Dinamo Zagreb welcome Benfica to Maksimir stadium on Thursday for their first leg meetings of the 1/8 finals of Europa League. The Croats went past Viktoria Plzen in the last-32 stage with an aggregate score of 4:2, after a brilliant performance in the second leg at home, where they triumphed 3:0. Benfica had to face Galatasaray in the previous round and after 1:2 away victory in the first leg, they just concentrated on defending at home and the game ended 0:0.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Dinamo Zagred||Loss||0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Benfica||Win||1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L||0 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
Last game between the teams: 25.11.2004 Benfica – Dinamo Zagreb 2:0; Tomislav Sokota 11’, Simao Sabrosa 29’
Last game at this venue: The two teams have never met on Croatian soil.
Worth mentioning: Тhe only meeting between the teams was back in 2004, when the sides were drawn in the same group of the same competition. Back then, only one game between each pair was played and Benfica triumphed easily 2:0 after scoring two goals in the first half in front of their own fans.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica Stats
|As of 05.03||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Dinamo Zagreb||Draw||7 W/ 1 D/ 2 L||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
|Benfica||Win||8 W/ 1 D/ 1 L||5 W/ 0 D/ 0 L|
Last game Dinamo Zagreb: 02.03.2019 Lokomotiv Zagreb – Dinamo Zagreb 1:1; Mytro Uzuni 80’; Dani Olmo 72’
Last game Benfica: 02.03.2019 Porto – Benfica 1:2; Adrian 18’; Joao Felix 26’, Rafa Silva 52’, Gabriel from the visitors was sent off for two yellow cards in the 77’.
Top performers Dinamo Zagreb: Komnen Andric 11 goals, Iyayi Believe Atiemwen 8 goals, Bruno Petkovic 8 goals.
Top performers Benfica: Haris Seferovic 15 goals 5 assists, Joao Felix 9 goals 4 assists, Jonas 9 goals.
|Last 10 games||GF : GA||Over 2,5 goals||Goal / Goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Dinamo are unbeaten in their last seven Europa League home games, winning five of them and scoring seventeen goals in the process. The Croatians won their last four home games without conceding, with all of the last three ending in 3:0 scoreline. Dinamo are unbeaten in 17 consecutive outings in front of their own supporters, with the latest defeat coming in the qualifying rounds for the Champions League.
No team has played more games in the knock-out stages of the competition than Benfica. They have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven European matches. The team is unbeaten in the last nine games, winning eight of them. The Portuguese team are also on a seven game winning streak in their visits away from home.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica News
Missing players Dinamo Zagreb: Arijan Ademi, Mario Gavranovic.
Missing players Benfica: German Conti, Eduardo Salvio, Jardel, Ljubomir Fejsa.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica Predictions
Both teams to score – 1.95 @ bet365