Match date: 22 Nov 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: UEFA Champions League
| Stake: 9/10
| Pick: 2 (-1 AH)
| Match result:
0-1 - Draw
Dinamo Zagreb can't brag with their results in this season, in Croatian league are at second spot at the table with six points less than leaders Rijeka and it seems that in this campaign their domination could be ended there, in Champions league were terrible, they are in pretty strong group but in four rounds they failed to earn single point and didn't scored at all while conceded 12 goals, they are at last position in group H and i just doubt that will manage to achieve some better results in last two rounds. In 5th round they are welcoming French side Lyon tonight and i just doubt that will avoid another defeat. In previous round of domestic league they divided points with Istra 1961 at home, before that achieved narrow victory over RNK Split and suffered convincing defeat against Sevilla on their trip to Spain. In last five years hosts met with Lyon three times and suffered three defeats, now i really don't believe that will achieve some different outcome. They never were among some strongest European teams but in this campaign achieved pretty bad results so far in Champions league and i believe that all their hopes for reaching third spot and Europa league knockout stage will end up here, simple guests are strong side and i don't believe that Dinamo can do something in this game. Offensive midfielder Domagoj Antolic (13/1) will miss this game due to an injury, defender Petar Stojanovic (14/1) is suspended while appearances of defender Marko Leskovic (0/0) and midfielder Ivan Fiolic (23/4) are in doubt due to injury issues.
Lyon had really poor start of this season and they finally showed some improving recently, in last four games they achieved three victories and got one draw in previous round of Champions league. To this match guests are coming after victory over Lille away from home, before that were better at home ground against Bastia and here i'm sure that can collect all three points and secure their placement into Europa league knockout stage, theoretically they still have chance for reaching Champions league knockout stage as have four points behind Juventus but i really doubt that strong side as Juventus will drop points in last two rounds. After 13 rounds in French Ligue 1 they are at 4th spot at the table with ten points less than leaders Nice, they must continue with positive results to keep up with them but i don't believe that will manage to join title race. So far hosts showed decent skills in offense, defense was also solid but so far were struggling to find consistency in their game, now seems much better and i'm sure that will manage to overcome weakest team in their group to stay in Europe until spring. However they mustn't underestimate hosts which will give their best to collect their first points in Champions league and surprise, still i believe in victory of guests tonight. Defender Christophe Jallet (2/0) and offensive midfielder Rachid Ghezzai (13/1) are both injured and will miss this game while appearances of defender Maciej Rybus (14/0), midfielders Clement Grenier (4/0) and Nabil Fekir (14/2) are in doubt due to a slight injuries.
Hosts didn't had much luck with a draw this year in Champions league and even for much stronger teams than Dino is this would be a really big challenge to reach knockout stage, so far they failed to collect points and i doubt that will be changed tonight, simple guests weren't in great form so far but now are on good run and i'm convinced that will achieve victory here.