This Wednesday there will pass matches of the first 4 groups of Champions League: A, B, C and D. At the same time with the way “Shakhtar Donetsk” to accept Manchester city, will start the match between the Croatian “Dynamo Zagreb” and the Italian Atalanta, participants in group C.
- Dinamo Zagreb
- The coefficients and forecast
The team from the capital of Croatia will start playing in the group stage of the Champions League’s status as one of the leaders of the championship, although an equal number of points with Hajduk Zagreb team has a game in hand.
To be in the group, “Dinamo Zagreb” had to complete 3 round of the qualifying round of the Champions League, starting from the 2nd: first, it beat “Saburtalo Tbilisi”, then I hit “Ferencvaros” and eventually sent to play in the Europa League Rosenborg.
After the last success in qualifying capital team their first defeat of the season after 12 matches without defeats, but in the following couple of matches left out in the Affairs of both opponents — of the 15 games this campaign, she has won 11.
Despite previous successes, the “blue” are not considered favorites to win the home game first round, although out of 7 previous matches on the home field have won only one — then drew 1:1 with the “Ferencvaros”.
Of the 15 matches this season, Dynamo have scored only in 2 — both of them passed away. However in 4 of last 5 matches with participation of representatives of Zagreb was not more than 2 goals, and the exception was a friendly match during the international break, which ended in 0:7.
In contrast to the Croatian team, the Italian was enough to take 3rd place in the standings last season to be in the group stage without any of the qualifying rounds. On the one hand, it’s bad because of the lack of extensive experience in the new season. On the other hand, is good due to less fatigue.
However, in the new season, Atalanta continues to conduct productive meetings. So, in each of his last 9 fights with her after last season and haven’t scored less than 3 goals, taking into account the previous season, the series consists of 10 matches in a row, only 3 of which were less than 4 goals.
Despite the fact that they themselves are “black and blue” often and score a lot, they are also quite miss: for example, in each of the 3 rounds of the Serie A. they have scored and conceded in 7 last matches — before that it was a dry victory.
It is noteworthy that in 5 of the 6 matches before this week Atalanta missed the first — half of the meetings of the Italian team won, both times on the road, and in the other half lost.
The coefficients and forecast
3rd Italian team last season, is considered the favorite to win the match away at the first Croatian:
3.20–3.65: the victory of “Dinamo Zagreb”;
2.02–2.22: win Atalanta.
The matches of the home team rarely do them without scoring goals — the same can be said about the guest appearances. As the group for “Atalanta” does not seem simple, it is desirable to earn points in the first round.