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Rudeš will be visiting Stadion Kranjčevićeva on Friday for the Prva Liga showdown with hosts Lokomotiva Zagreb.
Our Lokomotiva Zagreb v Rudeš predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Lokomotiva Zagreb will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-1 Prva Liga triumph versus Slaven Belupo.
In that match, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 45% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Lokomotiva Zagreb was Marin Šotiček (65'). At the other end, Slaven Belupo had 9 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
It has been seldom in recent games where Lokomotiva Zagreb have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Lokomotiva Zagreb have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals in the process.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Gorica in Prva Liga action, Rudeš and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Rudeš managed 64% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For their opponents, Gorica had 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. Valentino Majstorović (16') and Marko Soldo (24') scored for Gorica.
The stats tell the story, and Rudeš have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals in total. At the back, Rudeš can certainly do much better. Still, we’ll just have to find out if that trend shall be replicated here in this game or not.
Coming into this contest, Rudeš are without an away win for the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results stretching back to 11/02/2018 shows that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Rudeš. They have not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Lokomotiva Zagreb have maintained the edge over them, finishing as winners in 67% of those matches played.
A sum of 15 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 from Lokosi and 4 belonging to Rudeš. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The last league fixture between these clubs was Prva Liga match day 30 on 20/04/2019 and the score finished Rudeš 1-2 Lokomotiva Zagreb.
The referee was Tino Krečak.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
The Lokomotiva Zagreb manager Silvijo Čabraja doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash with a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Rudeš
With a fully injury-free squad ready to go, the Rudeš boss has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
We’re of the opinion that Rudeš will manage to put a goal past this Lokomotiva Zagreb team, although it realistically won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 win for Lokomotiva Zagreb by the conclusion of the game. Hopefully this is 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: Mateo Marić
Chairman: Miroslav Gluhinić
Manager: Silvijo Čabraja
Competitions: Prva Liga position 8
🔑 Star Player: Vladan Bubanja
Mostly deployed in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Vladan Bubanja was born in Nikšić, Montenegro. After making a first senior appearance for Lokomotiva Zagreb in the 2022 - 2023 season, the skilful Midfielder has contributed 3 league goals in this HNL 2023 - 2024 season to date in 6 appearances.