Dinamo Zagreb travel to Spain on Thursday to face La Liga contenders Sevilla in Europa League action. Dinamo finished second in group stage behind West Ham United while Sevilla finished third in their Champions League group. The winner of this two-legged affair will earn a spot in the Europa League Round of 16 next month. The loser’s European campaign will end.
This is not last year’s Dinamo Zagreb; even with Mislav Oršić staying with the team through the winter break. Ivan Rakitić and Sevilla are favorites to progress and are -275 to win Thursday night in Spain. Not a good sign for Dinamo but we will see if there’s anymore European magic left in them from last year’s run when they ousted Tottenham in extra time through an Oršić hat trick.