Omonia Nicosia and Dinamo Zagreb set for tense second leg

    Omonia Nicosia vs Dinamo Zagreb - 27/07/2021

    Omonia Nicosia and Dinamo Zagreb set for tense second leg
    26/07/21 5023

    Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb carry a 2-0 lead into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League qualifier against Cypriot champs Omonia Nicosia.

    The two sides meet against at Omonia’s GSP Stadium on Tuesday, both aiming to book a spot in the third round of UCL qualifying.

    Having racked up 13 shots in the first leg, it could be argued that Omonia deserved to come away with something to show for their efforts.

    However, Lovro Majer broke the deadlock on 65 minutes before Kristijan Jakic completed the scoring for Dinamo late on.

    It is worth pointing out, though, that Omonia’s previous loss before the first leg came all the way back in April.

    That mean the Cypriot side have only lost one of their last ten games in all competitions, picking up seven wins and two draws along the way.

    After securing two wins and a draw across three pre-season friendlies, Omonia beat Anorthosis on penalties to clinch the Cypriot Super Cup earlier in the month.

    Each of Omonia’s previous six matches have produced over 1.5 goals, while two of them have dished up exactly seven goals.

    While Omonia are still waiting for their domestic campaign to get underway, Dinamo Zagreb have already started their season.

    Dinamo suffered a shock 2-0 loss to Slaven Belupo on the opening day of the 2021/22 Croatian 1. HNL campaign.

    They bounced back last time out, however, securing a 4-0 thrashing of Dragovoljac away from home last Friday.

    Including pre-season friendlies, Dinamo have only lost one of their previous 19 outings in all competitions.

    In fact, they have won 11 of their last 12 games and have also kept seven clean sheets during that period.

    Head-to-head: The two sides met for the very first time last week, meaning Dinamo hold a 100% record against Omonia as things stand.

    Team news: Omonia will be without right winger Ernest Asante on Tuesday as he continues to recover from a cruciate ligament rupture.

    Dinamo are free from injury concerns, so Lovro Majer is set to lead to team after scoring in the first leg and bagging a brace last time out.

    With so much a stake, Omonia will surely put in a spirited display in the second leg. That said, Dinamo are likely to advance to the next round.

    Forebet predicts that Omonia and Dinamo will produce a low-scoring draw on Tuesday, seeing the Croatian champions progress.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    1 - 1
    3.10 3.40 2.21 1 -1 -1
    0 - 1(0 - 0)
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