Dinamo Zagreb vs Fenerbahce
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb).
Dinamo Zagreb and Fenerbahce are set to take on each other in a very interesting first round clash as the new Europa League season gets underway on Thursday evening. Both teams fell at their last obstacles in the Champions League qualifications and they are now aiming to fix things up with a success in the continental second tier competition.
Dinamo were actually much closer to making it to the group phase. They had a positive 1-1 draw away at Young Boys in the first leg of the UCL play-offs tie. They started off the reverse fixture very well with Izet Hajrovic early goal, but everything fell apart when they conceded two quick goals after the interval to suffer the unpleasant elimination.
Fener, on the other side, were nowhere near passing the strong Benfica test. The Turkish side lost the first leg 1-0 at Luz and conceded an early goal in the rematch at Sukru Saracoglu which eventually ended in a 1-1 draw.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Fenerbahce: Head-to-head
This will be the first head to head outing between these two likes.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Fenerbahce: Prediction
Things are looking much better for the Croatian outfit at the start of the new campaign in domestic leagues. The Croatian champions sit at the very top of the 1- HNL ladder with five wins and two draws from seven opening fixtures.
The Yellow Canaries won just two and lost three of five matches at the beginning of the Super Lig journey. It’s a bitterly disappointing kick off for Philip Cocu and his men. They will, however, come into this with an improved confidence after beating Konyaspor 0-1 on the road at the weekend. It was the substitute Eljif Elmas who made the difference against the struggling opposition on Sunday to bring a poor three-loss streak to an end for Cocu’s side.
Looking at the form, we have to try with the home victory at the 2.40 odds here. Fener’s defensive line was quite vulnerable so far in the season and we’d not be surprised to see a talented attacking line of Dinamo’s bagging two or more goals on the evening.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Fenerbahce: Bet Tips
• Dinamo Zagreb to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
• Dinamo Zagreb Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.40 (7/5).