Advancing to the next stage at the expense of Streymur was merely a formality for Dinamo Tbilisi, but the Georgian team has a much more difficult task ahead. Before reaching the playoffs they will need to win the double legged round against Steaua Bucharest and the home game is of critical importance.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: William Hill 2.20
Dinamo Tbilisi will need to make adjustments to it starting formation, because using just one striker from the very beginning and introducing one later, won’t work against Steaua Bucharest. The Romanians are in superb form and are riding a four games winning streak scoring 10 goals in the process while conceding just two. Add to this the fact that unlike their opponents they have loads of experience in qualifying for the Champions League and it is obvious why the Georgian team desperately needs to win the home game.
Dvali and Vouho will probably pair up front, as Munoz is too old to play 90 min. while Shindagoridze is 20 and lacks the experience. Dinamo has no fitness concerns and can field the best starting formation, but the same can be said about Steaua Bucharest. The Romanians enjoyed a one-week break after their match in the national championship against Astra Ploiesti was postponed for the sake of both teams. Astra will play on August 1 against Trencin in an attempt of reaching the Europa League groups for the first time.
It is pretty difficult to predict the outcome of the game and even though William Hill regards Steaua Bucharest as slight favorite to win, the odds are not high enough. On the other hand it could be more profitable to bet on more than 2.5 goals to be scored and cash in the profits even before the match ends.