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Thursday’s Conference League action features Dinamo Zagreb vs Astana.
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Dinamo Zagreb, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 3-0 Prva Liga success vs Slaven Belupo.
In that match, Dinamo Zagreb had 74% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Dinamo Zagreb, the goals were scored by Gabriel Vidović (25') and Bruno Petković (50'). Slaven Belupo got 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Daniel Štefulj (66' Own goal) was the scorer for Slaven Belupo.
Dinamo Zagreb have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 14 during that period while also conceding a total of 10.
Astana come into this match following a 2-1 Premier League win with the downing of Tobol in their most recent match.
For Astana, the goalscorers were Dembo Darboe (5') and Aleksa Amanović (77'). Serges Deblé (91') was the scorer for Tobol.
The numbers tell their own story, and Astana have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals overall. In defence, Astana certainly have room for improvement. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Team News: Dinamo Zagreb
Lukas Kacavenda (Knee Surgery) and Luka Stojkovic (Ruptured cruciate ligament) are not available for Dinamo Zagreb manager Sergej Jakirović.
In all likelihood, Plavi may well make use of the 4-2-3-1 system featuring Ivan Nevistic, Sadegh Moharrami, Dino Peric, Bosko Sutalo, Robert Ljubicic, Marko Bulat, Josip Misic, Mahir Emreli, Martin Baturina, Gabriel Vidovic and Bruno Petkovic.
Team News: Astana
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from, the Astana manager Grigori Babayan doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game.
From our viewpoint, The Blue and Yellows will likely elect for a 3-4-3 system, starting the game with Josip Condric, Abzal Beysebekov, Zarko Tomasevic, Aleksa Amanovic, Kamo Hovhannisyan, Max Ebong, Stjepan Loncar, Yan Vorogovsky, Marin Tomasov, Dembo Darboe and Fabien Ourega.
It looks to us that Dinamo Zagreb will probably be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
In contrast, Astana may well find it hard to score themselves although we do think that they will probably end up converting at least once here, too.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a fairly comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Dinamo Zagreb when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Maksimir (35,123)
Captain: Bruno Petković
Chairman: Mirko Barišić
Manager: Sergej Jakirović
Competitions: Prva Liga position 4, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs), Conference League (Group C)
⭐ Star Man: Bruno Petković
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Bruno Petković was born in Croatia. Having made a first senior appearance for Catania in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 5 league goals in the HNL 2023 - 2024 season to date from a total of 6 appearances.