Dinamo Zagreb hosts Rosenborg in a first game from the playoffs of the Champions League
Dinamo Zagreb hosts Rosenborg in a first game from the playoffs of the Champions League. These two teams will fight for the chance to play in the group stage of Europe’s biggest competition. Let’s take a look at this clash in our Champions League predictions.
Dinamo Zagreb reached the playoffs after taking care of the Hungarian champion Ferencvaros. The first leg in Zagreb ended with a 1-1 draw, which gave the Hungarian team pretty solid chances to go through. But their hopes were shattered in the second leg in Budapest, when Dinamo showed their true strenght and achieved a thrilling 4-0 win. Arijan Ademi, Bruno Petkovic, Dani Olmo and Amer Gojak scored for the Croatian giants. If Dinamo repeat this performance against Rosenborg as well, the Norwegian team will have a lot of problems, that’s for sure.
In the Croatian 1. HNL Dinamo Zagreb are leading the standings with 13 points won from five games played. In their last match Nenad Bjelica’s boys beat Inter Zapresic with 2-1 away from home. Borislav Tsonev opened the score for Inter, but the champions turned it around with two goals from the Nigerian Iyayi Atiemwen.
Meanwhile Rosenborg reached the playoffs of the Champions League after two wins with 3-1 over the Slovenian champion Maribor. The Norwegian side did a terrific job in the first leg in Maribor, repeating their performance in the second leg in Trondheim. Anders Konradsen scored a brace in the rematch, while Alexander Soderlund added one more for the Scandinavians.
In their last league game Rosenborg visited Odd, but they were unable to win and the game ended with a 1-1 draw. Even Hovland scored for the visitors after an hour of playing, but his goal was not enough for the win.
These are our Champions League predictions for the playoff clash between Dinamo Zagreb and Rosenborg on Wednesday.