Trnava – D. Zagreb SOCCER PICKS
Spartak Trnava and Dinamo Zagreb meet, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation.
After 1 win and 1 loss, the home team reaches its 3rd match in the 3rd place of Group D, with 3 points won. In the previous match, they lost by (2-0) against Fenerbahçe, after in the first match of this group stage they won by (1-0) at home against Anderlecht. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Senica by (4-1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions Spartak Trnava has won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 9 matches, they only got 1 comeback in the 4 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Trying to enter the qualifying zone for the next phase, the Spartak Trnava team will have to present excellent football in this round, as they will have a very qualified opponent ahead and even playing inside the house they will have to overcome difficulties. In the last round played, the Spartak Trnava team ended up being beaten away from home by the Fenerbahçe team by the 2×0 score, so they will need to recover the lost points. The local coach should go to the field with what is best in his squad, he needs a lot of the three points to try to climb the leaderboard.
The visiting team arrives at this 3rd round of Group D in the 1st position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins. In their first match in this group stage they won at home against Fenerbahçe by (4-1). In the 2nd round, they won against Anderlecht by (0-2). The team comes to this match after a win away with Istra 1961 by (1-4). In the last 10 away matches Dinamo Zagreb has won 7 and tied 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of these 12 it reached the break in advantage in 7 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10 .
So far, the Dinamo Zagreb team has been doing an excellent campaign and that is due to the fact of keeping good football both inside and outside the home, so in this next round even acting away from home should create many difficulties to the owners of the house. In the last round the Dinamo Zagreb team achieved a good home victory over the Anderlecht team, by the score of 2×0. The coach will take the field to a fairly competitive team, because he knows the importance of getting a good result to try to stay on top of the leaderboard.