Dinamo Zagreb vs Sheriff Tiraspol Preview 25/08/2021
GNK Dinamo Zagreb will welcome FC Sheriff Tiraspol to the Stadion Maksimir on Wednesday as the Croatian side look to rally the troops ahead of climbing mountains as they are 3-0 down on aggregate following the first leg.
Sheriff blew Zagreb out of the water in the first encounter back at the “Sheriff” Sports Complex, with thanks to two goals from Adama Traore and a goal from Dimitris Kolovos in the second half.
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Throughout the game, Yuriy Vernydub’s men controlled, dominated and made easy work of the 90 minutes to set up what now should be a game in which they can just coast through. However, the travelling side are far from down and out just yet.
While they may have been schooled in Moldova, back in Croatia, Zagreb remain one of the contenders for the 1. HNL once again and should they win their game in hand over the top two sides in the league, they could jump to the top of the league for another time.
Ahead of this clash, they are also coming off the back of another 1-0 win on the domestic front, as they beat NK Lokomotiva by just the one goal scored by Mislav Orsic.
Goals at times have not come in great orders for the Croatian giants, as ever since they drew 3-3 with Rijeka, they’ve managed just four goals in five games. Indeed, this is far from a worrying turnover, but it shows how they do often struggle to get the best out of their side.
Sheriff, on the other hand, couldn’t have asked for a much better beginning to the 2021/22 season. They currently sit mid-table in the Moldovian National Division, but this is due to an almighty three games in hand on those above due to European commitments.
The club have still managed to win their first three games by scoring a fabulous 10 goals and conceding just three in the league, meaning only Milsami at the top can match this unbeaten record. Last time out in the league, Sheriff shipped seven goals past Dinamo-Auto in a 7-1 win.
Dinamo can’t let the first goal go in and if they turn up like they have in the league, it’s their game to lose and PlusBet.net predicts they will manage to get the job done here in 90 minutes.
The club will need three goals to ensure they get a chance to make it to the Champions League, and PlusBet.net thinks they will do it given their solid home form.
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