Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica (By: Dajkula)
Dinamo hosts Benfica in the first match of the 8`th finals of the Europa League. Well, I was on the fence about this one but the Benfica`s coach made it clearer. Benfica has not come to Zagreb with the optimum lineup as some players are rested. Benfica has a tough fight in the league with Porto and I guess they think they can handle Dinamo on home ground. That might be true but a little underestimating might just hurt them. Benfica is still very strong, maybe enough to beat Dinamo, but it sends a sort of a message to the players.
Bruno Lage has Jardel, Fejsa, Conti, and Salvio out because of injuries while Jonas, Almeida and Pizzi have not traveled. Those are quite important players in all 3 lines.
I think Dinamo is strong enough to beat Benfica on home ground but as seen before they are not nearly as confident when traveling. Dinamo will hurt away from home so they have to make some sort of an advantage. Dinamo will also be without two key players – winger Hajrovic and midfielder Ademi for injuries. For Ademi Dinamo has Sunjic but Hajrovic will be hard to replace. Still, there is enough quality here to make life difficult for Benfica. I will take Dinamo with AH 0.
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Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica predictions
|Dinamo AH 0||Pinnacle||2.28||8||1-0 WON (+10.24 units)|
Dinamo Zagreb vs Benfica betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).