Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta measure forces at Stadion Maksimir, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation.
Dinamo Zagreb :
The home team won access to this group stage, after eliminating Rosenborg BK in the previous tie, after a draw away by (1‑1) and a home victory by (2‑0). The team arrives at this match after a home victory with Istra 1961 by (1‑0). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Dinamo Zagreb won 8 and drew 2.
For this competition, he does not lose 6 games ago. His attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 6 games for this competition. In the last 8 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 5 of his 14 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
At least in theory, Dinamo Zagreb had no luck, since it is in a group in which the other clubs have more quality. The tendency is to be in the last place, however, it is this tendency that wants to change. The team hopes to surprise as often as possible and for being in the first round you want to get a favorable score. Of course this will not be easy, but it will use all the necessary means to achieve a victory. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first game in this edition of the competition. In the last match he played, for Serie A, he won Genoa out by (1-2). In its last 10 away matches Atalanta records 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 23 of their last 25 matches there were more than 1.5 goals and in 19 of the last 25 there were more than 2.5 goals.
Atalanta is aware that it is not a favorite in the fight for qualification. Still, he wants to do his part and will do his best, so he doesn’t think of suffering a loss in this round. It is important that you take advantage of your opponent’s weakness to get all three points, since a start with the right foot can be motivating. That is why he does not want to give his rival any chance and will fight in every way to be the winner. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.