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Lokomotiva Zagreb will be facing away team NK Osijek at Stadion Kranjčevićeva in the Prva Liga fixture on Sunday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Lokomotiva Zagreb v NK Osijek - as well as the best betting odds.
Lokomotiva Zagreb will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 0-1 Prva Liga defeat last time out to Gorica.
In that match, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 53% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, Gorica had 6 shots at goal with 4 on target. Kristijan Lovrić (74') was the scorer for Gorica.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Lokomotiva Zagreb haven’t conceded. In fact, Lokomotiva Zagreb have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals in the process. That being said, time will tell whether that pattern might be sustained here in this match.
Going into this encounter, Lokomotiva Zagreb haven't won against NK Osijek in their previous 4 matches in the league.
After tasting defeat last time out to Dinamo Zagreb in Prva Liga competition, NK Osijek will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, NK Osijek managed 40% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for NK Osijek was Danijel Lončar (65' Own goal). On the other side, Dinamo Zagreb had 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Kristijan Jakić (33') was the scorer for Dinamo Zagreb.
The stats tell the story, and NK Osijek have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals overall. Defensively, NK Osijek certainly have room for improvement.
Coming into this clash, NK Osijek haven't been beaten by Lokomotiva Zagreb in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head meetings going back to 07/06/2020 shows us that Lokomotiva Zagreb have won 1 of them and NK Osijek 5, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them for Lokosi and 11 created by Bijelo-plavi. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The previous league clash between these sides was Prva Liga match day 35 on 15/05/2021 and the score finished Lokomotiva Zagreb 0-2 NK Osijek.
In that match, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 40% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
NK Osijek got 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. László Kleinheisler (59') and Damjan Bohar (91') scored.
The match was refereed by Dario Kulušić.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
Indrit Tuci (Torn Knee Ligament) and Marko Djira (Muscle Injury) won’t be available for Lokomotiva Zagreb manager Silvijo Čabraja.
Team News: NK Osijek
Thanks to a largely healthy squad, there is just the one fitness problem for the NK Osijek manager Nenad Bjelica to be concerned with. Ante Erceg (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t be in action.
We’ve got the feeling that Lokomotiva Zagreb may find it difficult to score goals against this NK Osijek team who we reckon will get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for NK Osijek at full-time.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Kranjčevićeva (8,850)
Captain: Josip Pivarić
Chairman: Tin Dolički
Manager: Silvijo Čabraja
Competitions: Prva Liga position 6
⭐ Star Man: Marko Dabro
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Marko Dabro was born in Vinkovci, Croatia. After having made a senior debut playing for Cibalia in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Prva Liga 2021 - 2022 season to date in 6 appearances.