Ferencvaros surprised a bit in the first leg, taking a 1:1 draw which is surely a result that they would accept prior to the game.
The game itself was even more open than what the final result says, with the Croats taking an early lead while the Hungarians replied back in the second halftime with the much more tougher approach.
They postponed first two rounds of the domestic OTP Bank Liga in order to prepare better for the Champions League challenges after already surprising when they defeated Ludogorets twice.
The hosts can’t count at midfielder Iseal and defender Otigba both without playing in competitive matches in the new season. Midfielder Leandro is coming off from injury but the game might start too soon for him.
Dinamo made a setback with a 1:1 score and will need now to improve and seal the expected play-off stage for them.
The team had an early lead in the first halftime and had some chances into the second too, but simply weren’t able to make that extra pressure once they stood leveled up in the 60th minute.
They had a goalless game away to Osijek last Friday evening, using a rotated squad. They simply couldn’t afford to risk some of the best, while even those who played weren’t actually up to the task and desired tempo.
Osijek was closer to get the victory, simply having slightly concrete chances created.
Substitute goalkeeper Zagorac is still injured, while out are also midfielder Moharrami and striker Andric from the start of the season.
Effective performances of the Hungarian champion aren’t that surprising anymore as the side obvious know what is doing in attack and doesn’t need much to score.
I expect the same today, as they surely will be dangerous via counters. On the other side, Dinamo remains still a favorite to progress and should make the game quite open again.
Tvmoca propose : Over 2.5 & BTTS