Dinamo Zagreb and Flora meet at Stadion Maksimir, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs). There is no record of direct confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 23‑08‑2001 and ended with the score: Flora (0‑1) Dinamo Zagreb. In this match, the home factor may be decisive, as Dinamo Zagreb presents considerable differences in their results at home and away.
Dinamo Zagreb :
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. 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 their last match, for the HR Nogometni Cup, they beat Ferdinandovac away by (1‑7). In their last 10 home matches Dinamo Zagreb has 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, having scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. In the last 4 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Dinamo Zagreb comes to this game motivated, after a 1-7 victory at the visit to the Ferdinandovac stadium, in a match for the Croatian Cup. It should be noted that the home team reaches this round of the Europa League after being eliminated from the Champions League, with a 2×1 loss against Ferencváros. In this match against Flora, coach Zoran Mamic must stick to his usual tactical plan, 4-3-3, with Lirim Kastrati, Mislav Orsic and Bruno Petkovic being the most advanced men on the team. On the other hand, midfielder Lovro Majer is one of the most important players on this team, being responsible for creating the offensive process. All players are available for this game.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs), the visiting team eliminated: Floriana and KR. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games it has registered 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses as a visitor, with 42 goals scored and 16 suffered; against 12 victories and 3 draws in his stadium, with 34 goals scored and 9 suffered. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Flora has won 9 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 20 of the last 21 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 5 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 5 of their 10 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘).
Flora comes to this game motivated, after having beaten Floriana on penalties, thus advancing to the next round of the Europa League. It should be noted that the visitors had already eliminated Reykjavik. In this match against Dinamo Zagreb, coach Jorgen Henn will have to align his players in a 4-3-3, in which Frank Liivak, Rauno Alliku and Mark Anders Lepik make up the front row of the team: these two athletes are very strong on completion. For this game the visiting coach cannot count on Rauno Sappinen, due to a suspension.