Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds

Europa League Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica
Europa League Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica

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Score: 1-0.


Dinamo Zagreb 2.94| Draw 3.14| Benfica 2.55

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Predictions | Betting Tips | Odds | Statistics

Dinamo welcome Benfica to Zagreb for their Europa League round of 16 first leg match.

Predictions

Dinamo Zagreb are looking towards a double this season, as they are odds on with the bookies to win the league and have made it to the semi final stage of the Croatian Cup. They topped their Europe League group and defeated Viktoria Plzen in the round of 32 thanks in the main to a 3-0 home victory in the second leg.

Benfica transferred to the Europa League after finishing third in a Champions League group that included both Bayern Munich and Ajax. But the Portuguese club navigated a tricky round of 32 tie against Galatasaray and will feel confident that they can get the better of the Croatian champions over two legs.

Dinamo were surprised by Young Boys of Berne in their Champions League play off tie – losing 2-1 in Zagreb in the second leg, forcing them into the Europa League. Since then most things have gone right for the Croatian club and although most betting sites have Benfica to go through, Dinamo will believe that they can get a good result to take to Lisbon for the second leg.

Benfica have been in fine form in their domestic league recently – including a 10-0 victory over Nacional. But they were knocked out of one cup by Porto and face Sporting in the other, so European dominance would redress that balance. This looks like being a close tie but Dinamo should be stronger at home and could win this 2-1.

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Betting Tips

  • Both teams to score                            

Benfica are heavily fancied to qualify for the next round and an away goal in Zagreb could be key.

  • Dinamo Zagreb to win

Even if Benfica do go through to the quarter finals they will find conditions tricky in Zagreb and a home win in the first leg seems likely.

Odds

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Dinamo Zagreb Draw Benfica
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Statistics

Head To Head

Benfica have never lost to Dinamo Zagreb – with the Eagles drawing one and winning two of their three previous encounters.

Stats

  • Dinamo are one of two current champions left in this season’s Europa League. Salzburg are the one club – and six more were eliminated in the round of 32.
  • Benfica won just one of their Champions League group games away from home but were able to beat Galatasaray in Istanbul in the last round.
  • Mislav Orsic is Dinamo’s top goal scorer in all competitions this season with 11 – but the club’s top scorer in Europe is Izet Harjovic with six.
  • Benfica have made it to two Europa League finals in the last seven years – losing to Chelsea and Sevilla in successive seasons.

Dinamo Zagreb 2.94| Draw 3.14| Benfica 2.55

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