Sevilla vs Dinamo Zagreb by Jimeno
Sevilla broke a streak of five consecutive victories last weekend, when the team visited Gijon and stood to a 1:1 defeat. They have entered the match in a great way, since the players of Sevilla took the lead in fourth minute via Vietto, but got quickly leveled up in 20th minute with a goal from Gomez.
Visitors remained being better till the end of the game but couldn't convert their chances into goals, while it can be said that they actually did deserve to get all three points. After this setback, the team is now sharing third position together with Atletico Madrid, having three points less than leaders from Barcelona. As for Champions League, they are in great position with two victories and a draw and in case of another three pointer here, then the team would really be close, or maybe even secure already, the ticket for the next phase. Injured remain Benoit Tremoulinas (0/0), Samir Nasri (7/2) and Michael Krohn-Dehli (0/0). They should be playing in 3-4-1-2 formation with Yedder and Vietto as strikers and Vazquez as central offensive midfielder.
Dinamo Zagreb, on the other side, managed to enter the group stage of Champions League, but it's obvious that the team isn't up to that level completely, at least not for this season. After three rounds played, it could be said that they were easily outplayed three times and are the team which is yet to score a goal in the competition, conceding eight till now.
As for their domestic league, team finally managed to get some consecutive victories now, third one in a row previous weekend when they narrowly won over Zapresic 1:0 on the road and they are now at second position, six points below first placed Rijeka. Surely a situation that worries the club a lot, since they are used on winning the title with ease, while the team doesn't inspire with confidence and doesn't play that well, even when winning in domestic competitions. Visitors will probably be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Soudani, Pavicic and Fernandes as forwards. They can't count at offensive midfielder Domagoj Antolic (2/0), but also most likely at defender Mario Leskovic (0/0) and midfielder Ivan Fiolic (3/0).
Sevilla only took a narrow victory in the previous game against Dinamo and I see the things being only more worrying for the Croatian side when they visit Spain. It's obviously that the guests aren't up to that level and everything except very easy victory for the Spaniards would be huge surprise for me.