In the first semi-final match of the Croatian cup Dinamo welcomes Rijeka @ Maksimir. The teams played a league match a few days ago and Dinamo still remains undefeated. The game ended 2:2 with a late Rijeka equalizer in 94`th minute. But the game was pretty even with little chances so we could say efficiency was very good. Coach Mamic was furious after the game counting numerous referee arrors after the game but failed to mention the clear penalty on Rijeka`s player. Mamic feels that Dinamo was damaged in many ocassions against Rijeka before and he will probably motivate the players to go all out today. Dinamo has 14-1-0 on home ground this season and a fantastic 42:5 goal difference. Rijeka is 6-5-3 away but struggling in the second part of the season. Out of the last 5 away games Rijeka took only one win with 1 loss and 3 draws(Osijek, Split, Istra) against very average teams. Rijeka is often very subdued when they visit Dinamo and I don`t expect a great performance again. The last time Rijeka visited Dinamo they were in great mood aqnd a real fight was expected but Rijeka fell with a whisper. The game ended 3:0 for Dinamo and I expect Dinamo will win it again.
There is one important miss for Dinamo and that is Fernandez with also Ademi being the longterm injred. Rijeka will have Samardzic and Misic back in contention.
|Dinamo -1 AH
||2-1 PUSH (Stake return)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.