In a game that only serves to meet the table, Dynamo Zagreb face Anderlecht on Thursday, December 13, for the sixth – last round of the group stage of the Europa League edition 2018/2019. The meeting will be held at Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, Croatia. The start was scheduled for 18h (Brasília time).The Croats have already secured not only the classification for the second phase of the Europa League but also the first place of the D key conquering 13 (four wins and a draw) of the 15 points they played. The second wave was Fernerbahce of Turkey with eight (two wins, two draws and one defeat). Third place is Trnava with four (one win, one draw and three defeats). The Belgians, with two points (two draws and three losses), have the flashlight in their hands.
After slowing down in the Europa League with a goalless draw with Fenerbahce in Turkey in the fifth round, Dinamo Zagreb resumed the strongest pace by setting a winning streak in national competition.In the Croatian Cup, at home, he scored 1-0 at Slaven Belupo. With that, it guaranteed its passage to the phase of semifinals. The draw has not yet been held, but Osijek, Rijeka and Zapresic are the other teams to follow in the fight for the cup.In the HNL, the First Division of the Croatian Championship, Dinamo passed through Gorica at home, scoring 1-0, and Zapresic out, winning 2-0. Thus came the 42 points (13 wins, three draws and a defeat). It maintained the advantage of nine points in relation to Rijeka, placed second. He has the second best attack of the tournament with 31 goals scored and the defense less leaked, with nine goals suffered.
Check the updated information about injuries and suspensions
Anderlecht were also in the goalless draw in the fifth round of the Europa League. At home, he failed to break through the Trnava blockade. The bad phase was extended by the Jupiler League, the Belgian Championship.
In the next two tournament clashes, both in their domains, he got only one point. It was in the 1-1 draw with Charleroi on Sunday, 9 December. Before, he had been defeated by Genk by 1 to 0.With 31 points (nine wins, four draws and five losses), he is in fourth position. The difference for Genk, leader, has reached eight points. Anderlecht, however, needs to look into the rearview mirror. In the Belgian Championship, the first six advance to the second phase. In that battle, the difference for Charleroi, seventh placed, fell to four points.For the duel of Thursday, coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck is expected to have two casualties due to injury problems. They are handed over to the medical department and it is unlikely that the defender Elias Cobbaut and striker Ciryack Dhauholou will be released.
Football Prediction of the Day Dínamo Zagreb vs Anderlecht
Dinamo Zagreb’s 2-0 win in the first round of the Europa League 2018/2019 version was the third meeting between the teams. The previous two were also for the competition, but in the 2009/2010 edition. In their key phase, Anderlecht, as a visitor, made it 2-0 in the first round. In the return, at home, took the change being beaten by 1 to 0.The calmness of home-scrimmages should allow Dinamo Zagreb to climb a team closer to the starting lineup on Thursday. Allied to that, the home team and technical superiority demonstrated by the Croatian team throughout the competition, the prognosis in their victory ends up being the best option in the encounter with Anderlecht.
Bet Tips: Dínamo Zagreb wins