Our prediction for this Champions League match:
A place in the Champions League third qualifying round will be at stake when Shkupi and Dinamo Zagreb take on each other at Cair Stadion in Skopje. Shkupi did well to hold Dinamo Zagreb to a draw at Stadion Maksimir, but they are still seen as underdogs in the tie with the Croatian champions. Jamaica international Ronaldo Cephas is pushing for a start after scoring a late equalizer in the first leg.
Ante Cacic’s men, on the other hand, failed to impress in the first leg, but we predict that they are going to take the return leg seriously. Bruno Petkovic, who found the net in the 2-2 draw with Shkupi, should continue to lead the line for the visiting side. Anyhow, Dinamo Zagreb are a more experienced side than Shkupi, and we predict that Ante Cacic’s troops are going to prove their worth on the field this time out. Keep in mind, though, that both Josip Sutalo and Kevin Theophile-Catherine are injured for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Kévin Théophile-Catherine):
Born in Saint-Brieuc, France, on October 28, 1989, Kevin Theophile-Catherine is a defender who plays for Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb. Theophile-Catherine started his youth career at Rennes and he continued playing for les Rouges et Noirs at senior level.
After scoring two goals in 98 appearances for the club from 2009 to 2013, he moved to Cardiff City in the 2013/2014 season, signing a four-year contract with the Bluebirds. After ending his loan spell with Saint-Etienne, he signed a permanent deal with les Verts in 2015 for a fee of £1.5 million.
The Dinamo Zagreb footballer has one cap with France U21 team, while making four appearances for the U20 team. His main position is centre-back, but he is capable of playing as both right and left back as well. His preferred foot is right and his contract with Dinamo Zagreb should expire on June 30, 2020. Theophile-Catherine made his debut for Dinamo Zagreb in a 2-1 win over Osijek on August 17, 2018.