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D. Zagreb vs Plzen Prediction & Betting tips
Admittedly, Dinamo Zagreb versus Viktoria Plzen is indeed not the most attractive poster of this return round in the sixteenth finals of the Europa League. However, for smart punters, excellent value can be achieved here. After all, the Croats have to win and are generally strong in their own Maksimir Stadium
Dinamo Zagreb is by far the most successful club in Croatia and also this season De Blauwen have their own Prva HNL a street-length advantage over the competition. The real challenge lies outside the national borders, although the team of coach Nenad Bjelica in the sixteenth finals of the Europa League has to fear early elimination. The last leg of last week’s visit to Viktoria Plzen lost 2-1, meaning that the Croats have to win the return anyway in order to keep their European dream alive.
Yet Dinamo Zagreb certainly does not have to despair. Spanish youth international Dani Olmo helped the Croats on Czech soil to a valuable goal, so they even have enough of a thrifty 1-0 victory for a place in the next round of the Europa League. In addition, Bjelica can again call on star player Izet Hajrovic in the return. The 24-times international of Bosnia-Herzegovina (and a single international of Switzerland) was suspended last week, but is now available again. Last weekend, Hajrovic accounted for the opening goal in the resounding 3-0 home win over Slaven Koprivnica. On a slider against the Swiss Young Boys, Dinamo Zagreb is unbeaten in the Maksimir Stadium this season. The last five home matches were all won and in four of those matches the team also managed to keep the zero. The diptych against Viktoria Plzen is certainly not decided yet!
Via two goals from defender Ludk Pernica Viktoria Plzen achieved a somewhat happy 2-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb last week, but we can not deny that the Czechs are making this season in Europe. In the group stage of the Champions League, Viktoria Plzen won no less than seven points in a group with Real Madrid, AS Roma and CSKA Moscow, finishing in a deserving third place. Also, the brave team of coach Pavel Vrba with a 2-1 defeat did not manage to stumble on a visit to Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabeu.
Viktoria Plzen deserves respect. The team had a good dress rehearsal, as last weekend, the Czech vice-leader won 2-0 against league leader Slavia Praag. French winter buying Jean-David Beauguel, who also has a history at RKC Waalwijk, once again spoke with his second goal in two appearances for his new employer. Viktoria Plzen can use his goals well, as the Czechs only managed to win one of their last twelve European away games.
D. Zagreb vs Plzen head to head matches
14.02.19 EL Plzen D. Zagreb 2 : 1