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Chelsea vs. Dinamo Zagreb Best Bets and Prediction

Graham Potter’s Chelsea welcome Ante Cacic’s Dinamo Zagreb to Stamford Bridge for their final UEFA Champions League group game of the season.

The Blues are safely through to the Round of 16 after winning each of their last three Group E matches.

The Premier League outfit will be looking for another European success on Wednesday. We have the Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb best bets in our in-depth Champions League betting preview.

Chelsea vs. Dinamo Zagreb

This will be the sixth and final group match on their Champions League schedule. Dinamo Zagreb stunned Chelsea when the duo locked horns in Croatia back in September.

Thomas Tuchel was sacked right after, with Potter taking over at the Bridge. Chelsea are in the last 16 after collecting ten points from a possible 15.

Group E Encounter

The Londoners have already won the group, so Wednesday’s game is a free hit. Nevertheless, Chelsea will want maximum points from their final Group E encounter.

Zagreb cannot qualify for the knockout phase, but the Croatian champions can still book their place in the UEFA Europa League.

Keep reading for the latest information on the Dinamo Zagreb standings, as well as the best Chelsea odds and match tips.  

Chelsea vs. Dinamo Zagreb Last Game

These two Champions League teams went head-to-head at the Stadion Maksimir right at the start of this campaign.

Chelsea were struggling under Tuchel at the time, and the Blues crashed to a shock defeat on Croatian soil.

Mislav Orsic scored early, and Zagreb held on for a famous 1-0 win. That was the first-ever meeting between the pair.

Chelsea vs. Dinamo Zagreb Analysis

Chelsea

Chelsea have had a mixed bag of results at the start of this season. They made a slow start, and the defeat in Zagreb in September cost Tuchel his job in west London.

Potter has come in and steadied the ship, but Chelsea were hammered 4-1 by Potter’s former club Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, which was the Blues’ first defeat under new management.

Chelsea’s Heavy Loss

Chelsea’s heavy loss at the Amex Stadium saw them slip down to sixth in the Premier League table. They are ten points behind surprise leaders Arsenal and have already conceded 15 Premier League goals.

Since their opening loss to Dinamo Zagreb, Chelsea have hit back in style in Europe. They are top of the Champions League standings in Group E, winning three, drawing one, and losing one.

They have won the last three, beating AC Milan home and away and edging past Red Bull Salzburg in Austria.

Done and Dusted

The job is done and dusted, but Chelsea will want to sign off before the knockout stage with another Champions League win.

In truth, they should be too hot to handle for the Croatians. Keep reading for the Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb best bets and the latest Chelsea odds.

Dinamo Zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb became Croatian champions for the 23rd time last season. As a result, they booked their place in the Champions League second qualifying round.

They went on to see off Shkupi, Ludogorets Razgrad, and Bodo/Glimt to progress to the group stage.

Getting out of a tough group containing the likes of Chelsea and Milan was always going to be a tall order for Zagreb, but they are still in with a shout of qualifying for the Europa League.

Trying to Prolonging the European Season

However, they must beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to stand any chance of prolonging their European season.

Dinamo failed to build on the memorable win over Chelsea in September, taking just one point from a possible 12 since. Last time out, Cacic’s side were thumped 4-0 at home by Milan.

Zagreb’s form has been poor of late, winning just one of their past six league and cup matches.

They are winless in three, losing to Milan and Osijek after a 1-1 league draw with Hajduk Split. This will be another stern test for the club from the Croatian capital.

Chelsea vs. Dinamo Zagreb Odds Breakdown

Chelsea

As you would expect, Chelsea are the strong favorites to secure all three points on their own patch. They are unbeaten at Stamford Bridge this season, and the bookies are offering just -333 for a Chelsea win.

Dinamo Zagreb Odds

Dinamo did exceptionally well to topple the English giants on matchday one, but Purgeri head to London this week as the massive underdogs with the bookmakers.

At the time of writing, Zagreb are available at +850 to get the victory, while the draw is currently priced at +450.  

Chelsea vs. Dinamo Zagreb Betting Pick and Prediction

Here you will find the Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb best bets and the latest Champions League betting odds. Chelsea are odds-on to win this final group game, while Zagreb are the huge underdogs at Stamford Bridge.

The loss to Brighton last weekend was Potter’s first defeat as Chelsea boss. The Blues have been solid under their new manager and will want to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking.

Who to Bet On?

Chelsea should be too strong for Dinamo in this one, and we fancy the London team to get revenge from the September reverse.

Back the hosts to win by a margin, and there is good value in -120 for Chelsea to win -1. Also, have a punt on the Blues to be winning at half time and full time at -110.

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UCL Pick: Chelsea (-120)


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