Dinamo Zagreb and Gorica meet at Stadion Maksimir, in a match for the 8th round of 1. HNL. The history of head-to-head matches played at this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 4 and lost 1. But the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 23‑05‑2020 , for the Friendlies, HNK Gorica won by (2‑3). Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
Dinamo Zagreb :
After 5 wins and 1 draw, the home team is currently in 1st position, with 16 points won. In their last match, they beat Varaždin away by (1‑2), after having drawn (3‑3) at home in the previous match, against Slaven Koprivnica. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 11 victories, 2 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Dinamo Zagreb won 7, drew 2 and lost 1.
For this competition, he hasn’t lost for 6 games. His attack has scored regularly as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches for this competition. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 5 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Dinamo Zagreb are leading the Croatian league undefeated and this is nothing new. He wants to stay at the top of the table and not lose, so he will do everything he can to achieve a good result. As he will face the second classified, the difficulty will be greater and this will require much more of the team over the course of the ninety minutes. Therefore, to achieve a positive result you must make a display that borders on perfection.
HNK Gorica :
The visiting team is currently in 2nd position, with 16 points won, after 5 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Osijek by (2‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Hajduk Split by (2‑1). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 7 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats as a visitor, with 30 goals scored and 26 suffered; against 6 victories, 7 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 20 goals scored and 13 suffered. The team comes to this match after an away win against Sesvete by (3‑4). For the championship, Gorica won 9 points out of 12 possible, after 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 games they played as a visitor. The team has not been very strong defensively, as they have always suffered goals in the last 7 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 7 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 29 of the last 43 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In the last 12 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 12 of their 23 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘); they have conceded 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘).
Gorica has shown a lot of competition in the championship and is in the fight for leadership. Currently, only the tiebreaker criteria differentiate him from the rival, so he is aware that with a victory he will reach first place. On the other hand, the difficulty tends to be great and this will make your life much more complicated. So even to tie he will have to play high quality football.