Dinamo Zagreb vs HNK Sibenik
Stadion Maksimir, Croatia.
06.11.22 at 19:10
Dinamo Zagreb host HNK Sibenik at the Stadion Maksimir on the 16th matchday of the Croatian championship, and with the support of their home fans, getting back to winning ways will be at the top of their priority list after a 1-0 road setback to NK Osijek.
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With their hopes of competing in the Champions League completely dashed after a 2-1 road loss to Chelsea, leaving them two points behind a third-place Europa League group stage finish, they finished the table in 4th place with 4 points, which saw their exit from the competition.
Prior to that, their recent match in the Croatian championship did not go as planned. As they suffered their first season's loss on the road against NK Osijek by a 1-0 scoreline, they attempted to put pressure on their opponent, but in the end, their gallant efforts were in vain in search of an equalizer.
While that was their first loss in their past five matches, they did encounter another stumbling block in a battle against HNK Hajduk Split after salvaging a point that saw the game end in a 1-1 tie in which a share of the spoils were witnessed.
Their form has been consistent, but with the current state of affairs requiring their attention in the rankings, they currently occupy first place with 35 points and are gradually being followed by an adamant HNK Hajduk Split sitting in second place, whom they trail by only 4 points, which is not nearly enough to consolidate their positioning if they suffer another defeat.
Probable Starting XI
D. Livakovic (40); S. Ristovski (13), J. Sutalo (37), D. Peric (55), S. Moharrami (2), J. Misic (27), L. Ivanusec (7), A. Ademi (5), R. Ljubicic (14), B. Petkovic (9), M. Orisic (99).
While they had the upper hand in giving their opponent NK Varazdin a hard time in their most recent match, but they unfortunately gave away their lead in the 71st minute through a penalty in the second half, and that was only the beginning of their problems as they conceded another in the dying moments of the match to fall to a 1-2 home defeat.
With no wins in their last five matches, they have only collected three points from three draws and two losses, and their form has been inconsistent, to say the least. And with their offensive style of play not being one to rely on with only 10 goals netted in their last 15 matches, room for improvement is definitely needed moving forward.
It's also important to note that they have not lost any of their last seven away games and have accumulated seven points, but one aspect that stands out is their admirable defense, which has only allowed four goals, which is an impressive average of 0.57 goals conceded when playing away.
Presently in 8th place with 13 points, a win in this match against the hosts would only move them up one spot to a 7th-place finish, which is currently held by Lokomotiva Zagreb, and a loss would only bring them down to 9th place, assuming Rijeka were to possibly defeat NK Varazdin.
Probable Starting XI
L. Rogic (95), M. Matic (4), M. Mina (17), I. Dolcek (11), S. Peric (5), H. Arai (37), I. Vidovic (10), J. Mesa (2), B. Matic (55), I. Delic (19), D. Cop (90).
- Dinamo Zagreb have not lost a match in their last three home meetings with HNK Sibenik.
- In the Croatian championship, HNK Sibenik has not lost any of their last seven road games.
- The average number of goals scored in a match between Dinamo Zagreb and HNK Sibenik is 2.6.
- In the Croatian championship, HNK Sibenik has failed to score in four of their last seven road games.
- When playing at home, Zagreb scores 3.71 goals on average, while Sibenik scores 0.57 goals on average when playing away.
In the last 27 meetings, Dinamo Zagreb has won 22 times, HNK Sibenik has won 3 times, and there have been 2 draws, with Dinamo Zagreb winning by a goal differential of 66-19.
Expert Betting Tips
While it wasn't the same for them in the Champions League to unleash their supremacy, they've been rampant in the Croatian championship when playing at home, going undefeated in the last seven home matches with seven victories making a victory undeniably forthcoming.
HNK Sibenik are huge underdogs with the bookmakers going into this match for a number of reasons, including their recent performance in matches, which has seen them without a win in their last twelve matches, and the fact that they may not pose a goal threat, which is one of the many reasons the bookmakers don't think they'll walk out victors.
Numerous times, their defense has come to their rescue, but it wasn't enough to prevent them from losing to the hosts at the Stadion Šubićevac by a score of 1-2. This time, however, with a change of scenery and bigger ambitions, they may be able to record a shocking victory on the road, with a draw also being a victory if they can keep them at bay.
And with a full house expected from Dinamo Zagreb to make their way into this match, a high-scoring affair is to be expected. Betting on them for a win on the full-time market is not an appealing way to go about it, but for a team that averages 3.71 goals per game when playing at home, we expect them to break through Sibenik's defense and net more than 3+ goals.
- Total 1 - Over 2.5 for 2.00
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) for 2.48
- Asian Handicap - Dinamo Zagreb -2.0 for 1.97