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Dinamo Zagreb arrive at Stadion Kranjčevićeva on Saturday for the Prva Liga fixture with hosts Lokomotiva Zagreb.
All Lokomotiva Zagreb v Dinamo Zagreb match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Lokomotiva Zagreb prepare for this fixture following on from a 0-0 Prva Liga drawn game versus Varaždin.
In that game, Lokomotiva Zagreb managed 59% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Varaždin had 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
Their latest results shine a light on the fact that much respect should be given to the Lokomotiva Zagreb defence. Lokomotiva Zagreb have been stingy, seeing the tally of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their last 6 matches standing at 2. Even so, we must now wait to see if that trend might be replicated in this next match.
Coming into this fixture, Lokomotiva Zagreb haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Dinamo Zagreb will go into this game following on from a 2-0 Prva Liga win with the defeat of Gorica in their most recent match.
In that game, Dinamo Zagreb managed 69% possession and 26 shots at goal with 15 on target. For Dinamo Zagreb, the goals were scored by Martin Baturina (33') and Dario Špikić (73'). For their opponents, Gorica got 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Dinamo Zagreb has been fairly consistent of late. Looking at their last six meetings reveals that this has occurred 6 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 3 and Dinamo Zagreb have scored 7.
Analysis of their past results shows that Dinamo Zagreb:
- remain unbeaten by Lokomotiva Zagreb in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 15/07/2022 shows that Lokomotiva Zagreb have won 1 of them & Dinamo Zagreb 5, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
An aggregate of 20 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for Lokosi and 11 netted by Plavi. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Prva Liga match day 31 on 23/01/2024 which finished with the scoreline of Dinamo Zagreb 0-3 Lokomotiva Zagreb.
In that game, Dinamo Zagreb managed 65% possession and 25 shots at goal with 4 on target.
Lokomotiva Zagreb got 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. Duje Čop (5', 7', 87') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Igor Pajač.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
The Lokomotiva Zagreb boss Silvijo Čabraja will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match with a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo Zagreb manager Sergej Jakirović has some current player fitness concerns. Lukas Kacavenda (Knee surgery), Jakov-Anton Vasilj (Cruciate ligament tear), Sadegh Moharrami (Cruciate ligament injury), Bosko Sutalo (Ankle injury), Mahir Emreli (Adductor injury) and Luka Stojkovic (Cruciate ligament tear) can’t be considered.
We’re of the view that Lokomotiva Zagreb will have to work hard as a team to break down this Dinamo Zagreb lineup who will likely do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a narrow 0-1 advantage for Dinamo Zagreb at the end of this game.
There should be little in it.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Kranjčevićeva (8,850)
Captain: Mateo Marić
Chairman: Miroslav Gluhinić
Manager: Silvijo Čabraja
Competitions: Prva Liga position 5
⭐ Key Player: Duje Čop
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Duje Čop was born in Vinkovci, Croatia. Having played his first senior match for Hajduk Split in the 2006 - 2007 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 4 league goals in this HNL 2023 - 2024 campaign so far from a total of 9 appearances.