Arsenal vs Dinamo Zagreb 11/24/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Dinamo Zagreb vs Arsenal
Tuesday 24th November 2015 14:45(ET)
The Line: Arsenal 1/5 Draw 6/1 Dinamo Zagreb 14/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Fox Sport
Arsenal come into this game knowing they must win or they are out of the Champions League, simple really and even with a win they could still be out if Bayern Munich fail to beat Olympiakos in Munich. Arsenal come into the game off the back of a disappointing loss to West Brom in a game that they took the lead but struggled to get any cohesion. Arsene Wenger will look to his seniot players Sanchez, Cazorla, Giroud and Ozil to pick the team up in this position and to make sure they get the win they need to take this to the last game of the group stages, presuming the Bayern will be Olympiakos in the Allianz Arena. Arsenal lost Coquelin to injury at the weekend and he is an integral part of this squad, will they be able to cope with his loss? We will soon see but Injuries are definitely mounting for the Gunners and they need a positive result here.
Dinamo Zagreb shocked Arsenal in week one when pulling off the upset victory but have since lost three games on the bounce. Fernandez, Hodzic and Henriquez are a potent trio and will certainly take watching. The Croatian side will come to the Emirates knowing that they must win themselves to give themselves any chance of qualification but with their last game at home to Bayern Munich it's not a likely scenario anyway so they really have a freedom to go for the victory here.
This is a must win game for Arsenal and I think that Arsene Wenger's side will deliver, the handicap market at -2 is about right and really it's tough to find much value in a game with two mismatched teams. While Dinamo Zagreb did beat Arsenal in game week oen Arsenal were down to ten men after the first half sending off of Olivier Giroud and that ultimately was probably Arsenal's undoing. I'm going to go with Giroud to score first here to make up for his previous indescretions. I think the big french man has some making up to do and a couple of goals here would go along way.