CSKA Moscow and Dinamo Zagreb meet at VEB Arena, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played a game in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 30‑01‑2016, in a match that ended with the final score: Dinamo Zagreb (0‑0) CSKA Moscow. Pay attention to the home factor, since CSKA Moscow tends to achieve different results at home and away.
CSKA Moskva :
The home team comes to this 2nd round of Group K after a draw in their debut in this group stage, against Wolfsberger AC, by (1‑1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the Premier League, they beat Arsenal Tula at home by (5‑1). In their last 10 home matches CSKA Moscow has 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 13 games, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback.
CSKA Moscow comes to this match with a 5-1 victory over Arsenal Tula, in a match that counts for the Russian Championship: the team’s goals were signed by Nikola Vlasic (2), Arnór Sigurdsson, Fedor Chalov and Ivan Oblyakov. Coach Viktor Goncharenko should arm his team in 4-3-3 favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks: Nikola Vlasic is the great organizer of the offensive process. The aforementioned player has stood out from the rest of his teammates and has already scored 6 goals in 11 official matches. Outside of this game are Vadim Karpov, Georgi Schennikov and Kirill Nababkin, players with some physical complaints.
Dinamo Zagreb :
The visiting team comes to this 2nd round of Group K after a draw in its debut in this group stage, against Feyenoord, by (0‑0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the 1. HNL, they beat Šibenik away by (0‑2). In their last 10 away matches Dinamo Zagreb has 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In the last 20 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Dinamo Zagreb enters this match with a 2-0 victory on Sibenik’s trip to the field, in a match that counts for the Croatian Championship. It should be noted that the Croats drew in the first round of the Europa League, against Feyenoord 0-0. Typically, coach Zoran Mamic plays 4-4-2 with Mislav Orsic and Mario Gavranovic as the most offensive references on the team. The second athlete mentioned above is Dinamo Zagreb’s top scorer this season with 5 goals scored. The only player unavailable for this match is midfielder Josip Misic, a player recovering from injury.