Dinamo Zagreb vs Ferencvaros
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 6 August 2019
Kick-off: 20:00 CET
Things are looking great at Dinamo Zagreb. Last week they beat Saburtalo 3-0 at home, a week after beating them 0-2 in Georgia as well. Over the weekend, another victory, 3-1 at home over Gorica, their third in as many games at the start of the championship in Croatia. Dinamo have played six official matches thus far this summer, they won the Super Cup against Rijeka, as previously mentioned they have only wins in the championship, plus, two victories in the CL qualifiers. It gets even more impressive: they have conceded just one goal in those six matches (last weekend, in the 86th minute, with the score already at 3-0), and they have scored three each in four of those games. Plus, key players just signed new contracts, making coach Nenad Bjelica feel even better about the near future, how the recently-started season will go for them.
Unlike Dinamo, Ferencvaros didn’t play last weekend, as their game against Debrecen got postponed. Their coach, Serhii Rebrov, welcomed the news, as he had a whole week to get his team ready for this match, without any… domestic distraction. Ferencvaros worried for about half an hour last week in Valletta. They went 1-0 down in the 27th minute from the penalty spot. At that point, with the first leg a 3-1 win for them at home, they were one goal away from getting eliminated, but Nguen equalized in the 59th minute, and the score did not change after that. Qualifiers-aside, they are still trying to strengthen their squad, aiming at two more players. There are reports they are close to reaching a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk, who seem to have players they are willing to loan out.
Previous five matches:
Dinamo Zagreb vs Gorica 3-1
Dinamo Zagreb vs Saburtalo 3-0
Slaven Koprivnica vs Dinamo Zagreb 0-3
Saburtalo vs Dinamo Zagreb 0-2
Dinamo Zagreb vs Lokomotiva Zagreb 3-0
Valletta vs Ferencvaros 1-1
Ferencvaros vs Valletta 3-1
Ludogorets vs Ferencvaros 2-3
Ferencvaros vs Ludogorets 2-1
Ferencvaros vs Mouscron 2-0
Dinamo’s next game is at Osijek, on Friday (Croatia championship). Ferencvaros are not playing the coming weekend, their next scheduled match is the return leg of this tie.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Ferencvaros: Head to head Stats
Dinamo have hosted Ferencvaros once before, in 1963(!), a 2-1 win for the hosts.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Ferencvaros: Prediction
I really like Dinamo’s chances of winning the game.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Ferencvaros: Betting Tips
Given that a simple Dinamo win pays less than 1.50, I would risk combining it with “under 3.5 goals”, at 2.12. “Dinamo and under 2.5 goals” is at 3.45, which I like as well, not expecting Ferencvaros to score.