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The Prva Liga game at Stadion NŠC Stjepan Spajić on Friday sees hosts Hrvatski Dragovoljac go into battle with opponents Dinamo Zagreb.
View all of the Hrvatski Dragovoljac v Dinamo Zagreb predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Hrvatski Dragovoljac will be hoping for a better result following a 3-1 Prva Liga loss in their previous game against Istra 1961.
In that game, Hrvatski Dragovoljac managed 32% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Hrvatski Dragovoljac was Mario Veljača (93'). For their opponents, Istra 1961 had 12 shots at goal with 7 on target. Hassane Bandé (10', 17') and Bernardo Matić (45') scored for Istra 1961.
Crni have been conceding pretty frequently lately, although they’ve also managed to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Crni have been punished defensively in 6 of them while also scoring in 5 of those games. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
Ahead of this clash, Hrvatski Dragovoljac have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Dinamo Zagreb will go into this clash following a 2-0 UCL Qualifiers win to beat Omonia Nicosia in their most recent match.
A succession of steadfast performances by the Dinamo Zagreb defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings in total. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 11.
Going into this encounter, Dinamo Zagreb have not been beaten in their last 12 league matches away from home. Travelling very well.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results stretching back to 24/07/2010 reveals that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Hrvatski Dragovoljac. They’ve not managed to get any wins at all whereas Dinamo Zagreb have simply been better than them, finishing as winners in 83% of those games played.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 24 in all at an average of 4 goals per meeting.
The previous league fixture between the two was Prva Liga match day 32 on 22/04/2014 which ended up with the score at Dinamo Zagreb 5-0 Hrvatski Dragovoljac.
Team News: Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Hrvatski Dragovoljac boss Miroslav Kuljanic has no fitness worries at all coming into this match with a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Dinamo Zagreb
Due to a fully healthy group available for selection, Dinamo Zagreb manager Damir Krznar has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game.
We’re thinking that Hrvatski Dragovoljac will likely create enough chances to breach the defence of this Dinamo Zagreb lineup, although just one goal probably won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a close game with a 1-2 advantage for Dinamo Zagreb at full-time. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion NŠC Stjepan Spajić (5,000)
Captain: Zvonimir Šubarić
Chairman: Marinko Perić
Manager: Miroslav Kuljanic
Competitions: Prva Liga position 7