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Dinamo Zagreb host away side Lokomotiva Zagreb at Stadion Maksimir in this Prva Liga fixture on Saturday.
Our Dinamo Zagreb v Lokomotiva Zagreb tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - along with the latest match odds.
Dinamo Zagreb go into this match following on from a 0-0 Prva Liga drawn match versus Gorica.
In that game, Dinamo Zagreb had 80% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Gorica got 6 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Fixtures involving Dinamo Zagreb have often been absorbing ones of late with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum of 20 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 11 of them being chalked up by Dinamo Zagreb.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Dinamo Zagreb:
- are unbeaten in the league by Lokomotiva Zagreb in their previous 4 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 18 league matches at home. A fantastic home record.
In the game prior to this, Lokomotiva Zagreb drew 0-0 in the Prva Liga tie with Varaždin.
In that game, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 52% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. On the other side, Varaždin had 17 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
During their 6 previous matches, Silvijo Čabraja's Lokomotiva Zagreb have had reason to celebrate scoring 6 times - yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Lokomotiva Zagreb:
- have not won against Dinamo Zagreb when having played them away from home in the previous 9 league games. An awful away record.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 21/08/2021 shows that Dinamo Zagreb have won 3 of these and Lokomotiva Zagreb 1, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A combined total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 for Plavi and 5 created by Lokosi. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Prva Liga match day 10 on 18/09/2022 when it ended Lokomotiva Zagreb 1-2 Dinamo Zagreb.
On that occasion, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 38% possession and 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Sandro Kulenović (14').
On the other side, Dinamo Zagreb got 12 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Arijan Ademi (6') and Bruno Petković (47') scored.
The referee was Ante Čulina.
Team News: Dinamo Zagreb
The Dinamo Zagreb boss Ante Čačić has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game with a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
Out of a mainly full-strength squad, there’s just the lone fitness problem for the Lokomotiva Zagreb boss Silvijo Čabraja to contend with. Jakov-Anton Vasilj (Inguinal Hernia) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the view that Dinamo Zagreb are likely to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, Lokomotiva Zagreb could well find it tough to score themselves although we do think that they will probably end up getting enough chances to score, too.
We’re tipping a pretty comfortable 3-1 win for Dinamo Zagreb at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Maksimir (35,123)
Captain: Arijan Ademi
Chairman: Mirko Barišić
Manager: Ante Čačić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 1, UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Man: Josip Drmić
Usually used in the Striker position, Josip Drmić was born in Lachen, Switzerland. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Zürich in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 4 league goals in this HNL 2022 - 2023 campaign so far from a total of 17 appearances.