Odd vs Dinamo Zagreb
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Skagerak Arena.
Odd were off to a dream start of the first leg in Zagreb when Stefan Mladenovic shocked the Croats with a 20th minute opener at Maksimir.
However, Dinamo managed to turn things around in the first half thanks to goals from Armin Hodzic and Junior Fernandes to gain at least some advantage ahead of the rematch at Skagerak Arena.
The hosts won’t repeat last year’s success when they finished the season in the top finished the Eliteserien season among top five teams in the competition.
Dag Fagermo’s men hold the tenth position after 16 rounds in the new season mainly thanks to the lack of inspiration in the final third.
Odd are winless in last seven Eliteserien outings which have seen them netting no more than two goals in total along the way.
Dinamo lost the crown in Croatia to Rijeka after a decade-long domination, but they seem determined to get the title back in the new season.
The team is now led by the member of the 1998 Croatian golden generation member Mario Cvitanovic who is off to a decent start of the new 1. HNL season with seven points from opening three rounds.
Dinamo dropped their first league points on Sunday when they drew 1-1 with Osijek on the road which can’t be regarded as a failure considering Osijek’s hoit run of form in the most recent period.
Odd vs Dinamo Zagreb: Head to head
Dinamo demolished Odd 4-0 in a pre-season friendly two years ago. The Croats failed to repeat such a performance in the first leg of their Europa League tie, but they still remain massive favourites to go through to the next round.
Odd vs Dinamo Zagreb: Prediction
The quality is clearly on Dinamo’s side and we expect them to clinch the victory in the rematch in Norway as well.
The hosts will need to open up in search for the goal to annul Dinamo’s advantage from the first leg which will make the job much easier for the visitors to strike in front of their opponent’s goal.
Odd vs Dinamo Zagreb: Bet Tips
The main bet is Dinamo Zagreb to win at the odds of 19/20.
You can also take Dinamo Zagreb to keep a clean sheet at 13/8.