Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Despite being regarded as big underdogs in the double-header against Crvena zvezda, Sheriff Tiraspol did well to beat the odds and eliminate the Serbian champions. The Moldavians are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Dinamo, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Tuesday’s football game. Anyhow, we are positive that Sheriff will adopt a defence-minded approach in the first leg of the Champions League play-offs.
The Croatian champions, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Sheriff by beating Legia in the two-legged tie. Dinamo Zagreb are a very experienced side, and seeing that the club chiefs did well to keep hold of key players in the summer transfer window, away win should be considered. A man to watch in the away team will be pacey winger Mislav Orsic, who represented Croatia at the 2020 EURO finals.
Highlighted Player (Veaceslav Posmac):
Veaceslav Posmac is a Moldavian footballer who was born in Chisinau on November 7, 1990. The right-footed defender currently plays for Sheriff Tiraspol as a centre-back, but he started his senior career at Stantul Gheorghe. It has to be noted that he played for his home-town club Dacia Chisinau from 2012 to 2017.
Veaceslav Posmac made his Sheriff debut on July 9, 2017 in a 5-0 win over Zaria and he did remarkably well to score on his debut. The 188-cm tall defender plays for Moldova as well and he made his debut for the national team in a 2-1 win over Kyrgyzstan on June 14, 2013.
Veaceslav Posmac scored his first ever goal for Moldova on January 15, 2014in a 2-1 loss to Norway. The Moldavian defender is very good in the air and despite the fact that his main position is centre-back he often scores goals after set-pieces. Veaceslav Posmac wears No. 90 on his shirt.
Highlighted Team (Dinamo Zagreb):
Arguably the biggest club in Croatia and one of the most prominent football outfits in the Balkan region, Dinamo Zagreb have won 18 league titles, 11 of which came successively. Dinamo Zagreb have never been relegated to a lower tier of both Croatian and Yugoslav football.
Modri as they are called in Croatia are renowned for their impressive production line of youth footballers. Their highly organised football academy has so far produced world-class players such as Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marko Pjaca and many others. Dinamo Zagreb play their home matches at the Stadion Maksimir in front of 35,000 people.
The club lacked support during the last couple of seasons due to fans’ disagreement with club management, most notably notorious Zdravko Mamic, who is under investigation for long-lasting corruption, tax evasion and embezzlement. For the first time since 2015, Dinamo Zagreb will have the full support of their most faithful supporters in the Champions League.