There’s Always a First Time
Dinamo Zagreb and AC Milan have met five times and the Rossoneri have won them all. According to the champions League odds, the chances for Zagreb to get their first win over the Italian side aren’t good, but the Blues are determined to rewrite history.
While winning this game could mean climbing up to second place in Group E, losing it could mean elimination, even from the UEFA Europa League. In other words, you don’t want to miss it.
Let’s check the latest Champions League predictions, stats, injury reports, and Champions League betting for Dinamo Zagreb vs AC Milan.
Dinamo Zagreb: Better at Home
Prior to the start of the Group Stage, Dinamo Zagreb was the favorite to finish last in Group E. Well, they currently sit in last place, but things could drastically change on Tuesday. Even a draw would allow them to keep hope alive toward the last fixture.
Besides having four points, same as AC Milan and only three less than Chelsea, the Blues have been considerably better when playing at home. In fact, they won all their four points at home after defeating Chelsea 1-0 and drawing 1-1 to RB Salzburg.
Domestically, they’re undefeated thanks to an 11-2-0 record. They’ve won all their home games but one. Most recently, they defeated NK Varazdin 3-1 with Bruno Petkovic as the Man of the Match after scoring a brace.
Last Friday, they visited Hajduk Split and drew 1-1. Once again, Petkovic was the scorer, this time from the penalty spot. Needless to say, Petkovic is the main reason for you to consider including the Blues in your soccer picks, especially at +350. He hasn’t scored in the UCL, but it’s a matter of time. Even so, he’s the team’s top scorer in all competitions with six goals.
AC Milan: Two Faces
Domestically, AC Milan are on a roll after winning their last four games, including a huge 2-0 victory over Juventus. Most recently, the Rossoneri crushed Monza 4-1 with Brahim Diaz as the Man of the Match after scoring a brace.
Besides the victory, Divock Origi’s return after missing the start of the season due to injury was the best news. As if that wasn’t enough, he scored. With Origi at 100 percent, Olivier Giroud won’t have so much pressure on his shoulders.
Things have been a bit different when it comes to the continental tournament, though. The Rossoneri lost their last two matches, both against Chelsea. First, they lost 3-0 in London. Most recently, they fell 2-0 in Milan. As if that wasn’t enough, center-back Fikayo Tomori was sent off in the second leg, meaning he won’t be able to play on Tuesday.
The good news is that the team’s depth allowed manager Stefano Pioli to rest several players against Monza. The list includes Fode Ballo-Toure, Sandro Tonali, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Rade Krunic. Plus, Rafael Leao and Charles De Ketelaere came off the bench.
Summing up, the Rossoneri totally deserve to be the betting online favorites at -125 despite recent results.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Milan Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 5
- Dinamo Zagreb Victories: 0 (3 goals)
- AC Milan Victories: 5 (13 goals)
- Draws: 0
As mentioned before, AC Milan are undefeated against Dinamo Zagreb. Most recently, the Rossoneri defeated the Blues 3-1 at San Siro with Giroud, Alexis Saelemaekers, and Tommaso Pobega as the scorers. Mislav Orsic scored for the Blues.
They met in Zagreb for the last time in 2000. The Italian side won 3-0 with Andriy Shevchenko as the Man of the Match after scoring a brace. The home side played the entire second half with 10 players
Dinamo Zagreb vs Milan Match Information
- Date: Tuesday, Oct. 25
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Maksimir, Zagreb, Croatia
- Dinamo Zagreb vs Milan Live stream: fubo.tv
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Dinamo Zagreb vs Milan Betting Lines
Dinamo Zagreb vs Milan Prediction
It’s time for AC Milan to prove they truly belong to the elite. Dinamo Zagreb aren’t Chelsea, but we’re talking about a crucial match, on the road, in which the pressure will be entirely on their shoulders. If they could finish with a clean sheet against Juventus, they can do it against the Blues. Matteo Gabbi and Pierre Kalulu can replace Tomori, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
That doesn’t mean they won’t suffer, because they will. That’s why our online gambling advice is to go with the under.
Score Prediction: AC Milan 1, Dinamo Zagreb 0
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.