Dinamo Zagreb vs Sevilla: Preview and Prediction

Dinamo Zagreb vs Sevilla
UEFA Champions League – Group H
Date: Tuesday, 18th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb.

Dinamo Zagreb will be hosting Spanish side Sevilla at Stadion Maksimir on Tuesday night as they continue in search of their first Champions League win this season.

Zagreb are currently lying 4th in the group H of the Champions League with 2 defeats from their first 2 games. However, they have been good in their local league as they are currently 2nd in the league table.

Zagreb will enter this game from a 1-0 away win over Slaven Koprivnica. A 79th minute goal from Fernandes was enough to hand them all 3 points in the game. They will be aiming to win this one to get their first Champions League win of the season.

Meany, Sevilla will be aiming for a huge win in this game to stand a chance of going top of the Group H table. They are on same point win Juventus (4), having won 2 games and drawn 2. They will come into this game from a hard fought 2-3 away victory over Leganes on Saturday.

Dinamo Zagreb vs Sevilla: Head to Head Statistics

These two great teams have never faced each other in the past, they will be doing that for the first time in this game.

Dinamo Zagreb are only the second Croatian side that Sevilla are facing in a UEFA tournament. Their previous opposition from the country was HNK Rijeka, against whom they earned a win and a draw in the 2014 Europa League group stage.

Dinamo’s record against Spanish sides is a poor one as they tasted win only once in 8 meetings, while they drew 1 and lost 6.

Dinamo Zagreb vs Sevilla: Prediction

Sevilla do know how to turn the tables in European night and they could pile further misery on a Dinamo Zagreb side. The Croats are still searching for an end to their 7 match losing streak in Champion League group stages. They have some quality players, but none close to the standard of a hard-working Sevilla side. Also the confidence will be extremely low after the series of defeats in the tournament. Sevilla could be backed for a win with confidence and they could stamp their authority as early as in the first half.

Dinamo Zagreb vs Sevilla: Tips

  • Sevilla to win First-Half at 2.05 (12/11)
  • Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5).