The battle of Europe’s top teams will have its final group stage matches this week with Croatian giants Dinamo Zagreb taking the match at home against weakened English champions Manchester City in Group C derby midweek. The hosts aim to make it to the next rounds as they have to win this match and get all three points, while the visitors will try to recover from a heavy lost in a rival derby last time. You have the chance to win with your favorite champions in your chosen match as we turn your venture to winnings here at 12BET Sportsbook. Sign up now and claim your first bonus!
Venue: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb
Date and Time: Thursday, December 12, 2019, 1:55 AM (GMT+8)
12BET (Match Prediction)
Dinamo Zagreb (Home)
The home team will enter this match with a back-to-back win in their domestic league after losing against Atalanta 2-0 in their recent Champions League match. They currently sit on the 3rd place of the Group C table with only 1 point that separates them to the 2nd spot, making this a crucial match to know their fate in the competition. They have won only 1 match in the group stage which is their opening match against Atalanta 4-0 and became winless after, lost 2 and drawn 2 that left them with only 5 points. Back at their domestic league, they remain the leaders of the Croatian HNL with 41 points from winning 13 of 17 matches they played in the domestic top flight, lost 2 and drawn 2. They are unbeaten in 16 games playing at home across all competitions, won 12 and drawn 4 with not more than 3 goals netted in their last 5 home games across all competitions.
Manchester City (Away)
The reigning champions of the English top flight have failed to hold their home glory as they were lost the Manchester Derby against their neighboring rival Manchester United 1-2. Heading to this match, the Sky Blues have won 2 of their last 5 matches across all competitions, lost 1 and drawn 2. They still sit on the 3rd place of the domestic league table 32 points from winning 10 of 15 matches, lost 3 and drawn 3. Despite sitting behind the leaders of the table, Pep Guardiola’s men have booked their place in this competition while on top of the Group C table and they also remain the top scorers in the Premier League with 44 goals netted in 14 matches, scoring 2 or more goals in 12 of those 14 matches, conceded to 19. Playing on the road, they have won 2, lost 1 drawn 3 of their last 5 away matches across all competitions.
These two sides have met once in 10 years last October in the same group stage where Manchester City have won 2-0 at home.
PREDICTION: Dinamo Zagreb 1 – 2 Manchester City
Dinamo Zagreb 4.00 – Draw 3.85 – Manchester City 1.82
FT.HDP – Manchester City: 0.5
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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