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Hrvatski Dragovoljac host the visiting Lokomotiva Zagreb at Stadion NŠC Stjepan Spajić in the Prva Liga game on Friday.
All Hrvatski Dragovoljac v Lokomotiva Zagreb match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Hrvatski Dragovoljac will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 8-0 Prva Liga defeat last time out to Dinamo Zagreb.
In that match, Hrvatski Dragovoljac managed 24% possession and 6 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Dinamo Zagreb got 19 shots on goal with 10 on target. Josip Mišić (22'), Luka Menalo (45', 65'), Luka Ivanušec (50'), Dario Špikić (60'), Komnen Andrić (69'), Marko Bulat (82') and Marko Tolić (93') scored for Dinamo Zagreb.
Hrvatski Dragovoljac have found it difficult to unlock defences of late. Their sum of goals equals just 4 against opposition teams over their previous six fixtures. In those games, Hrvatski Dragovoljac have also seen the number of goals against them come to 13.
Coming into this meeting, Hrvatski Dragovoljac have not won at home in their last 5 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Lokomotiva Zagreb go into this match after a 3-0 Prva Liga win versus Slaven Belupo in their last match.
In that game, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 58% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Lokomotiva Zagreb, the goals were scored by Silvio Goričan (54'), Lukas Kačavenda (70') and Sandro Kulenović (74'). At the other end, Slaven Belupo had 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Lokomotiva Zagreb have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals in total. Defensively, Lokomotiva Zagreb have been far from perfect. That trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Ahead of this meeting, Lokomotiva Zagreb have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 26/11/2010 shows that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Hrvatski Dragovoljac. They have not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas Lokomotiva Zagreb have managed to find a way, getting wins in 100 per cent of those ties.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league contest between these sides was Prva Liga match day 3 on 30/07/2021 and the score finished Lokomotiva Zagreb 3-2 Hrvatski Dragovoljac.
That day, Lokomotiva Zagreb managed 65% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Ivan Milićević (54') and Lukas Kačavenda (80').
On the other side, Hrvatski Dragovoljac had 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Mario Veljača (14'), Tomislav Valentić (40' Own goal) and Ricardo Bagadur (87') scored.
The referee was Dario Kulušić.
Team News: Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Patrice Zoungrana (Fractured Leg) and Nue Nreca (Unknown Injury) won’t be available for Hrvatski Dragovoljac manager Davor Mladina.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
Owing to an otherwise available group of players, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Lokomotiva Zagreb gaffer Silvijo Čabraja to be concerned with. Indrit Tuci (Torn Knee Ligament) won’t be playing here.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Hrvatski Dragovoljac may find it difficult to find the net against this Lokomotiva Zagreb team who we think should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
Therefore, we predict a good battle with a 0-1 advantage for Lokomotiva Zagreb at the end of the 90 minutes.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion NŠC Stjepan Spajić (5,000)
Captain: Zvonimir Šubarić
Chairman: Marinko Perić
Manager: Davor Mladina
Competitions: Prva Liga position 10
⭐ Star Player: Vinko Petković
Regularly taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Vinko Petković was born in Šibenik, Croatia. After making a first senior appearance for Hrvatski Dragovoljac in the 2021 - 2022 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in the Prva Liga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 10 appearances.