Dinamo Zagreb vs Sevilla by Isaiah
Dinamo Zagreb is having some troubles this season in the domestic league, yet alone in their Champions League group stage performances so far. Croatian team failed to present themselves dominant in the domestic league as they were in previous years, with the team only being second at the table after twelve rounds played with 8-2-2 record.
They are six points behind leaders from Rijeka and are counting only two victories in last five domestic league matches, however also two victories in last three undefeated matches streak. Most recently, they won over Belupe narrowly 1:0, only with a goal from Fernandes in 79th minute. As for the Champions League, the team easily lost to Lyon 3:0 away from home and to Juventus 4:0 in front of their own fans and it seems that getting the fourth position without much of chances to get involved in the third position battle looks like complete reality for them.
Central defender Marko Leskovic should be the only injury worry for the Croats. They should be playing in 4-4-2 formation with Soudani and Fernandes.
Sevilla, on the other side, seems to be in decent form at the moment, as the team comes from a 3:2 victory over Leganes last weekend away from home. They were better in the first halftime and took the lead in 25th minute with a goal from Vazquez, with Nasti doubling up the lead in 58th minute. Lack of concentration in 67th and 69th minute led them to a 2:2 result and their game play looked like ruined at these moments, however the team still bounced back to get a victory five minutes before the full time whistle with a goal from Sarabia in 85th minute. It was third consecutive victory for Sevilla in all competitions, as the team stands now at third position in LaLiga, only a point behind leading duo from Atletico and Real Madrid.
As for the Champions League, they surprised everyone with a draw against Juventus on the road in the first round, but took an important three pointer at home against Lyon in the second round 1:0. Now the team can't afford to drop points against obviously the weakest link in the group if they are to fight for the first two positions. Sevilla should be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Vazquez as central striker, but also with Sarabia and Vitolo as wingers. Benoit Temoulinas, Michael Krohn-Dehli and Daniel Carrico are all sidelined for this game, only with the latter one having some playing minutes this season anyway.
Dinamo is far away from a convincing side in their own league, scoring only one goal in last three matches in all competiitons and two in four. Having in mind that they have problems in the domestic league as well, I simply can't see them being much of a match up for in-form LaLiga side. Sevilla should get the victory without much of problems in the latter phase of the game.