At the international level, there are always interesting constellations. Above all in the Europa League, clubs from the most diverse leagues are represented, which is why the so-called cross-comparisons are an important instrument in terms of technology. How good is the Portuguese league compared to the Croatian league? What would Zagreb be in the Primeira Liga? This is especially difficult when the national competition is very weak. The best examples are RB Salzburg or Celtic Glasgow, which are always very difficult to assess. That the Croatian league is stronger than the football upper house in the Czech Republic – at least in the top – became clear in the second round. Dinamo Zagreb threw there in the duel of championship leader Viktoria Pilsen from the competition. Now the Croats are trying on Ligaprimus in Portugal. For Dimano Zagreb Benfica Lisbon is another house number – the odds of the bookmakers are already a first indication that the Iberians are better to assess.
Football Betting Tips and Predictions Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica Lisbon
Even in the first leg away Benfica is classified as a lightweight favorite. Sure, the team of Bruno Lage is full of success at the weekend in Porto and the takeover of the championship lead with confidence. On the other hand, the hosts are also in a very strong shape and with a home record of 15 wins from the last 16 games, guests will be warned. The respect of both clubs in front of each other was clearly heard in the interviews and it raises the question of who in the first leg has the courage to aggressively take more risk. This is the central issue before the game Dinamo Zagreb and Benfica Lisbon for a good prediction. If both teams act cautiously, a tip on a few goals is the only logical conclusion. As you know, the truth is on the pitch and patience is needed until Thursday night. At 18:55 clock this meeting is kicked off. The game will be headed by referee Michael Oliver from England.
Dinamo Zagreb – Statistics & Current Form
At the weekend, Dinamo Zagreb suffered a small setback in the national HNL league. Despite leadership and clear dominance jumped at the derby against Lok Zagreb only a 1: 1 out. A late goal destroyed the away win. The loss of points is to get over to the undisputed leader, however; after all, the lead over HNK Rijeka and second place is still 14 points. The championship title is almost certain, which is why the full focus can be placed on the Europa League. In the group stage, the Croats had no trouble to prevail against Anderlecht, Fenerbahce Istanbul and Spartak Trnava. It became tight only in the second round, after the team of coach Nenad Bjelica lost the first leg at Viktoria Pilsen with 1: 2. But if Zagreb can rely on something, then on their own home strength.
With 15 wins from the last 16 games in a draw (0-0 against Anderlecht) is the self-confidence in front of home scenery incredibly large. The Czechs were swept away 3-0 and Dinamo was able to celebrate the quarter-finals. There it is necessary to present at home against Benfica Lisbon. The fans will whip their team forward as usual from the first minute. Personnel coach Nenad Bjelica has the best conditions. There are no injuries and he can make the most of everything. Especially offensively he has a few different options. Bruno Petkovic, who played 90 minutes against Pilsen twice and also met, sat in the league only on the bench. The same applies to former Werder pro Izet Hajrovic. Mislav Orsic on the left wing acts as the sole actor. Youngsters Nikola Moro and Komnen Andric would be further alternatives.
Expected formation of Dinamo Zagreb:
↪ Livakovic – Moharrami, Theophile-Catherine, Dilaver, Leovac – Moro, Ademi, Hajrovic, Orsic, Olmo – Petkovic
Last matches of Dinamo Zagreb:
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Lokomotiva Zagreb vs. Dinamo Zagreb 1: 1 (1st HNL)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Dinamo Zagreb vs. Dinamo Zagreb NK Osijek 3: 0 (1st HNL)
⚽ 21.02.2019 – Dinamo Zagreb Vs. Viktoria Pilsen 3: 0 (Europa League)
⚽ 17.02.2019 – Dinamo Zagreb Vs. NK Slaven Belupo 3: 0 (1st HNL)
⚽ 14.02.2019 – Viktoria Pilsen vs. Dinamo Zagreb 2: 1 (Europa League)
Benfica Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
Benfica has set a clear mark in the championship fight at the weekend. In the direct duel in the former leader FC Porto, the Eagles won 2-1 away to victory and thus have taken the place in the sun the competitor. With eight wins from the last nine competitive games of the capital club is in a very good shape and has now in the fight for the national title finally all the trumps themselves in the hand. The only draw in recent weeks was also a felt victory. The talk is of 0: 0 against Galatasaray Istanbul in the second round of the Europa League. This was enough after the 2-1 on the Bosporus to move into the second round.
Like in Istanbul, Lisbon wants to bring home a very good starting position on Thursday. In foreign parts, the troupe of Bruno Lage seems almost stronger than at home. Seven wins in a row are currently available. The opponents were very well known with Sporting, Porto and Galatasaray. Basis for this run is the good defensive work. Benfica were without a clean sheet four times and with the Greek Vlachodimos the team currently has a very secure backing. Before that, center-back duo Ruben Dias and Ferro are doing an outstanding job. Both defensive men are only 21 years old and thus further proof of how well the talent factory Benfica Lisbon works. Whether the lack of experience in the cauldron on Thursday evening plays a role, will show.
Expected formation of Benfica Lisbon:
↪ Vlachodimos – Almeida, Dias, Ferro, Grimaldo – Pizzi, Samaris, Gabriel, Silva – Joao Felix, Seferovic
Last matches of Benfica Lisbon:
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Porto vs.. Benfica Lisbon 1: 2 (Primeira Liga)
⚽ 25.02.2019 – Benfica vs GD Chaves 4: 0 (Primeira League)
⚽ 21.02.2019 – Benfica vs. Galatasaray 0: 0 (Europa League)
⚽ 18.02.2019 – Desportivo Aves Vs. Benfica Lisbon 0: 3 (Primeira Liga)
⚽ 14.02.2019 – Galatasaray Vs. Benfica Lisbon 1: 2 (Europa League)
Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica Lisbon Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Direct comparison between Dinamo Zagreb and Benfica helps you to find good odds and making use of the best bet on the upcoming Europa League match. The only match between these two clubs is 15 years ago. In the former UEFA Cup, they met in the group stage. There was no match at that time, which is why there was only one match in the Portuguese capital. As expected, the Eagles won 2-0 and eventually reached the next round in Group G together with VfB Stuttgart and SC Heerenveen. Zagreb left with the Belgian representative Beveren.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica Lisbon Betting Tips and Predictions Explained
The Maksimir in Zagreb is to be treated with respect for every opponent. The stadium in the Croatian capital can become a real cauldron. This is even more true in an international floodlit game. Viktoria Pilsen had nothing to oppose to this power. This time, the Eagles are trying their luck and want to bring themselves into a good starting position for the return leg next week. With a draw, both Dinamo Zagreb and Benfica could live well, so the odds of tapping a draw would be an option. A 0: 0 or 1: 1 is easy to imagine. For both clubs, the main thing is not to lose, which is why the risk in the offensive game will be limited. Defensively, the teams are incredibly stable, which is why a long 0: 0 is not unlikely. Zagreb have conceded no goals in eleven of their last 13 home games and Benfica have been without damage in four out of the last six games.
Key Facts – Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica Lisbon tips
▶ Zagreb have won 15 of the last 16 home games – eleven times without conceding
▶ Benfica won away seven games last time – four times without conceding
▶ The only duel in 2004, the Portuguese won at home 2-0
The only logical conclusion is that viewers in the Croatian capital have to adjust to a game in which chances to score will be in short supply. Betting on a few hits are almost self-explanatory. The under 2.5 variant is the best bet between Dinamo Zagreb and Benfica and much safer, as opposed to predicting the outcome of the game. Three hits are very hard to imagine, which is why the tip is a good option despite the low odds. Since the risk is limited, the use can be a little higher. With seven units can play in the game Dinamo Zagreb. Benfica Lisbon by the tip is still a nice profit retracted.
|Betting Tips||Under 2.5 goals|
|Betting Prediction||Dinamo Zagreb win|
|Betting Tips:||victory Benfica Lisbon|
|Bet Tip:||Over 2.5 goals|
|Prediction of the day:||Both teams to score/ YES|
|Betting Prediction:||Both teams to score/ NO|