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Lokomotiva Zagreb take on away team Slaven Belupo at Stadion Kranjčevićeva in the Prva Liga tie on Friday.
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Lokomotiva Zagreb will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Prva Liga tied result versus NK Osijek.
In that game, Lokomotiva Zagreb managed 42% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Lokomotiva Zagreb was Indrit Tuci (10'). Osijek got 18 shots at goal with 5 on target. Ivan Fiolić (87') was the scorer for NK Osijek.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, Silvijo Čabraja's Lokomotiva Zagreb have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 8 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.33.
Their past results show that Lokomotiva Zagreb:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Slaven Belupo in their last 4 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 7 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
In their last fixture, Slaven Belupo drew 0-0 in the Prva Liga match with Gorica.
In that match, Slaven Belupo had 59% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Gorica had 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
It has become apparent that Slaven Belupo have had real problems scoring goals over their previous six games, netting the disappointing return of just 4. In those matches, Farmaceuti have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 5.
Going into this one, Slaven Belupo have not won away from home in their last 13 matches in the league. They must be getting so desperate.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 04/04/2022 shows us that Lokomotiva Zagreb have won 3 of these & Slaven Belupo 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
In all, 7 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 from Lokosi and 2 coming from Farmaceuti. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.17.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Prva Liga match day 7 on 01/09/2023 and the score finished Slaven Belupo 0-1 Lokomotiva Zagreb.
That time, Slaven Belupo managed 55% possession and 9 shots at goal with 0 on target.
On the other side, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. Marin Šotiček (65') was the scorer.
The referee was Dario Bel.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
The Lokomotiva Zagreb boss Silvijo Čabraja will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game with a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Slaven Belupo
Owing to a fully healthy group ready to go, the Slaven Belupo boss Roy Ferenčina has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
We’re thinking that Slaven Belupo must be fancied to get a goal against this Lokomotiva Zagreb team, although it probably won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 win for Lokomotiva Zagreb when the full-time whistle blows. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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 7
🔑 Star Man: Marin Šotiček
Normally taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Marin Šotiček was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Having played his first senior match for Lokomotiva Zagreb in the 2022 - 2023 season, the skilful Forward has got 3 league goals in this HNL 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 10 appearances.