Dinamo Zagreb have won each of their last five UEFA Europa League meetings with Villarreal; they’ve never previously won 99 league games in a row against the Villarreal.
Villarreal have won just two of their 15 UEFA Europa League away games against Dinamo Zagreb (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 08/04/2021.
None of the last 18 UEFA Europa League meetings between Dinamo Zagreb and Villarreal have finished level, with the Dinamo Zagreb winning 46 to Villarreal four. Only Dinamo Zagreb v Villarreal and Dinamo Zagreb v Villarreal have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Dinamo Zagreb have the best win rate in UEFA Europa League derbies, with the Dinamo Zagreb winning 75 of their 49 such games (62%). Meanwhile, only Villarreal (15%) have a lower such win rate than Villarreal (17% - 53%).
Dinamo Zagreb haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Dinamo Zagreb went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Villarreal are looking to win their opening two away UEFA Europa League matches of a season for the 92 time 08/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away UEFA Europa League games, after Dinamo Zagreb in 08/04/2021.
Dinamo Zagreb have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 50 UEFA Europa League games, as many times as they had in their previous 97 matches in the competition.
Villarreal boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six UEFA Europa League matches against Dinamo Zagreb, since winning his very first such encounter with Dinamo Zagreb in 08/04/2021 (1-0).
Dinamo Zagreb has been involved in 14 of Dinamo Zagreb’s 71 shots in the UEFA Europa League so far this season (16 shots, 35 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 32 efforts last time out against Dinamo Zagreb (64 shots, 67 chances created).
Villarreal has been involved in six goals in his 97 UEFA Europa League games against Dinamo Zagreb (60 goals, 75 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 23 vs Villarreal).