Dinamo Zagreb vs. Chornomorets Odesa - UEFA Europa League - Group B - September 19th, 2013

UEFA Europa League matchup - Dinamo Zagreb vs. Chornomorets Odesa - Team LogosDinamo are hosts to Chornomorets Odesa in the first round of matches in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) Group B which also features PSV and Ludogorets. The match will be played at Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 19:00 CET.

Dinamo Zagreb are the Croatian biggest team and the 2012/13 champions. They participated in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) the two previous years, although with very little success. They were a goal short to qualifying to the UCL again this year and ended up losing to Austria Vienna 3-4 on aggregate in the play-offs.

Chornomorets Odesa are in the UEFA Europa League for the first time this season. They finished in sixth place in the Ukrainian Premier League last year and went through three rounds of qualifications to make it to the UEL group stage. During the qualifications they eliminated Dacia 3-2 on aggregate, Crvena Zveza 3-1 on aggregate and Skenderbeu via penalties after a 1-1 aggregate draw.

The odds for the upcoming match in Zagreb are as follows:

Dinamo: 7/10
Draw: 11/4
Chornomorets: 15/4

Dinamo are the favourites to win at home. A 100 € bet on the hosts could return 70 € in profit. The same bet on Chornomorets could return 375 € in profit.

The most likely score, according to the odds, is a 1-0 victory for Dinamo Zareb, offered at 5/1.

After nine games played in the Croatian Prva Liga, Dinamo are in first place with 20 points. In their last match vs. Hajduk Split they lost with the score of 2-0. This was Dinamo's first loss in the current domestic season.

Chornomorets Odesa are in third place in the Ukrainian Premier League after nine matches played. In their most recent game they beat Metalurh Zaporizhya with the score of 0-1.

Can the Chornomorets surprise in Croatia, or will Dinamo take care of business in front of their home fans?

This should be a good match.