Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on legendary De Kuip stadium when Feyenoord and Dinamo Zagreb take on each other in the Europa League group stages round 5. Feyenoord sit in the second position in Group K ahead of the visit of Dinamo, but both Wolfsberger and CSKA Moscow are breathing down their neck. The Eredivisie side will be without suspended attacker Nicolai Jorgensen in Thursday’s clash, but Steven Berghuis is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders.
Dinamo Zagreb did well to beat Wolfsberger 3-0 on the road in their last group game, and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Rotterdam. A close encounter is on the cards at De Kuip, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. The two teams played out a goalless at Stadion Maksimir earlier in the process.
Highlighted Player (Steven Berghuis):
Born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands on December 19, 1991, Steven Berghuis is a Dutch winger who plays for Feyenoord in the Eredivisie. Berghuis played for the likes of Vitesse/AGOVV, WSV Apeldoorn, and Go Ahead Eagles during his youth career before joining Twente in 2009.
The 183-cm-tall footballer continued playing for the Reds at senior level. After ending his loan spell with VVV-Venlo, Steven Berghuis joined AZ Alkmaar in the summer of 2012, and three years later signed a deal with the Premier League club Watford. After making no more than nine appearances in the English top flight, Berghuis moved to Feyenoord in August 2016, and he has been playing De club aan de Maas ever since.
His main position is right winger, but he is capable of producing fine displays as both left winger and attacking midfielder as well. He made his Netherlands debut on May 27, 2016 in a 1-1 draw with the Republic of Ireland.
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.