H2H, Lineups and Betting Tips
Dinamo Zagreb and AC Milan meet at Stadion Maksimir on Tuesday night, both desperate for points to stay in the Champions League knockout stage.
While Croatia’s champions have only taken one point from their last three Group E games, Italy’s only win to date came in last month’s reverse fixture at San Siro.
About the match
Dinamo Zagreb vs AC Milan
The UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb, Croatia)
Dinamo Zagreb are currently top of their domestic league and have been quite impressive thus far. The Croatian side drew 1-1 with Hajduk Split last week and will need to step up a notch in this match.
AC Milan, on the other hand, is currently second in the league table and has been impressive this season. The Rossoneri defeated Monza 4-1 in their previous game and will look to repeat the feat this week.
Here is all the information you require about the game.
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- Dinamo Zagreb has lost all five matches against AC Milan in the history of this fixture, giving them the joint-worst record in European competitions against a single opponent.
- The previous meeting between the two teams took place in September of this year, and AC Milan won easily 3-1.
- AC Milan won their last two away games against Dinamo Zagreb by an aggregate score of 6-1, and they haven’t played such a game in over 22 years.
- AC Milan’s five-game winning streak against Dinamo Zagreb is their best against a single opponent in European competitions.
- Dinamo Zagreb has lost only one of their last five UEFA Champions League home matches, with their only defeat coming in 2019.
- AC Milan’s only UEFA Champions League victory this season came in the rematch against Dinamo Zagreb last month.
Stefano Pioli made seven changes to his side ahead of their win against Monza, despite a rare week of work on the training ground at Milanello, so his injury-hit squad should arrive in Croatia with relatively fresh legs.
However, with Fikayo Tomori suspension following his red card against Chelsea and Brahim Diaz having to leave after scoring twice at the weekend, the Milan manager can be pushing to shuffle his pack once more.
Simon Kjaer, who is recently in the squad after getting recovery from injury, should start at the back, joining hands either with Matteo Gabbia or Pierre Kalulu. In Davide Calabria‘s absence, the latter could shift right and Sergino Dest, who is still badly hurt after Saturday, may be out from the squad.
Despite Divock Origi scoring on his delayed full debut, Olivier Giroud returns from injury to lead the line up front, with top scorer Rafael Leao supporting. In the meantime, Alexis Saelemaekers, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and first-choice goalkeeper Mike Maignan are all out.
Dinamo coach Ante Cacic named a strong lineup for their top-of-the-table clash with Hajduk Split, though Luka Ivanusec is likely to be recalled after appearing as a substitute on Friday. It might mean that teenage phenomenon Martin Baturina is sidelined to the bench.
The hosts may also go with a three-man central defense, with veteran captain Arijan Ademi pinning the midfield. Mislav Orsic, the club’s top scorer in European competition with 19 goals, may play alongside Bruno Petkovic in attack.
Final line ups will be available live at UEFA Champions League official site before the match starts.
Dinamo Zagreb vs AC Milan Prediction
AC Milan is being impressive in the domestic league this season, but they are struggling in the UEFA Champions League. The Rossoneri is looking to advance to the knockout stages and cannot risk dropping points in this match.
Dinamo Zagreb can put on a show on occasion and it has picked off a few upsets in recent years. On paper, AC Milan is the superior team and should be able to win this game.
We say: Dinamo Zagreb 1-2 AC Milan
- Tip 1: AC Milan to Win
- Tip 2: Both Team to Score
- Tip 3: Goals: Over 2.5
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