Europa League: Get ready for the second leg of the Dinamo Zagreb - Krasnodar clash

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (35423 seats)

Get ready for the return leg of the Europa League 16th Finals between Dinamo Zagreb and Krasnodar. This should be an interesting match and this preview contains everything you need to know. Read on!

It’s a hectic schedule for the away team, as they were in action only four days ago in the Russian Cup.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Krasnodar, who are travelling more than 2300 kilometers to play this game.

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Dinamo Zagreb form and stats

Dinamo was eliminated in the 3rd qualifying round last season in the Champions League.

25 points is a decent return from 11 1. HNL games here at Stadion Maksimir for Dinamo Zagreb. The data says 8 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. On the other hand, in the Europa League, Dinamo Zagreb has performed like this (both home and away): 6 wins, 2 draws and 0 losses. Two home wins in a row for Dinamo Zagreb bring valid hopes of a third.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Dinamo, as their goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic has completely shut out the opponents for 295 minutes in the 1. HNL.

It's back home for Dinamo Zagreb, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Krasnodar away with the result 3-2. Iyayi Believe Atiemwen and Bruno Petković (2) found the net in that victory. Before that, Dinamo had a 1. HNL home game versus Osijek which ended with a victory 1-0.

World class coaching! That was the thoughts of Z. Mamić when Iyayi Believe Atiemwen scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 64th minute.

This is expected to be a close game, with Dinamo Zagreb perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Dinamo as a small favourite), we find two games. Dinamo Zagreb has won zero of these, drawn two and lost zero.

The match schedule is unforgiving for Dinamo as they have a new game in only three days, a 1. HNL match thankfully also at home. Slaven Koprivnica are visiting.

Goals are plentiful at Stadion Maksimir in the league this season as Dinamo has scored 32 goals here in 11 home games. Dinamo have conceded 11 in these home matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Krasnodar form and stats

Krasnodar was sent out of Europa League in the group stage last season.

Krasnodar have only collected 7 points from their away games in the Premier League, after 2-1-6 (9 played). Bitter travels for Krasnodar as they have lost four games in a row away from home. The last time they avoided an away-from-home loss was the Sochi match.

Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Krasnodar goalkeeper Evgeniy Gorodov is eager to challenge this, with his 293 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

The manager M. Musaev was unhappy after their last game, a Russian Cup match played at their home ground Stadion FK Krasnodar. Krasnodar suffered a 1-2 loss to Sochi. Preceding that, the 2-3 home loss versus Dinamo Zagreb.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Krasnodar playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were two Krasnodar wins, two draws and two defeats.

A quick return to home after this game, as Krasnodar are hosting Ural in the Premier League only three days away.

The attacking power of Krasnodar when travelling is not overwhelming with 8 goals scored from 9 league matches away. As opposed to that, Krasnodar have seen the ball go into their own net 11 times on the road. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Dinamo and Krasnodar have met before this season: Krasnodar - Dinamo Zagreb 2-3.

Top Goalscorers

Dinamo ZagrebM. Gavranović
M. Gavranović
11 goals
DinamoM. Oršić
M. Oršić
11 goals
KrasnodarM. Berg
M. Berg
9 goals

Dinamo Zagreb missing players

Krasnodar missing players

Dinamo Zagreb Krasnodar
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 12   Played P   9 25
18 9   Won W   1 10
4 1   Drew D   3 4
3 2   Lost L   5 11
52 25   Scored S   7 36
21 9   Conceded C   13 35
92% 92%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   89% 96%
80% 75%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   78% 76%
52% 58%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   22% 52%
36% 42%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   22% 40%
20% 17%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   11% 20%
44% 42%   BTTS BTTS   44% 44%
48% 50%   Clean Sheets C S   22% 36%
16% 17%   Failed to Score F T   44% 24%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.7 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.1 2.1
1 1   Red cards R C   0 2
 
12.1 11.9   Shots (avg) S (   8.7 11.6
5.3 4.4   Shots on Target (avg) S O   2.7 4.2
39% 47%   Goal Efficiency G E   29% 33%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Dinamo Zagreb 21 15 3 3 52 22 11 8 1 2 32 11 10 7 2 1 20 11 30 48
2 Osijek 22 15 3 4 35 16 12 10 1 1 20 4 10 5 2 3 15 12 19 48
3 Gorica 22 13 4 5 44 26 10 5 3 2 17 12 12 8 1 3 27 14 18 43
4 Rijeka 21 9 5 7 25 26 11 5 4 2 15 12 10 4 1 5 10 14 -1 32
5 Hajduk Split 20 8 2 10 24 27 10 3 2 5 12 13 10 5 0 5 12 14 -3 26
6 Sibenik 22 7 4 11 24 28 10 3 1 6 7 14 12 4 3 5 17 14 -4 25
7 Varazdin 22 6 4 12 20 34 11 3 2 6 14 20 11 3 2 6 6 14 -14 22
8 Slaven Koprivnica 20 5 6 9 24 29 10 2 3 5 11 14 10 3 3 4 13 15 -5 21
9 Lokomotiva Zagreb 21 4 6 11 17 37 11 2 3 6 10 21 10 2 3 5 7 16 -20 18
10 Istra 1961 21 3 5 13 13 33 10 3 1 6 7 12 11 0 4 7 6 21 -20 14
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Zenit 19 12 5 2 43 15 10 9 0 1 33 10 9 3 5 1 10 5 28 41
2 CSKA Moskva 19 11 4 4 35 17 10 5 3 2 21 12 9 6 1 2 14 5 18 37
3 Spartak Moskva 19 10 5 4 33 21 9 5 3 1 17 8 10 5 2 3 16 13 12 35
4 Sochi 19 9 6 4 28 22 10 6 4 0 17 8 9 3 2 4 11 14 6 33
5 Rostov 19 10 2 7 24 20 9 4 1 4 12 9 10 6 1 3 12 11 4 32
6 Krasnodar 19 9 3 7 35 19 10 7 2 1 27 8 9 2 1 6 8 11 16 30
7 Dinamo Moskva 19 9 3 7 24 21 9 7 1 1 15 3 10 2 2 6 9 18 3 30
8 Rubin Kazan 19 8 4 7 24 25 9 3 3 3 11 11 10 5 1 4 13 14 -1 28
9 Lokomotiv Moskva 19 8 4 7 21 25 9 6 1 2 12 7 10 2 3 5 9 18 -4 28
10 Akhmat Grozny 19 7 5 7 19 21 10 4 3 3 12 9 9 3 2 4 7 12 -2 26
11 Khimki 19 7 4 8 24 30 10 5 1 4 12 12 9 2 3 4 12 18 -6 25
12 Ural 19 4 9 6 16 23 9 3 4 2 9 9 10 1 5 4 7 14 -7 21
13 Arsenal Tula 19 3 5 11 17 30 9 3 4 2 12 10 10 0 1 9 5 20 -13 14
14 Rotor Volgograd 19 3 5 11 9 30 10 2 1 7 4 14 9 1 4 4 5 16 -21 14
15 Tambov 19 3 4 12 13 29 10 2 2 6 6 10 9 1 2 6 7 19 -16 13
16 Ufa 19 3 4 12 14 31 9 1 3 5 8 11 10 2 1 7 6 20 -17 13

Read more about Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.