2019-20 UEFA Champions League – Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk kick off? Wednesday 6th November, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk being played? Stadion Maksimir

What TV channel is Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Dinamo Zagreb vs Shakhtar Donetsk?

Dinamo Zagreb – https://www.viagogo.com/Sports-Tickets/International-Soccer/Croatian-First-Football-League/Dinamo-Zagreb-Tickets

Shakhtar Donetsk – https://shakhtar.com/en/tickets/matches/

What was the score in the last meeting between Dinamo Zagreb & Shakhtar Donetsk? Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Dinamo Zagreb

THE TEAM NEWS

DINAMO ZAGREB

  • Dinamo Zagreb have not lost a competitive game at home since August 2018 and they have won their last six, keeping a clean sheet in every one.
  • Mario Gavranovic and Amer Gojak are doubts having missed Saturday's game against Inter Zapresic but Kevin Theophile-Catherine and Arijan Ademi are expected to be fit.
  • Coach Nenad Bjelica is therefore expected to revert to the back five he used at Shakhtar two weeks ago, with Bruno Petkovic leading the attack.

Predicted line-up (5-3-2): Livakovic; Stojanovic, Theophile-Catherine, Dilaver, Peric, Leovac; Olmo, Ademi, Moro; Orsic, Petkovic

Unavailable: Majer (Injured), Kulenovic (Injured)

Doubtful: Theophile-Catherine (Injured), Ademi (Injured), Gavranovic (Injured), Gojak (Injured)

SHAKHTAR DONETSK

  • Shakhtar Donetsk have lost just one of their last 10 games in all competitions and are way out in front in the Premier League, so they can concentrate on this vital Champions League match.
  • Manor Solomon will be assessed after suffering an injury in Saturday's game at Karpaty so captain Taison is set to return in attack having been rested at the weekend.
  • Yevhen Konopylanka, Marlos, Ismaily and Serhii Kryvtsov are all doubtful after missing Saturday's game and midfielder Maycon remains sidelined.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Pyatov; Dodo, Matviyenko, Khotcholava, Ismaily; Stepanenko, Alan Patrick; Marlos, Kovalenko, Taison; Junior Moraes

Unavailable: Maycon (Injured), Konopylanka (Injured)

Doubtful: Totovytsky (Injured), Marlos (Injured), Kryvtsov (Injured), Solomon (Injured), Ismaily (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Both of these sides are in good form and go into this meeting tied on four points in Group C. There was nothing to separate them two weeks ago in Ukraine but Dinamo Zagreb are a force to be reckoned with at home and that should give them the confidence to go and get the three points.

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