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Villarreal vs Dinamo Zagreb: Prediction and Betting Tips

19:00, Apr 15 2021
Villarreal vs Dinamo Zagreb prediction for Thursday’s Europa League Quarter-Final 2nd leg at Estadio de la Ceramica in Villarreal. Villarreal take a 1-0 advantage to this match as they host Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia with a Semi-Final berth at stake. Follow along for our free prediction and betting tips.

Villarreal looking for Emre’s inspiration

With the most successful manager in this competition on their bench, Villarreal will rely heavily on their coach Unai Emre to help them with his experience and get as far as possible in this competition. After a 1-0 win in the first leg, The Yellow Submarines have one foot in the semi-finals.

With nine wins and one draw out of ten games in the Europa League this season and winning all four games at home so far, Villarreal have one of the best records in the UEL and head to this match after suffering their first defeat in six matches in La Liga at the hands of Osasuna.

Villarreal have seven straight wins in the UEL with six clean sheets. They have scored 23 goals with an average of 2.3 goals per match. At home, they have been on invincible form scoring 13 goals in four matches.

A very tough challenge for Dinamo Zagreb

With seven clean sheets before this game, it will be very crucial for D. Zagreb how they do defensively in this as one goal conceded in this match will make their task look impossible. They were dominated by Villarreal in the 1st leg and the Croatians could have lost by a bigger margin if not for some decisive saves by their goalkeeper Livakovic.

Coach Damir Krznar’s side were back to winning ways at the weekend in the Croatian league beating Lokomotiv Zagreb 2-0. That is the result they need here as well to go through but it will be a difficult task against much tougher opposition.

Zagreb need to be more efficient in front of the goal as they haven’t been able to score in two of their last five matches. Coach Krznar needs to find the right balance coming into this match as they need to score without conceding.

Key Stats

  • Villarreal have scored two or more goals in their last five home matches in the UEL
  • Villarreal have won their last seven games in the UEL
  • Dinamo Zagreb have scored in three of their five away matches in the UEL
  • Dinamo Zagreb have won three of their five away matches in the UEL

Villarreal vs Dinamo Zagreb Prediction

The Yellow Submarines are clearly the favorites to qualify for the semi-finals from this tie. But Unai Emre knows he can’t underestimate their opponents who eliminated Tottenham in the previous round after losing 2-0 in the first leg.

Dinamo Zagreb on the other hand will feel that if they could eliminate Jose Mourinho’s side, it is not out of reach to register a surprise result here as well. It will be highly dependant on their defensive performance as they have just two clean sheets in six games.

We will back 2-4 goals to be scored in this match

Villarreal vs Dinamo Zagreb Betting Tips

Multi-Goal 2-4 Total Match Goals 1.53 or 8/15 at William Hill

Under 2.5 Total Match Goals 1.73 or 8/11 at William Hill

 

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