Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Preview, Tips and Odds

Benfica will take on Dinamo Zagreb on Thrusday for the second leg meeting of their 1/8 final tie in Europa League. The first game in Zagreb ended in a slender 1:0 victory for the Croatians and now Benfica need only a victory in order to progress trough to the quarter finals of the competition.

Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Head to Head

Head to Head Last H2H game Last H2H games Last H2H games home/away
Benfica Loss 1 W/ 0 D/ 1 L 1 W/ 0 D/ 0 L
Dinamo Zagreb Win 1 W/ 0 D/ 1 L 0 W/ 0 D/ 1 L

Last game between the teams: 07.03.2019 Dinamo Zagreb – Benfica 1:0; Bruno Petkovic 38′ (penalty)
Last game at this venue: 25.11.2019 Benfica – Dinamo Zagreb 2:0; Tomislav Sokota 11′, Simao Barbosa 29′

Worth mentioning: In the first leg the previous week, Dinamo Zagreb not only managed to win, but also kept the so important home clean sheet. Their both meetings since 2000 have now ended with under 2,5 goals scored and none of the matches witnessed goals at both ends.

Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Stats

As of 12.03 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Benfica Draw 7 W/ 2 D/ 1 L 3 W/ 2 D/ 0 L
Dinamo Zagreb Win 7 W/ 1 D/ 2 L 1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L

Last game Benfica: 11.03.2019 Benfica – Belenenses 2:2; Jonas 55′, Andreas Samaris 63′; Diogo Viana 68′, Kikas 70′; Henrique Eduardo from the visitors was sent off for two yellow cards in the 90′
Last game Dinamo Zagreb: 10.03.2019 Dinamo Zagreb – Rijeka 3:1; Mario Gavranovic 42′, Dino Peric 57′, Nikola Moro 69′; Jokov Puljic 6′
Top performers Benfica: Haris Seferovic 15 goals 5 assists, Jonas 10 goals, Joao Felix 9 goals 4 assists.
Top performers Dinamo Zagreb: Komnen Andric 11 goals, Believe Atiemwen 8 goals, Bruno Petkovic 8 goals.

As of 12.03 Last game Last 10 games Last 5 games home/away
Benfica Draw 7 W/ 2 D/ 1 L 3 W/ 2 D/ 0 L
Dinamo Zagreb Win 7 W/ 1 D/ 2 L 1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L

Worth mentioning: After the defeat in Zagreb, Benfica disappointed their supporters with a 2:2 home draw in their domestic league. Three of their last five matches featured over 2,5 goals, while two meetings witnessed goals scored at both ends. Benfica were on a three home games run without conceding prior to the encounter with Belenenses.
Dinamo Zagreb are undefeated in their last six outings, winning five of them and drawing once, but it should be considered that five of them were played at Maksimir – their home venue. The away form of Dinamo is not good and the Croatian side have won just one of the last five visits, while also drawing twice. Just one of those featured over 2,5 goals.

Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb News

Missing players Benfica: Ljubomir Fejsa, Eduardo Salvio and Haris Seferovic will miss the game. Jardel, German Conti and Tyronne Ebuehi are under question.
Missing players Dinamo Zagreb: Arijan Ademi.

Benfica vs Dinamo Zagreb Predictions

Benfica to win – 1.45 @ bet365

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