Plzeň vs Dinamo Zagreb: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
The match is over.
Viktoria Plzen welcome Dinamo Zagreb to the Štruncovy Sady Stadion for the very first time in an even contest that is set to go down to the wire.
A brief glimpse at this two-legged affair makes it appear incredibly well-matched with undeniable parallels between the two.
For example, both are their nations reigning league champions and both are no strangers to European competition even if progress is usually shortened. However, both sides should be well refreshed after a winter break meaning their can be no excuses of fatigue.
A number of popular sportsbooks have this game down as one that is too close to call and it’s not hard to see why.
That said, if there is going to be a winner, then it makes sense to back the home side, after all, this is a team that under head coach Pavel Vrba defeated Roma in the group stages of the Champions League.
Zagreb also head to Croatia never having won a competitive game in the country with two draws and two defeats to their name but that does not mean they are slouches.
Nenad Bjelica’s men have scored eight goals in just two matches since returning from the winter break and will be keen to put on a show.
It is clear the two-look inseparable making a draw the only way to go in this one.
Goals is a sure thing as neither struggles to hit the back of the net as highlighted above so back a highly entertaining 2-2 draw to set the return leg up to aplomb.
- The draw and both teams to score
You have to go back to November 7 for the last time Plzen failed to score a goal in a match in any competition whilst Zagreb has only failed to score in one of their last seven competitive games making this the best value bet with famous betting sites for the match outcome.
- Izet Hajrovic to score anytime
Dinamo Zagreb’s right winner has come to life in the Europa League this season and has netted three times for the Blues making him the clubs top scorer in the competition.
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The pair are meeting for the first ever time and this is also the first time Plzen has ever played a team from Croatia.
However, Zagreb have played in the Czech Republic four times but are yet to record a victory with two draws and two defeats on their travels.
- This will be first ever meeting between the two.
- Plzen enter the Europa League at the last 32 after finishing third in Champions League Group G.
- Dinamo Zagreb topped Group D in the Europa League without losing a game to reach the latter stages.
- Both teams are the defending champions of their domestic league championship.
- This is the first time since 1970 that Dinamo Zagreb will be competing in a UEFA match in the spring.