Dinamo Zagreb is quite used to playing in the qualifiers for the Champions League, but they rarely make it to the group stage. They have the edge in the games played at home, but against Sheriff Tiraspol they only came up with a narrow margin of victory, which complicates their mission for the second leg.
Bet: Sheriff Tiraspol Double Chance
Odds: Pinnacle Sports 1.80
Sheriff Tiraspol is yet to play in the Champions League groups but the management is adamant to throw in huge amounts of money. For a Moldavian club, Sheriff is quite a big spender and it is enough to take a look at their starting formation to see where the money went. The midfield is made exclusively of Brazilian players and all of them are prone to shooting at the opponents net, making Tiraspol a very difficult team to contain.
Dinamo Zagreb scored the winning goal with 1 min. left in the game and will have a hard time defending that narrow advantage. Coach Jurcic will probably stick to the same starting formation that delivered victory on a silver platter, but D. Cop is unlikely to be kept on the pitch for 90 min. He will probably be replaced at halftime by Rukavina who scored the only goal in Zagreb, assuming the hosts take the lead. The two teams met before and Sheriff Tiraspol is yet to win a game, but they’ve narrowed the gap separating them from their Croatian opponents.
Dinamo Zagreb would gladly settle for any draw and won’t take any chances even if the hosts scored first. All they need is one goal to advance to the next stage, which makes the odds of 1.80 offered by Pinnacle Sports for a double chance wager irresistible.