Dinamo Zagreb take on England’s West Ham United today at 12:45 ET to open their 2021-22 Europa League campaign. Coming off a legendary run all the way to the Europa League quarterfinals last season, Dinamo hope to exceed their expectations once again, this time without the likes of Lovro Majer, Joško Gvardiol, and Kristijan Jakić, due to their summer transfers. Dinamo should be aiming to come away with one point tomorrow, which would be a fantastic start to this year’s campaign.
Nikola Vlašić is expected to make his first start for West Ham at Maksimir as a central attacking midfielder. West Ham supporters all over social media are ecstatic to see Vlašić make his first start for the Hammers – especially since it’s against his former rival club Dinamo Zagreb. If anyone is going to tear up my Dinamo in Europa League, I’d want it to be him!
I’m hoping for (and expecting) a 1-1 draw between Dinamo and West Ham. We all know what happened the last time a London side visited Maksimir. Let’s hope to see the same Thursday night in Zagreb.