Dinamo Zagreb vs Atalanta: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Monday, September 16, 2019 11:13 AM UTC

Monday, Sep. 16, 2019 11:13 AM UTC

Atalanta looking to extend their fabulous goal-scoring form

<div><h2>Dinamo Zagreb vs Atalanta</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/uefa-champions-league/gnk-dinamo-zagreb-vs-atalanta-bergamasca-calcio-3894486/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow"><strong>Wednesday, September 18, Stadion Maksimir (Zagreb)</strong></a></p><p>This match is not a walk in the park for the Italian side. Dinamo Zagreb were one of the surprise-teams last season in the European Cups and it looks like this season they are determined to continue their great run and use their European experience. They needed 3 qualifying double-legged matches to book their UCL group stage tickets. They knocked-out Saburtalo Tbilisi from Georgia beating them 5-0 on aggregate, they passed Ferencvaros from Hungary with 5-1 on aggregate and in the playoffs, they knock-out Rosenborg from Norway beating them 3-1 on aggregate. They are unbeaten on their turf since August 2018. On the other side, Atalanta will play their 1st Champions League match in their history, earning a spot in the group stages after a brilliant Serie A season. Last season they finished 3rd after Juventus and Napoli having the best attack in the Italian top-flight league with 77 goals scored in 38 matches. They kept just 6 clean sheets last season with most of them happening at home. The lack of defensive quality makes them concede in almost every match, but they are a great team to watch as they love to attack and score goals. They already scored 7 goals in their 1st 3 domestic-league matches this season but they conceded in all three so they should not underestimate their Croatian opponents who are a tough nut to crack when playing in front of their fans.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>As always, Duvan Zapata is Atalanta’s player to watch, a superb striker with a huge potential. He scored 23 goals for Atalanta last season, netting 3 goals this season in his previous 2 matches with the last one being a last-second screamer on the road against Genoa. But it’s not just him. Atalanta were very active on the summer transfer window bringing in Luis Muriel from Sevilla for 15Mill. €. Another brilliant striker who added extra quality in the squad. He also scored 3 goals this season in Serie A, but we expect him to be on the bench on Wednesday and probably enter in the 2nd half. On the other side, the Croatian team have at their disposal many young and talented players with the star of the team being the Spanish international Dani Olmo who impressed at the Euro U21 who helped his team win the title this year.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>The host are huge underdogs being priced at 3.8 with Bet365 while Atalanta are priced at 2.15 with Betfair. This match will be closer than expected and the Italian team will have to be in top shape in order to return home with their 1st ever win in this competition. The stadium will be fully packed with Croatian fans who will push their favourites from the back giving them a boost of energy. Dinamo Zagreb are always a great to watch as they are playing with their soul and always ready to fight till the last whistle. We expect a thrilling match with both teams contributing on the scoreboard.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Champions League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Both teams to score at 1.73 with Betfair.</strong></em></a></p></div>
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