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Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham: Spurs aiming to bounce back after derby loss

Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham: Europa League
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Jose Mourinho’s men will be determined to make it into the last-eight and get one step closer to ending their long trophy drought.

After two sets of exhilarating and intense Champions League fixtures, European football continues but now in the form of the Europa League.

Eight Europa League Round of 16 second-leg matches are set to be played on Thursday, and here we take a closer look at Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham.

The team from the Premier League triumphed in the first leg, winning by a comfortable scoreline of two goals to none with both goals coming from Harry Kane.

Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham Form

The Croatian outfit are in excellent form, having won nine of their last 10 games across all competitions. That one defeat, which ended their eight-match winning run, came against the upcoming opponents in the reverse fixture.

A resounding 5-0 league victory over Varazdin last time out marked an eighth clean sheet in the last 10 outings for the 1. NHL side.

However, the recent off-the-pitch drama due to the resignation of their manager Zoran Mamic, who was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for fraud, could also serve as a distraction for the players.

Tottenham go into the match after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of London rivals Arsenal. Prior to the loss, they were on a four-match winning run across all competitions.

Spurs have shown good attacking and great defensive strength lately, scoring 16 goals in their last six games and conceding just three.

The Lillywhites are the favorites to advance to the next round, especially considering they have progressed from each of their previous three knockout ties in this competition when they have come out on top in the first leg.

Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham Head-to-head

Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham Team News

The hosts have only one injury concern to deal with, with defender Sadegh Moharrami still recovering from his ACL injury.

As for the visitors, Son Heung-min picked up a hamstring problem in the north London derby and is unavailable for Thursday’s match. Giovani Lo Celso also remains sidelined while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is suspended.

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Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham Latest Odds

Only twice have the two teams met before, and Spurs have won both the matches without conceding in each of them.