Dinamo Zagreb vs Viktoria Plzen
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 21 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb).
Both Dinamo Zagreb and Viktoria Plzen will fancy their chances of qualifying to the last 16 round of Europa League coming into the reverse fixture of the R32 tie on Thursday night at Maksimir. Czech champions will bring a one-goal advantage following a 2-1 comeback victory from their Doosan Arena.
Croatian champions finally made a deep European run as they are enjoying their maiden spring in one of top two European competitions in recent history. They did it in some style, comfortably winning their respective Europa League group ahead of the likes of Fenerbahce, Spartak Trnava and Anderlecht. The team led by Nenad Bjelica also showed strength in the first leg of this knockout round tie against Plzen.
The hosts will be stronger for a super important winger Izet Hajrovic who is back with the team after skipping the first game through suspension.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Viktoria Plzen: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head meeting between the two teams.
Dinamo went on the break with a one-goal advantage thanks to Dani Olmo’s late first-half goal, but Plzen turned it around after the interval winning it 2-1 at the end.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Viktoria Plzen: Prediction
Dinamo have basically their hands on another domestic trophy being 14 points clear at the top of the Croatian top flight after 21 rounds. Their counterparts are three points shy of leaders Slavia Prague in the elite class of Czech football. They’ve just narrowed the gap from six down to three points with a massive 2-0 victory over table-toppers last weekend meaning Pavel Vrba’s men will come into this in the highest of spirits.
The bookies find Dinamo 1.61 favourites to claim the win here which is why we definitely find the value with the visitors due to their larger European experience in recent years. Furthermore, Plzen look to have caught the wanted rhythm with two important wins over Dinamo Zagreb and Slavia Prague within past seven days.
We’ll go with Plzen to qualify at 1.95 as the main betting option, while you can alternatively try with goals at both ends at 2.00.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Viktoria Plzen: Bet Tips
Plzen to qualify @ 1.95 (19/20)
BTTS @ 2.00 (1/1).