Dinamo Zagreb and Rosenborg BK face off at Stadion Maksimir, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Play-offs). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before. Rosenborg BK has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor can be decisive.
Dinamo Zagreb :
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Play-offs), the home team eliminated: Ferencváros and Saburtalo. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. In the last match he played, for 1. HNL, he won Inter Zaprešić out by (1-2). In their last 10 home games Dinamo Zagreb records 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 4 games. His defense has been very solid, since he only suffered goals in 1 of the last 4 matches, and his attack has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. The team does not usually have problems to open the scoring: he scored the first goal in 8 of the last 10 games, of these 8 he came to the rest in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 7. In the last 6 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 5 of his 11 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Dynamo Zagreb arrives motivated to this match, after a 1-2 win against Zapresic, in a match for the Croatian Championship. In the previous Champions League qualifiers, the home team beat Saburtalo and Ferencvaros. In this match against Rosenborg, coach Nenad Bjelica should favor the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, always with the aim of not being unbalanced. Gavranovic, a player who acts on the attack front, is a very powerful and competent player in the finalization. All equipment is available for this game.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Play-offs), the away team eliminated: Maribor, BATE and Linfield. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a draw away with Odds BK by (1‑1). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Rosenborg BK won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 games for this competition. In 15 games, he only got 2 comebacks in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Rosenborg comes to this match after a 1-1 draw with Odd, for the Norwegian championship. We remember that visitors eliminated Linfield, BATE and Maribor in the previous rounds of the Champions League. In this first game as a visitor, coach Eirik Horneland must present a medium or low block and act in counterattack, taking full advantage of the space in the opponent’s back. Captain Mike Jensen is largely responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. There are no major absences for this game.