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Lokomotiva Zagreb will be the visitors at Gradski Stadion u Koprivnici on Saturday for the Prva Liga game with home side Slaven Belupo.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Slaven Belupo v Lokomotiva Zagreb can be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Slaven Belupo are hoping to win again following the 0-2 Prva Liga victory over Dinamo Zagreb.
In that match, Slaven Belupo had 27% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For Slaven Belupo, the goals were scored by Ivan Krstanović (50') and Bruno Bogojević (84'). At the other end, Dinamo Zagreb got 21 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Slaven Belupo haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opposition teams over the course of their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, Farmaceuti have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 8.
Coming into this fixture, Slaven Belupo have not won against Lokomotiva Zagreb in their last 6 matches in the league.
In their previous game, Lokomotiva Zagreb drew 2-2 in the Prva Liga match with Hajduk Split.
In that match, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 43% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Lokomotiva Zagreb, goals were scored by Nikola Soldo (42') and Marko Dabro (47'). Hajduk Split had 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Jan Mlakar (29', 55') was the scorer for Hajduk Split.
The numbers tell their own story, and Lokomotiva Zagreb have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals in all. Defensively, Lokosi have been far from perfect. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen whether that trend shall be sustained in this match.
Their prior results show that Lokomotiva Zagreb:
- have left without a victory over Slaven Belupo in games played away from home for the previous 5 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- haven't been beaten by Slaven Belupo when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 8 league matches. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 03/03/2020 shows us that Slaven Belupo have won 0 of them and Lokomotiva Zagreb 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
12 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 3 from Farmaceuti and 9 being from Lokosi. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Prva Liga match day 33 on 07/05/2021 when the final score was Lokomotiva Zagreb 3-1 Slaven Belupo.
That time, Lokomotiva Zagreb managed 53% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Roko Šimić (25'), Lukas Kačavenda (66') and Josip Pivarić (91').
Slaven Belupo had 16 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Ivan Krstanović (9') scored.
The match was refereed by Damir Batinić.
Team News: Slaven Belupo
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Slaven Belupo gaffer Dean Klafurić to be concerned with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Bruno Goda (Unknown Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
Lokomotiva boss Silvijo Čabraja has not got a full squad to pick from. Indrit Tuci (Torn Knee Ligament) and Marko Djira (Muscle Injury) are not ready for selection.
Our thinking is that Lokomotiva Zagreb might need a bit of good fortune to score against this Slaven Belupo outfit who we think might well score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore fancy a good tussle with a 1-0 advantage for Slaven Belupo at the end of the 90.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gradski Stadion u Koprivnici (3,205)
Captain: Goran Paracki
Chairman: Hrvoje Kolarić
Manager: Dean Klafurić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 4