Dinamo Zagreb vs Astana
UEFA – Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb).
Dinamo Zagreb carry a healthy 2-0 win from the first leg when they meet Kazakhstani champions Astana in the second leg match of the Champions League qualifiers.
Zagreb started their continental campaign in the second qualifying round where they managed to eliminate Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva pretty convincingly with a 7-2 aggregate win.
Meanwhile, they opened a domestic season with two wins and a draw.
Mario Gavranovic and the lads have been confident away to Astana and they just need to keep their focus to secure the chance to fight for the group stage.
Dinamo Zagreb have been playing very well in the front from the very beginning of the season although their defence was not too tight.
Astana stepped into the second half of their national championship where they are sitting on the top spot having a three-point advantage over Kairat Almaty.
Roman Grigorchuk’s side has been the most efficient one in the league, however they failed to score in the first leg match against their opponents.
The visitors didn’t have too much troubles with Montenegrin champions Sutjeska in the first qualifying round, while on the next step they were better than Midtjylland.
However, a huge challenge is ahead of them if they want to remain in the game for the Champions League group stage.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Astana: Head-to-head
Except the last Tuesday’s clash when Dinamo Zagreb snatched a 2-0 away victory, these two sides didn’t have the chance to face each other earlier.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Astana: Prediction
Home side has a solid advantage and they should be focused enough not to waste a surplus of two goals ahead of their rivals. They should be able to confirm their place in the playoffs by booking another win at home ground.
Dinamo Zagreb have been pretty efficient lately and Astana need to attack from the very first whistle of the referee. The visitors will come out with an attacking approach, leaving enough space for the hosts for exploiting their attacking options. This one should go above 2.5 margin.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Astana: Bet Tips
Home win @ 6/7 (1.85)
Over 2.5 goals @ 11/8 (2.25).