On 16.08.2016 in Champions League European, Dinamo will clash with Salzburg. For this football match the tipster dajkula will pick a favorite team to win or he can choose a draw between Salzburg and Dinamo. The money line tip is a win for Salzburg in the Full Time and for this, the tipster stakes 8 at the odds 2.75 from Bet365. From this Soccer 1x2 prediction, dajkula can make a possible profit of 14.00.
Dinamo hosts Red Bulls Salzburg in the first match of the CL play-offs. So far Dinamo eliminated Vardar and Dinamo Tbilisi while Salzburg eliminated Liepaja and Partizani. The odds show no favorite and this does look like a very even matchup. Dinamo played in CL the last few seasons while Salzburg is yet to achieve that. Even though they chaged a lot of players in the last two seasons reaching the CL is always paramount. In two seasons before they were Salzburg was eliminated by Malmo so maybe this time will have better luck. Dinamo doesn`t play well against Austrian teams and in fact played Salzburg 4 times. They lost 3 times while they drew away from home. In 2009 Dinamo lost at home 1:2 while in 2014 in Europa league were just demolished by 1:5.
Red Bulls maybe have the worst team in the last 3 years but they still have quality. The new coach likes the tiki-taka style and with less amphasis on attack. They sold Keita in post season but brought players like Dabbur, Rzatkowski, Stangl spending around 10 mill. They are yet to show their quality. Salzburg didn`t start their league great as they lost away to Sturm and also drew at home against their foe Wolfsberger. But they are picking their game as they showed in an easy win against Ried being dominating for the whole match.
Dinamo is again the ruler of the league as they showed in demolition of Hajduk 0:4. But again they have a hold on Hajduk for years and if they played like that all the time they would have a say in Europe. Nobody can touch them here though they have shown kinks in their armour being involved in CL. They nearly escaped a loss at home v Slaven which would have been a huge surprise.
Regarding their CL matches so far Dinamo was either very clinical or very lucky, or both. This game might give us an answer.
Dinamo was to much for Tbilisi but Vardar had their number. Vardar passed the ball great and exposed Dinamo`s back line numerous times in the first match. They also hit the frame a couple of times while Dinamo scored from their only 2 chances. One was an own goal. In return match Vardar again showed how a good passing team can hurt Dinamo. They scored for 0:1 and 1:2 but again Dinamo scored 2 from penalties scored by Pjaca and one from open play.
Now Pjaca is gone and he was the engine in attack. Dinamo also sold Taravel to Genk and Brekalo to Wolfsburg. Also Rog will play his last matches against Salzburg and will leave to Napoli for 15 mill. Keeper Eduardo is linked with Chelsea, defender Schildeneld with Panathinaikos and Soudani with Trabzonspor. Some might think Dinamo is selling out. The situation in Dinamo is far from perfect. Youngsters Benkovic, Sosa, Soldo, Gojak, Olmo are already given starting lineups in the league.
For this game midfielders Coric and Machado are questionable and might start from the bench. This leaves us with an inform Rog and unreliable Antolic to create something. In defense there is error prone Sigali and Schildenfeld joined with Matel and Stojanovic. Fernandez has shown good form in attack lately but also a short fuse. I don`t know what to expect from Soudani, he rarelly delivers when it matters most.
Dinamo:" Eduardo - Stojanovic, Sigali, Schildenfeld, Matel - Antolic, Machado, Jonas - Soudani, Rog, Fernandes".
• Salzburg:" Walke - Lainer, Caleta-Car, Hinteregger, Ulmer - Laimer, Bernardo - Lazaro, Dabbur, Berisha - Soriano".
Dinamo is without Pivaric, Goncalo, Sosa, Leskovic, Situm, Coric is questionable.
Salzburg is without"Smail Prevljak (knee), Paulo Miranda (ankle) and Marc Rzatkowski (thigh). Hee Chan Hwang and Takumi Minamino are with nationl teams."
I will give adantage to Salzburg this time. Their passig game can hurt Dinamo that usually plays their worst matches at home. Then there is the history that is well in favour of the visitors. Away Ah 0.
Pick: a win for Salzburg in the Full Time