Bodø/Glimt and Dinamo Zagreb set for high-scoring first leg in Champions League play-offs

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    Bodø/Glimt and Dinamo Zagreb set for high-scoring first leg in Champions League play-offs
    Marco Iacobucci Epp /
    15/08/22 3735

    On Tuesday, Bodø/Glimt and Dinamo Zagreb will aim to enhance their European aspirations when they meet for the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off.

    Dinamo Zagreb have come through two qualification rounds to reach this stage, dispatching Shkupi and Ludogorets along the way.

    Meanwhile, Bodø/Glimt have made it through three rounds of qualifying – knocking out KI, Linfield and Zalgiris to book their spot in the play-offs.

    Bodø/Glimt’s Champions League qualification journey started with a 4-3 aggregate victory over KI. Next up, they thrashed Linfield 8-1 on aggregate.

    In the previous round, Bodø/Glimt secured a 6-1 aggregate win against Zalgiris. Can they extend their run of high-scoring victories?

    Bodø/Glimt head into Tuesday’s clash on the back of a 4-1 win over Sarpsborg, meaning they have won each of their past six Eliteserien games – scoring over 3.5 goals on four occasions.

    The Norwegians are also enjoying a seven-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, having picked up six wins and one draw since their last loss.

    As for Dinamo Zagreb, they claimed a 3-2 aggregate win over Shkupi before beating Ludogorets 6-3 to punch their ticket to the play-offs.

    On Saturday, the Croatians crushed Hajduk Split 4-1. Not only did they rack up 62% possession, but they also registered 18 shots.

    Dinamo Zagreb are unbeaten in Croatia’s top tier this season, having secured four wins and one draw from their opening five encounters.

    They have also scored 17 goals in the process, meaning they average 3.4 goals per game in the league this term.

    Head-to-head: This is the first competitive meeting between Bodø/Glimt and Dinamo Zagreb, meaning we have no previous results to assess for this fixture.

    Team news: Bodø/Glimt currently have three players sidelined through injury – Sondre Fet (knee), Ola Solbakken (shoulder) and Nikita Haikin (unknown).

    By contrast, Dinamo Zagreb are injury-free. Their key player is Mislav Orsic, who has bagged five goals and four assists in nine outings across all competitions this season.

    This is destined to be a thrilling clash between to free-scoring sides. Indeed, Bodø/Glimt and Dinamo Zagreb have both started to season an eye-catching fashion.

    Forebet predicts that Bodø/Glimt and Dinamo Zagreb will play out a high-scoring draw on Tuesday, with both teams scoring over 1.5 goals.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 2
    2.25 3.50 2.90 no no no
    1 - 0(1 - 0)
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