Dinamo Zagreb continues with their bid for a Champions League group stage spot this week as they take on Omonia. The match schedules for Tuesday at the Stadion Maksimir, with kickoff at 9.45 pm.
The Croatian champions head into the clash after coming off the first qualifying round against the Cypriot counterparts.
After a magnificent run in the Europa League, Dinamo Zagreb made their name known last season in the Europa. The side managed to overturn a shocking 2-0 deficit to make a 3-3 win over Tottenham in the last 16.
However, the side comes off another disappointing run in the Champions League third qualifying round in the previous campaign. Furthermore, the four times consecutive champions of Croatia started their campaign in the first stage.
The first round of the Champions League ended with Modri putting up a 2-0 win over Iceland’s Valur back in Reykjavik. In addition, the side had an encouraging pre-season friendly with three successive friendly wins.
What makes the two sides interesting is the hosts loaned out top player Iyayi Atiemwen for the rest of the season. Furthermore, the Cypriot champions have a chance to sign the player with nine goals in 40 appearances.
Moreover, manager Henning Berg’s first competitive match started with the outfit raising the Cypriot Super Cup after edging out Anorthosis on penalties.
Dinamo Zagreb vs. Omonia Head to Head
Both sides are yet to play against each other, and this marks their first encounter. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Slaven Belupo
- Valur Reykjavik 0-2 Dinamo Zagreb
- Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 Valur Reykjavik
- Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 FC Rostov
- NS Mura 0-4 Dinamo Zagreb
- Omonia 1-1 Anorthosis
- Gornik Zabzre 3-4 Omonia
- Wisla Plock 1-1 Omonia
- Apollon Limassol 3-4 Omonia
- Ominia 1-1 Apollon Limassol
Dinamo Zagreb Team News
We expect a far much competitive attacking lineup with Mislav Orcic, Bruno Petkovic, and Luka Ivanusec returning to the camp. Another surprise call-up might be left-back Francois Moubandje after a loan spell at Alanyaspor. The engine room is open for a shake-up with Captain Arijan Ademi have to fight against Lovro Majer and Amer Gojak.
Omonia Team News
Despite international duty recently, pair of Michal Duris and Tomas Hubocan return to their last Cypriot cup success and should feature. In addition, Adam Lang will come into the lineup after a spell in the Euros for Hungary.
Prediction and Odds
The hosts had earlier time to prepare for this clash with three wins in the friendlies to build momentum.
- Dinamo Zagreb Win
- Goals Over 2.5
- Double Chance