FC Ballkani - Dinamo Zagreb predictions and free betting tips [05/10/2023]
Matchday 2 of the Conference League Group C is about to kick-off. With zero points, Balkani will host the group leader - Zagreb's Dinamo. The opening whistle will sound on 5th October.
Balkani: Kolici, Thachi, Yashanitza, Halili, Trashi, Dellova, Kuc, Zyba, Hamidi, Gripshi, Berisha
Dinamo: Nevistic, Moharrami, Shutalo, Peric, Ljubicic, Bulat, Misic, Emreli, Baturina, Vidovic, Petkovic
The Kosovo club is participating in the group stage of the Conference League for the second year in a row. Last season, Balkani finished last in a group with Sivasspor, Cluj, and Slavia.
At the start of the current Eurocup season, Balkani showed quite a decent performance in the match against the Czech Viktoria. The team outplayed the opponent in terms of ball possession, but almost never shot at goal and eventually lost with a minimal score, having conceded a goal in the 73rd minute (0:1).
Upon returning to the Kosovo championship, Balkani scored 3 consecutive victories. The club from the city of Suva Reka went on to beat Malishevo (3:2), Fushe Kosova (2:0), and Lapi (2:1). Currently, Balkani leads the tournament chart of the championship, having scored 19 points in 7 matches.
Zagreb's Dinamo in the 1st round of the Conference League left no chances for "Astana", crushing the opponent with a score of 5:1. A brace from Petkovic marked the winners' victory, with Bulat, Marin, and Halilovic each adding a goal.
Last Sunday, Dinamo ended its winning streak of 5 matches. The away match against the leader of the Croatian championship "Hajduk", ended in a defeat for the "blues" with a score of 0:1.
Based on the outcome of 8 matches in their national championship, "Dinamo" is in third place with a total of 16 points. It should be noted that last season, the Zagreb club won the Croatia championship, outstripping "Hajduk" by 10 points.
This match will be the first in the history of the teams' confrontation.
Predictions for the match
Dinamo boasts a stronger line-up and has experience in Eurocups. Moreover, the Croatian club aims to make up for the recent defeat in the championship, and I believe that Dinamo could handle Balkani well. I am backing a clean win for Dinamo.