Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Match Info
Match date: 14thMarch 2019
Kick-Off: 8.00pm GMT
Stadium: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon
Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Head to Head Record
Last 2 meetings:
7 Mar 2019 Dinamo Zagreb 1 – 0 Benfica
25 Nov 2004 Benfica 2 – 0 Dinamo Zagreb
Matches played: 2
Benfica wins: 1
Dinamo wins: 1
Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Stats
- Benfica have bagged four wins and two draws in last six home outings
- Dinamo Zagreb beat Rijeka (3-1) on Sunday to earn their fifth win in six outings, with just one draw seen along the way
- A single goal from Bruno Petkovic proved enough for Dinamo to earn an advantage in the first leg
Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Match Preview
Dinamo Zagreb have been in great shape as they beat Benfica (1-0) in their first-leg Europa League clash last week, building on the success with their fifth win in six outings over the weekend (3-1 over Rijeka) and now surely hoping to keep up such a streak on Thursday evening.
Blues have seen more woes on the road, though, and the draw at Lokomotiva Zagreb (1-1) seen in the process only ended a streak of three consecutive losses, which will be a lot more worrying with just a one-goal advantage in the bag as they travel to Portugal. Nenad Bjelica boasts his men’s team spirits and hopes they can build on the positives.
Benfica have, on the other hand, failed to bounce back quickly after a troubled trip to Zagreb. They’ve seen Belenenses snatch a 2-2 draw with a comeback on Monday and this was the third time Bruno Lage’s men were denied a win in five outings, which could feel more worrying despite a confident run at this ground.
Eagles have been scoring numbers of goals here on the regular and this will have them very motivated to make up for the one-goal advantage, promising a strong challenge and an exciting contest at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica – where we’ve seen three or more goals in eight of last nine matches.
We will now back Benfica to take revenge for a loss in Zagreb and going for a Home win at 9/20 with bet365 feels like more of a banker bet despite seeing the Croatian rivals in great shape in front of the home fans.
Still, we do see Dinamo getting on the scoresheet and doing their bit in making this a narrow contest too – as we back a Yes on Both teams to score at Evens with Paddy Power, which could as well see the visitors make their way to the Quarter-finals.
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