Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Groupama Arena will host the Champions League qualifier between Ferencvaros and Dinamo Zagreb. The Hungarian champions have been impressive in the qualifiers so far, with the team outplaying both Djurgarden and Celtic in the previous two rounds. The Zold Sasok are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Dinamo, and we are positive that they will find the net in Wednesday’s showdown. The Croats, on the other hand, defeated Cluj on penalties in the third qualifying round.
Defender Kevin Theophile-Catherine misses the Ferencvaros game through suspension, but given Dinamo Zagreb’s attacking potential, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. Defender Endre Botka returns from a domestic ban for the hosts. You should bear in mind that Dinamo Zagreb crushed Ferencvaros 4-0 in their last meeting in the elite competition back in August, 2019.
Highlighted Player (Lasha Dvali):
Lasha Dvali is a Georgian footballer who plays for Hungarian side Ferencvaros as a defender. Lasha Dvali’s main position is centre-back, but he is used as both left-back and defensive midfielder as well. The 191-cm tall footballer has a contract with Ferencvaros until June 30, 2020.
Before joining the Hungarian champions, the Georgian defender played for the likes of Skonto, Reading, Kasimpasa, Duisburg, Slask, Irtysh Pavlodar and Pogon. Lasha Dvali is a product of Saburtalo football academy, but he played for Metalurgi Rustavi during his youth career as well. The Ferencvaros centre-back made his debut with the Georgian national team on March 2015 against Germany, coming as a substitute for Aleksandre Amisulashvili.
He has eight caps with the U21 team as well. Lasha Dvali will have a chance to prove his worth in the Europa League as Ferencvaros will compete in the European competition in the 2019/2020 season.
Highlighted Team (Dinamo Zagreb):
Arguably the biggest club in Croatia and one of the most prominent football outfits in the Balkan region, Dinamo Zagreb have won 18 league titles, 11 of which came successively. Dinamo Zagreb have never been relegated to a lower tier of both Croatian and Yugoslav football.
Modri as they are called in Croatia are renowned for their impressive production line of youth footballers. Their highly organised football academy has so far produced world-class players such as Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marko Pjaca and many others. Dinamo Zagreb play their home matches at the Stadion Maksimir in front of 35,000 people.
The club lacked support during the last couple of seasons due to fans’ disagreement with club management, most notably notorious Zdravko Mamic, who is under investigation for long-lasting corruption, tax evasion and embezzlement. For the first time since 2015, Dinamo Zagreb will have the full support of their most faithful supporters in the Champions League.