Dinamo Zagreb v Shakhtar Donetsk: Goals at both ends again

Shakhtar manager Luis Castro.
Will Luis Castro be smiling after Shakhtar Donetsk's match with Dinamo Zagreb?

Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk drew 2-2 last month and Dan Fitch is expecting there to be plenty of goals scored again.

"Aside from their respective matches against Manchester City, both Dinamo and Shakhtar have scored in their other two Champions League games. "

Back both Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk to score at 1.75/7

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Dinamo generating a buzz in Group C

Dinamo Zagreb are the surprise occupiers of one of the qualification spots in Group C and have the chance to cement that position when they host Shakhtar.

Manchester City always seemed the likely winners of the group and it was expected that Shakhtar and the Atalanta would probably fight it out for second position. Instead it is Dinamo Zagreb that currently trail Manchester City, having thrashed Atalanta 4-0 in their opening game and drawn 2-2 away against Shakhtar in their most recent outing.

Since losing 2-0 away at Manchester City in October, Dinamo Zagreb are unbeaten in seven (W5 D2). Following their draw in Donetsk, the Croatians have won three games without conceding.

Shakhtar are level on points with Dinamo and only behind them by virtue of having scored less away goals in their head-to-head matches. This is therefore an opportunity for Shakhtar to correct that disappointing result from when they last faced Zagreb, but they are in erratic form, winning only one of their last four matches (D2 L1).

More goals between group rivals

This is one where the result markets are best avoided. Dinamo Zagreb are in form, but Shakhtar certainly have the quality to go there and claim an away win.

After a 2-2 draw in the last match between the sides, the goal markets bring more certainty. Aside from their respective matches against Manchester City, both Dinamo and Shakhtar have scored in their other two Champions League games.

Both teams to score looks a pretty safe bet at 1.75/7. Dinamo Zagreb are on a run of clean sheets, but their opposition in Croatia does not compare to the Champions League.

Dan Fitch 2019/20 Season P/L

Staked: 176.00 pts
Returned: 179.92 pts
P/L: +3.92 pts

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