Dinamo Zagreb vs Rosenborg
Champions League Qualification
Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb).
Dinamo Zagreb coach Nenad Bjelica did not seem worried after 1-1 draw at Maksimir against Ferencvaros, he was absolutely convinced they will get the job done in Budapest – and he was spot on.
The Croatian Champions completely destroyed ‘Fradi’ 4-0 on the road and qualified for the Champions League Playoffs. ‘Modri’ are doing great in the league as well, topping the table with 4 wins a draw after five games.
Rosenborg was involved in two high-scoring matches vs Maribor in the previous round. In-form RBK won both games 3-1 and now they have the chance to progress to Group Stages for the first time since season 2007/08.
The perennial Norwegian Champs are currently 4h in the Eliteserien with the W/D/L record of 8-5-5. At one point they were dead-last, so improvement is obvious, but chances of retaining the title are rather slim.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Rosenborg: Head to Head
This will be their first ever meeting.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Rosenborg: Prediction
I’m sure ‘Modri’ have learned their lesson by now – they need to make it count at home. Rosenborg is not an easy opponent, but Croatian side should command the game and get the job done in front of their crowd.
As I said before, Dinamo is well-coached team, with great mentality and winning habit. Dani Olmo and Nikola Moro are wanted by big clubs, some reported fees are insane, but Dinamo would prefer to keep them for at least another year and get that UEFA money instead.
Getting to Group Stages of the Champions League just a few months after being at the bottom of Eliteserien would be an amazing story for RBK. I’m sure they won’t settle for the Europa League and they will have a proper go, but Dinamo should control this tie.
Rosenborg have allowed Maribor to take massive 33 shots over two legs, which is telling.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Rosenborg: Bet Tips
Zagreb to Win @ 1.70
Zagreb to score over 1.5 goals @ 1.80.