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.
Dinamo Zagreb form and statsDinamo 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.
Krasnodar form and statsKrasnodar 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 HeadDinamo and Krasnodar have met before this season: Krasnodar - Dinamo Zagreb 2-3.
Dinamo Zagreb missing players
Krasnodar missing players
|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%|
|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%|