Dinamo Zagreb v Istra 1961 Tips, Predictions and Odds

3 August – Redemption For Dinamo?

It’s time to watch the top go against bottom with Dinamo Zagreb v Istra 1961. After round 1 of Croatian First League Football,  HNL Dinamo Zagreb has only 1 point and they are playing their second straight game at home. However, this time they should win easily. They are clearly the much better team, and they got too confident in the first game – which hopefully they have learned from. Now it’s time to show to the fans and everyone else that they are the great club that everybody believes it to be.

Predictions For This Game:

Dinamo Zagreb played its first game of First League Football, HNL, against a weak Rudes; as a result, the team obviously underestimated its opponents and  just about bagged a late goal to draw 1-1. Today the team is playing against Istra 1961, but this time the players will surely take it more seriously. Becase of this,  we have found a handicap bet for Dinamo Zagreb to win to nil at 1.70 at Betsson which offers a great value bet.

Dinamo Zagreb:

Croatian champions, Dinamo Zagreb, have basically two teams; one for European competition and one for domestic competition, but both are equally as good. In the game against Rudes, they dominated, but were unlucky to concede a bizarre own goal. They needed 20 shots to score just one goal in the last minutes of the game, then another goal in the dying seconds was disallowed because of an offside. The coach, Nenad Bjelica, said they will play probably with the same lineup, but they will approach the game more seriously this time.

Istra 1961:

Istra 1961 managed to stay in the elite division via a 3-2 play-off win over NK Varazdin. They will surely be in the battle to avoid relegation again this season;  they have an inexperienced team with a lot of new foreign players (mostly Spanish). Istra 1961 looked very disorganised in first round at home against Slaven Belupo. Despite the fact that the away team dominated, the final score was 1-1.

Dinamo Zagreb last 5 matches:

Dinamo Zagreb 5 latest games

Istra 1961 last 5 matches:

Istra 1961 last 5 matches

Dinamo Zagreb last 10 home games:

Istra 1961 last 10 away games:

Istra 1961 last 10 away games

Reasons For and Against The Tip:

Dinamo Zagreb is much stronger team than Istra 1961 and they are motivated to win.

Dinamo Zagreb players that will play in this match are fresh as they didn’t play Champions League qualification game.

Istra 1961 have weak, inexperienced team.

Dinamo Zagreb rarely concedes goals at home.

Istra 1961 rarely scores goals away

Possibility of some fluke goal like in first game against Rudes

 

Tip: Dinamo Zagreb to win to nil

Odds: 1.70 @ Betsson

Time: 21:00

Units: 3/5