Dinamo Zagreb vs Real Betis prediction, odds & betting tips – 22/02/2024

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Dinamo Zagreb vs Real Betis prediction
Takuro Kaneko of Dinamo Zagreb in action against Real Betis – Photo by Icon Sport

It's time for our Conference League predictions ahead of Real Betis' trip to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday. A solitary goal from Bruno Petkovic has given Dinamo Zagreb a narrow lead in this fixture and the Croatian striker will be hoping to add to his tally on Thursday night as he is a candidate for the top goalscorer award in this season's Conference League.

Dinamo Zagreb vs Real Betis predictions: Betis the favourite despite deficit

Dinamo Zagreb vs Real Betis Predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot Tip

Under 2.5 Goals

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 Real Betis

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Bruno Petkovic

Real Betis are still the bookmaker's pick to progress in this Conference League tie even though they lost 1-0 in their own backyard in the first leg.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookmakers backing Betis

  • HOME: 37/20 (2.85) – 35.1%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

There isn't much between the odds heading into the second leg despite Dinamo Zagreb winning 1-0 in Spain thanks to a penalty from Bruno Petkovic.

Last five H2Hs: Only one previous meeting between these two sides

These two sides met for the very first time in their history a little over a week ago where Dinamo Zagreb defied the odds to claim a 1-0 win in Spain.

Team news and form guide

Dinamo Zagreb: Four clean sheets in last five attempts

Zagreb are unbeaten in their last five matches and look set to go with the same starting lineup that beat BEtis in their own backyard.

Predicted lineup: Nevistić (GK), Théophile-Catherine, Ristovski, Bernauer, Perković, Mišić, Bulat, Baturina, Petković, Hoxha & Kaneko 

Croatia HNL 26/05/24

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NK Rudes

NK Rudes

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Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

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Croatia Cup 22/05/24

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HNK Rijeka

HNK Rijeka

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Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

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Croatia HNL 18/05/24

W

Slaven Belupo

Slaven Belupo

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Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

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Croatia Cup 15/05/24

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HNK Rijeka

HNK Rijeka

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Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

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Croatia HNL 11/05/24

W

NK Osijek

NK Osijek

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Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

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Real Betis: Looking better away from home

The Spaniards have failed to score in each of their last two matches but tend to perform better away from home of late, so we are predicting a tight and tense 90 minutes on Thursday.

Predicted lineup: Silva (GK), Pezzella, Ruibal, Miranda, Riad, Carvalho, Rodri, Cardoso, José, Fekir & Ezzalzouli

Spain Primera Liga 25/05/24

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Real Madrid

Real Madrid

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Real Betis

Real Betis

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Spain Primera Liga 19/05/24

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Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad

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Real Betis

Real Betis

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Spain Primera Liga 16/05/24

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Las Palmas

Las Palmas

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Real Betis

Real Betis

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Spain Primera Liga 12/05/24

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Almeria

Almeria

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Real Betis

Real Betis

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Spain Primera Liga 05/05/24

W

Osasuna

Osasuna

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Real Betis

Real Betis

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Our free expert picks: Dinamo to do just enough to progress

Real Betis are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 38.5%, but we're leaning towards the home side qualifying. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

You can get odds of 10/11 (1.91) on BTTS in this game which has a probability of 52.4%, while a bet on BTTS – No is priced at 19/20 (1.95) with a probability of 51.3%.

Hot tip – Under 2.5 Goals

  • Four of Dinamo's last five matches in all competitions have produced under 2.5 goals.
  • Each of Betis' last five fixtures have witnessed fewer than three goals.

Other tips

Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 Real Betis

  • Dinamo have scored in each of their last five matches.
  • Real Betis have performed well on the road of late and have drawn two of their last four matches in all competitions.

Bruno Petkovic to Score

  • Petkovic top scores for Dinamo in the Conference League this season with five goals.
  • Four of the Croatian's goals have arrived in the form of penalties.
Bruno Petkovic player to watch
Stefan Ristovski and Bruno Petkovic of Dinamo Zagreb react after scoring a penalty against Real Betis – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Bruno Petkovic

Petkovic has led by example this season for Dinamo Zagreb scoring nine goals in the league and five in Europe. The 29-year-old Croatian international is enjoying his sixth season with Dinamo and looks set have his best goal-scoring season for the club.

Deadly from twelve yards out

Petkovic has scored five goals in the Conference League this season and four of those have come from the penalty spot, making the striker a real threat from set-pieces.


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