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Šibenik make the trip to Stadion Kranjčevićeva on Friday for the Prva Liga fixture with home side Lokomotiva Zagreb.
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Lokomotiva Zagreb will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 4-2 Prva Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Gorica.
In that match, Lokomotiva Zagreb managed 53% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lokomotiva Zagreb was Josip Pivarić (19', 57'). Gorica got 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Jiloan Hamad (5'), Ognjen Mudrinski (28') and Dario Špikić (53', 74') scored for Gorica.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Lokomotiva Zagreb haven’t conceded. The reality is that Lokosi have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 13 goals in the process. We will just have to find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Coming into this fixture, Lokomotiva Zagreb have not beaten Šibenik in their previous 3 league matches.
Šibenik go into this clash following on from a 2-0 Prva Liga win to beat Slaven Belupo in their previous fixture.
In that match, Šibenik had 45% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Šibenik, the scorers were Deni Jurić (8') and Mario Ćurić (14'). Slaven Belupo had 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
In 6 of the prior 6 clashes featuring Šibenik, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell is a paltry 1.67, with the average goals for Šibenik being 0.83.
Coming into this meeting, Šibenik haven’t won away from home in the past 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 05/03/2011, both clubs have shared the honours with Lokomotiva Zagreb winning 2 of those games, Šibenik 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 12 goals were scored between them in these games, with 5 for Lokosi and 7 belonging to Šibenik. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Prva Liga match day 23 on 27/02/2021 when it ended Šibenik 0-0 Lokomotiva Zagreb.
The referee was Ivan Bebek.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
Indrit Tuci (Torn Knee Ligament) and Marko Djira (Muscle Injury) will be missing for Lokomotiva boss Samir Toplak.
Team News: Šibenik
Owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go, Šibenik boss Sergi Escobar doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
Šibenik might need a bit of good fortune to put one past this Lokomotiva Zagreb side who we reckon should be able to grind out a win.
We therefore fancy a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning score for Lokomotiva Zagreb at the end of this one.
Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Kranjčevićeva (8,850)
Chairman: Tin Dolički
Manager: Samir Toplak
Competitions: Prva Liga position 10
🔑 Key Player: Indrit Tuci
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Indrit Tuci was born in Lezhë, Albania. After having played his first senior match for Lokomotiva Zagreb in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Prva Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 14 appearances.