Foot Predictions shows the Europa League clash on Thursday between Dinamo Zagreb and FC Krasnodar, including hunches, news about the teams and possible lineups.
Dinamo Zagreb have a small advantage by going to the second stage of their Europa League last 32-second leg with FC Krasnodar on Thursday night.
The Croatian champion won 3-2 in last week’s game in Russia and hopes to see the job at Stadion Maksimir.
Zagreb spent the entire group stage unbeaten – one of six teams to do so – and maintained its impressive streak in Europe with a well-deserved victory at the Krasnodar Stadium.
Bruno Petkovic scored twice for the Blues, both sides of Marcus Bergof the equalizer, before Viktor Claesson leveled the tie at night.
However, there was still time to Iyayi Atiemwen scoring the third away goal for Zagreb, which could still be crucial at the end of this second leg.
Overcoming that five-goal suspense, Zoran MamicThe team’s team has now won five consecutive Europa League games and is eight games unbeaten in this season’s competition.
However, Krasnodar have lost consecutive games in UEFA’s secondary competitions, although the two games have been divided into 14 months.
That’s because the Russians competed in the Champions League in the first half of 2020-21, only to give up after finishing behind Chelsea and Sevilla in a difficult group.
The Bulls would have imagined their chances of advancing to the Europa League round of 16, but they have a lot of work after the first leg and are not exactly in great shape.
After last week’s defeat to Zagreb, Murad MusayevThe team’s men lost 2-1 at home to Sochi in the cup, putting even more pressure on Thursday’s clash.
Dynamo have a good record against Russian teams, having won two of their three previous meetings, including a victory over CSKA Moscow in this competition two months ago.
In addition, Krasnodar have yet to win away from home in the knockout stage of the Europa League, drawing two times and losing three.
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Zagreb midfielder Bartol Franjic suffered a yellow card in the first leg of last week after being removed from the bench and will now have an automatic suspension from one game.
Mamic has many other options, however, with Sadegh Moharrami the only other confirmed absent from the home team.
Atiemwen will be among those who hope to have done enough to win a spot on the starting lineup after winning last week.
As for visitors, Russia’s international striker Ari missed the first leg, but he will be able to return here after spending a few minutes against Sochi this week.
Wanderson is in contention to start after entering as a reserve in the half in the first leg, Shapi Suleymanovplace on the highest risk side.
Possible initial lineup of Dinamo Zagreb:
Livakovic; Ristoxi, Lauritsen, Theophile-Catherine, Gvardiol; Ivanusec, Jakic, Orsic; Ademi, Majer; Petkovic
Possible starting lineup for FC Krasnodar:
Gorodov; Smolnikov, Martynovich, Kaio, Chernov; Wanderson, Olsson, Vilhena, Claesson; Cabella, Berg
Probability: Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 FC Krasnodar (4-2 in total)
Zagreb did the hard work by scoring a narrow victory in the away game and now they have to see things at home.
The blues have played well in Europe in this campaign and we can see them stretching their winning streak on the continent for a sixth game with a win here.
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