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Bodø/Glimt vs GNK Dinamo Zagreb

August 16, 2022

8:00 pm BST

Bodø/Glimt have won their last 12 European home games.

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Match preview

Bodø/Glimt are the fairytale story that just keep on giving in European football.

Last season, having been crowned Norwegian champions for the first time ever, they qualified for a first group stage, this coming in the Europa Conference League.

In total, the Yellow Horde played 20 matches in UEFA competition last season, getting all the way to the quarter-finals, bowing out to Roma.

This time, Kjetil Knutsen’s team are determined to make their Champions League debut.

So far, Bodø/Glimt have seen off Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag, Linfield and Žalgiris Vilnius, scoring 18 goals in these six matches, 16 of which have come at home.

In all, they’ve now won 12 successive European home matches and 14 of their last 15 continental fixtures in the Arctic Circle.

Thus, Bodø/Glimt will be desperate to make home advantage count in this first leg.

GNK Dinamo though are a far tougher opponents than the three the Norwegian champions have already overcome.

The Blues are familiar faces in European competition, given that they’ve won 16 of the last 17 Croatian league titles.

With this as a platform, Dinamo Zagreb have qualified for seven Champions League and ten Europa League group stages, last dining at the top table in 2019.

So far this season, Ante Čačić's side have overcome Shkupi and then Ludogorets Razgrad.

The latter was expected to be a tough task, but GNK Dinamo won 2-1 in Bulgaria and then 4-1 at home last Tuesday.

Mislav Oršić bagging a brace at Stadion Maksimir, while Josip Drmić and Bruno Petković also netted.

This tie is so tough to call, but will Aspmyra Stadion continue to be a fortress for Bodø/Glimt?

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Ben Gray

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