Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Spartak Trnava failed to book their place in the Champions League group stages, but they produce fine displays in the Europa League. The Slovak side kicked off their Europa League campaign in style, with the team beating Anderlecht 1-0 in front of home fans, but Fenerbahce proved to be a big catch for them in Istanbul. Spartak Trnava are likely to rely on their solid defence in Thursday’s football match, therefore, we believe fans will see a low-scoring affair at City Arena Trnava. Dinamo Zagreb, on the other hand, did well to roll over Fenerbahce 4-1 in the opening match of their Europa League campaign and, to make things even better for the fans, the Croatian champions outplayed Anderlecht in Brussels in their second group game. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards in Trnava and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils on Thursday evening.
Highlighted Player (Vakhtang Chanturishvili):
Vakhtang Chanturishvili is a Georgia international who is a product of Sasco Tbilisi football academy. After making 14 appearances for Norchi Dinamoeli Tbilisi, Vakhtang Chanturishvili continued his senior career at Zestafoni, where he scored 2 goals in 21 appearances for the club.
From 2015 to 2016 Chanturishvili played for the most famous Georgian side Dinamo Tbilisi and in 2017 he moved to Oleksandriya of Ukraine. Nowadays the Georgian footballer plays for Slovakian side Spartak Trnava, who booked their place in the 2018/2019 Europa League group stages.
Speaking of his international career, Chanturishvili made his Georgia debut in May 2016 in a 3-1 loss to Slovakia. Chanturishvili started the match, but he was substituted by Levan Kenia after 45 minutes. His main position is left midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. The Spartak Trnava footballer was born in Ozurgeti (Georgia) on August 5, 1993. His preferred foot is left.
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.