Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb travel to take on cross-city rivals Hrvatski Dragovoljac on Friday. Read our expert predictions and find the latest odds for the game below in our detailed match preview.
Hrvatski Dragovoljac vs Dinamo Zagreb – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Dinamo Zagreb started their title defence with a defeat last week, though the champions are favourites to record their first victory of the new campaign when they take on newly-promoted Hrvatski Dragovoljac. Read our top three expert predictions for Friday’s 1. HNL match below.
- Under 3.5 Goals
- Win to Nil
- Dinamo Zagreb to Win to Nil
- Half Time/Full Time Result
- Dinamo Zagreb/Dinamo Zagreb
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Under 3.5 Goals
Dinamo Zagreb haven’t quite clicked into gear in the opening exchanges of the 2021/22 campaign, especially in the final third, and each of their last three matches produced under 2.5 goals as a result. The champions won’t need to be at their very best to beat newly-promoted Hrvatski Dragovoljac on Friday however and Dinamo’s early performances suggest that a glut of goals against their inferior hosts is unlikely. That in turn makes the under 3.5 goals market a price worth backing at the odds quoted.
Dinamo Zagreb to Win to Nil
Dinamo Zagreb kept clean sheets in each of their Champions League qualification tussles against Valur and Omonia Nicosia either side of their shock reverse to Slaven Koprivnica in Croatia, and their defensive strength should come to the fore again when they visit Hrvatski Dragovoljac. The Blues kept a clean sheet in a staggering 50% of their league matches last season and they are worth backing to shut out an ordinary Hrvatski Dragovoljac outfit this week.
Dinamo Zagreb Half Time/Full Time
Hrvatski Dragovoljac were three goals down to Istra inside 45 minutes of their opening fixture last weekend before their hosts took the foot off the gas, and the division’s new boys could be torn apart early on in similar fashion when champions Dinamo cross Zagreb to the Stadion Kranjčevićeva. The Blues should have too much class for their lower-class neighbours, so expect the title holders to take control in both halves.
Hrvatski Dragovoljac vs Dinamo Zagreb: Match Preview
After almost a decade in the wilderness, Hrvatski Dragovoljac are back in the big time in 2021/22. The Blacks marched to the second division title last term under manager Miroslav Kuljanac, who oversaw a strong finish to the season following his appointment in January. Tipped as one of the favourites for relegation, Hrvatski Dragovoljac have a mountain to climb to upset the odds this term however.
Dinamo Zagreb tightened their stranglehold on Croatian football last season, winning their 15th title in 16 years with routine efficiency. Former assistant Damir Krznar will start his first full campaign as the Blues’ manager in 2021/22 following his permanent appointment to the role in March and pushing as far as possible in Europe will be his primary objective.
Hrvatski Dragovoljac vs Dinamo Zagreb: Key Stats and Figures
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Hrvatski Dragovoljac vs Dinamo Zagreb Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Friday’s game will be played at the Stadion Kranjčevićeva in Zagreb.
When does this fixture kick off?
The game will kick-off at 20:00 CET (GMT +1) on July 23.
Which player should I look out for this week?
Swiss international Mario Gavranovic scored 19 times for Dinamo Zagreb last season and the forward notched for his country at Euro 2020 against France.