Get ready for the first of two legs in this Europa League clash between Dinamo Zagreb and Villarreal

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 08.April
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (35423 seats)

Dinamo Zagreb host the first leg in this deciding Europa League Quarter-finals game. Villarreal will try their very best to bring a solid result back to Estadio de la Cerámica before the return leg in 8 days.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Villarreal, who are travelling more than 1800 kilometers to play this game.

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Dinamo Zagreb form and stats

Dinamo participated in Champions League the last season, where they reached the 3rd qualifying round.

34 points is a decent return from 14 1. HNL games here at Stadion Maksimir for Dinamo Zagreb. The data says 11 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. 8W-2D-1L is the hard facts regardless of venue in the Europa League for Dinamo Zagreb. Ever since the Šibenik game Dinamo has been unbeatable here at Stadion Maksimir producing five straight wins.

Dinamo travelled for their previous game, a trip to Šibenik that ended 1-1. Previous to that game, a 1. HNL home match hosting Gorica in a game that was won 1-0.

Dinamo are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at Stadion Maksimir in their league games, having scored an impressive 38 goals in 14 matches. From these home matches, Dinamo Zagreb have conceded only 11 goals. 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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Villarreal form and stats

Playing away, Villarreal have won 5 games, drawn 7 and suffered 3 defeats in the La Liga this season. Total Europa League statistics for Villarreal: 9 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Villarreal are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

Two travels in a row for Villarreal, whose manager U. Emery Etxegoien could celebrate last time after the La Liga win against Granada. A home win before that, celebrating 2-1 vs Cádiz.

Gerard Moreno certainly enjoyed Villarreal's last game versus Granada, appearing multiple times in the match report with three goals and the 3-0 victory.

After this away game Villarreal return home for a La Liga game against Osasuna. That game is only three sleeps after this.

Villarreal are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 22 away goals from 15 games (in the league). As opposed to that, Villarreal have seen the ball go into their own net 16 times on the road. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last two meetings between these two teams are: one win for Dinamo, zero draws and one win for Villarreal. Over 2,5 goals: one time; under 2,5 goals: one game.

Top Goalscorers

VillarrealG. Moreno Balaguero
G. Moreno Balaguero
19 goals
DinamoM. Oršić
M. Oršić
14 goals
Dinamo ZagrebM. Gavranović
M. Gavranović
13 goals

Dinamo Zagreb missing players

Villarreal missing players

Dinamo Zagreb Villarreal
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 14   Played P   16 25
20 12   Won W   10 14
2 0   Drew D   3 6
3 2   Lost L   3 5
56 28   Scored S   33 46
18 7   Conceded C   11 22
100% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   94% 96%
84% 79%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   75% 84%
52% 50%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   50% 52%
32% 21%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   38% 28%
16% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   12% 8%
36% 29%   BTTS BTTS   38% 52%
56% 64%   Clean Sheets C S   50% 36%
8% 7%   Failed to Score F T   19% 16%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.5 1.6   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.9 1.9
1 1   Red cards R C   1 1
 
12.9 13.1   Shots (avg) S (   11.8 11.3
5.6 4.6   Shots on Target (avg) S O   5.2 4.8
40% 43%   Goal Efficiency G E   40% 38%

  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 26 19 4 3 64 23 14 11 1 2 38 11 12 8 3 1 26 12 41 61
2 Osijek 27 19 4 4 47 19 14 11 2 1 23 5 13 8 2 3 24 14 28 61
3 Gorica 27 14 6 7 51 34 13 6 4 3 23 18 14 8 2 4 28 16 17 48
4 Rijeka 27 12 6 9 35 34 14 6 5 3 18 14 13 6 1 6 17 20 1 42
5 Hajduk Split 25 12 3 10 31 28 12 5 2 5 15 13 13 7 1 5 16 15 3 39
6 Šibenik 27 7 6 14 27 37 13 3 3 7 8 19 14 4 3 7 19 18 -10 27
7 Slaven Koprivnica 26 5 10 11 28 38 13 2 5 6 13 18 13 3 5 5 15 20 -10 25
8 Istra 1961 27 6 6 15 22 41 13 5 1 7 13 17 14 1 5 8 9 24 -19 24
9 Varazdin 27 6 5 16 23 47 14 3 3 8 17 29 13 3 2 8 6 18 -24 23
10 Lokomotiva Zagreb 27 4 8 15 18 45 13 2 3 8 10 24 14 2 5 7 8 21 -27 20
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Atletico Madrid 29 20 6 3 51 19 15 11 3 1 30 9 14 9 3 2 21 10 32 66
2 Barcelona 29 20 5 4 68 24 15 10 4 1 37 14 14 10 1 3 31 10 44 65
3 Real Madrid 29 19 6 4 51 23 14 10 1 3 25 9 15 9 5 1 26 14 28 63
4 Sevilla 29 18 4 7 40 21 15 11 1 3 23 9 14 7 3 4 17 12 19 58
5 Villarreal 29 11 13 5 42 31 14 6 6 2 20 15 15 5 7 3 22 16 11 46
6 Real Betis 29 14 4 11 39 42 14 8 2 4 21 17 15 6 2 7 18 25 -3 46
7 Real Sociedad 28 12 9 7 44 28 14 6 5 3 24 16 14 6 4 4 20 12 16 45
8 Celta de Vigo 29 9 10 10 38 44 14 6 3 5 20 22 15 3 7 5 18 22 -6 37
9 Granada 29 10 6 13 34 49 15 8 3 4 20 19 14 2 3 9 14 30 -15 36
10 Athletic Club 28 9 8 11 38 32 14 7 3 4 23 13 14 2 5 7 15 19 6 35
11 Levante 29 8 11 10 36 39 15 5 7 3 21 19 14 3 4 7 15 20 -3 35
12 Valencia 29 8 9 12 35 40 14 6 5 3 22 16 15 2 4 9 13 24 -5 33
13 Cádiz 29 8 8 13 26 45 15 4 4 7 14 23 14 4 4 6 12 22 -19 32
14 Osasuna 29 7 10 12 23 35 15 4 5 6 13 19 14 3 5 6 10 16 -12 31
15 Getafe 29 7 9 13 22 33 15 5 5 5 13 10 14 2 4 8 9 23 -11 30
16 Real Valladolid 29 5 12 12 26 39 14 3 5 6 15 22 15 2 7 6 11 17 -13 27
17 Elche 29 5 11 13 26 43 14 3 7 4 14 19 15 2 4 9 12 24 -17 26
18 Huesca 29 4 12 13 28 44 14 2 6 6 12 18 15 2 6 7 16 26 -16 24
19 SD Eibar 29 4 11 14 22 35 14 1 6 7 8 17 15 3 5 7 14 18 -13 23
20 Deportivo Alaves 29 5 8 16 24 47 15 3 5 7 12 20 14 2 3 9 12 27 -23 23

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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.