GNK Dinamo Zagreb vs. Villarreal 4/8/21 UEFA Europa League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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GNK Dinamo Zagreb is hosting Villarreal at Maksimir in the Europa League quarterfinals.

Dinamo has won 3 of their last 4 games, while one game ended in a draw, but their biggest win was against Tottenham in the Europa League when they knocked them out after the extra time. In the Croatia First League, Dinamo is at the top of the table with 61 points, but Osijek is right behind them with the same number of points. In their last match against Sibenik, Dinamo was the dominant team with 66% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 77% of the correct passes. After getting ahead in the 70th minute, Dinamo wasn’t leading for long. Sibenik has scored a goal in the 77th minute, and the final score of this match was 1-1. Orsic has been brilliant for Dinamo in the Europa League with 5 scored goals, while Petkovic added 4 goals. Lovro Majer has added 4 assists. Petkovic is the only injured player for Dinamo at this time. Dinamo is in a good position to win the Croatia First League, but their biggest accomplishment is reaching the Europa League quarterfinals, and I wouldn’t put it past them to go one step further.

Villarreal has been solid in LaLiga this season, and they are playing great soccer, especially in the attacking end. Villarreal has won their last 5 games in a row, and in each of those games, they have scored at least 2 goals. Villarreal is now in 7th place in LaLiga standings, which is outside the Europa League zone, but they can still get there, or even the Champions League if they win the Europa League this season. with 2 nice wins against Dynamo Kyiv, Villarreal has knocked them out of the competition, and they haven’t conceded a single goal while doing it. In their latest LaLiga match, Villarreal was playing against Granada on the road, and they were the better team with 56% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. With 2 goals in the first half, and one more scored goal in the second half, and a hat-trick from Moreno, Villarreal has won this match 0-3. Moreno has scored 4 goals for Villarreal in the Europa League, but their leading goalscorer is Alcacer with 5 scored goals in 5 games. Iborra and Estupinan are both injured for Villarreal. It’s been a good season for Villarreal so far, and with a little bit of luck, Villarreal could go all the way here, but they will need to keep playing well on both ends.

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Dinamo and Villarreal have played twice against each other, and each team has won the home game. I think this will be a tense matchup, and neither team will have an easy time winning here. I think Dinamo has shown with their win against Tottenham what they are capable of, and for that reason, I will go with a draw here.

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