However, the Purgeri could even defend their lead in the Etihad Stadium, but would need a similar cream day as the two weeks ago against the Orobici, especially as the ingenious Mislav Orsic with his three-pack significant share of home win over Atalanta had.
“Manchester City is one of the five best teams in Europe. It’s great to play against such clubs, players and coaches. We have the opportunity to find out at what level we are. We have no pressure. If we enjoy the game and do our best, we can only positively surprise. ” – Nenad Bjelica at gol.hr
It would still be presumptuous to place a tip against the favorites at Manchester City against Dinamo Zagreb. After all, the Modri have not yet won a single one of their past 12 away games in the premier class and missed it in ten of these twelve games even to come to a goal.
Not included in this balance, however, are the games outside the preliminary round of the premier class. Overall, Zagreb have won five of their last ten away games in UEFA competitions (including qualifying rounds) (three draws, two defeats).
Nevertheless, only 37 wins in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League have so far resulted in five wins (five draws, 27 defeats), all of which have come home. Much courage for a point win does not do that.
But: A goal in Manchester should therefore not be ruled out categorically. As the coach rightly proves, his team can finally play free of any pressure at Etihad Stadium.
Probable team of Dinamo Zagreb:
↳ Livakovic – Leovac – Peric – Dilaver – Théophile-Catherine – Stojanovic – Ademi – Moro – Olmo – Orsic – Petkovic
Last matches of Dinamo Zagreb:
⚽️ 27.09.2019 – Lokomotiva Zagreb vs. Dinamo Zagreb 0: 4 (1st HNL)
⚽️ 24.09.2019 – Karlovac Vs. Dinamo Zagreb 0: 7 (Cup)
⚽️ 21.09.2019 – Varazdin Vs. Dinamo Zagreb 1: 0 (1st HNL)
⚽️ 18.09.2019 – Dinamo Zagreb Vs. Atalanta Bergamo 4: 0 (Champions League)
⚽️ 13.09.2019 – Dinamo Zagreb Vs. NK Istra 1961 1: 0 (1st HNL)
Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head to head: 0 – 0 – 0
Never before has there been a clash in a competing match between Manchester City and Dinamo Zagreb, which is logically on Tuesday evening at Etihad Stadium for the first time in history. For the Citizens it is even the very first comparison ever with a Croatian team.
The Modri, however, have in their long history already eleven duels with representatives of the highest English league. Only one of these eleven games won the 20-time Croatian champions (two draws, eight defeats) with a goal difference of at least 8:24. The Purgeri also won this one victory – how could it be otherwise – at home (2-1 against Arsenal on 16 September 2015 – also in the preliminary round of the Champions League).
⭐️ Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb Betting Odds & other interesting betting predictions:
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb Our Best Betting Prediction Provided by PicksSoccer Experts
In Manchester City against Dinamo Zagreb, the prediction goes in all directions in the direction of the Sky Blues, which go as a big favorite with comparatively low risk of stumbling in this match, in which they would take over the lead in Group C with the expected home win.
As tempting as it may be to double odds even double the chance to go X2, so unlikely to evaluate this bet, which is why from sports betting perspective, the only question is how the low odds for the home victory of Citizens can be boosted into a lucrative area, without the likelihood of the bet going into the basement.
Key Facts – Manchester City vs Dinamo Zagreb tips
⭐️ Both teams celebrated in the first round in Group C a high victory at the start
⭐️ Dinamo Zagreb have not won any of their 12 away games in the group stage of the Champions League and have been without their own goals in ten of those matches
⭐️ Manchester City scored 20 goals in five of their 2018/19 Champions League home games
We found out at Manchester City against Dinamo Zagreb in the tip that the Modri after their 4-0 Festival over Atalanta Bergamo at least the away goal in Etihad Stadium succeeds, what with a brave appearance is anything but far from running.