class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The first leg of this Europa League quarter-final was a tense affair but our tipster is expecting more action when they meet in Spain on Thursday
Villarreal are hoping to avoid an upset in the quarter-final of the Europa League when they welcome Dinamo Zagreb to Estadio de la Ceramica on Thursday night.
Gerard Moreno’s first half penalty in the first leg secured a narrow 1-0 win for the Yellow Submarine and they are clear favourites to ease into the semi-finals with another victory.
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Villarreal vs Dinamo Zagreb Latest Odds
Following that win in Croatia, bet365 make the Spanish side just 4/9 (1.44) to progress with another success on Thursday.
Dinamo need to win to have any chance of continuing their European campaign but are out at 7/1 (8.0) to do that inside 90 minutes.
A draw would be enough for the hosts and that is priced at 16/5 (4.20) with the online bookmaker.
Villarreal vs Dinamo Zagreb Team News
Unai Emery is missing only Vicente Iborra and Pervis Estupinan, while the majority of his strongest XI should be raring to go after most were rested for the 2-1 defeat against Osasuna at the weekend.
Bruno Petkovic played only 30 minutes of the first leg and missed Dinamo’s win on Sunday, so is a doubt for this one.
Villarreal vs Dinamo Zagreb Preview
Villarreal dominated possession in the first leg but it was a game of few real chances, settled only by Moreno’s penalty following a handball by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.
However, the reverse fixture could be a far more exciting affair considering Emery’s men have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 home matches in all competitions while netting in nine.
Dinamo cannot afford to rest on their laurels and will surely go out with at least some attacking intent as they look to add to their tally of eight goals in five Europa League away games this season.
Villarreal vs Dinamo Zagreb Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score is offered at 6/5 (2.20) with bet365 for this Europa League quarter-final clash, and looks a strong odds-against selection considering it has paid out in eight of Villarreal’s most recent 10 at Estadio de la Ceramica.
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