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Lokomotiva Zagreb will be taking on guests Slaven Belupo at Stadion Kranjčevićeva in the Prva Liga meeting on Friday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Lokomotiva Zagreb v Slaven Belupo, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Lokomotiva Zagreb will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-0 Prva Liga success against Šibenik.
In that game, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 59% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Lokomotiva Zagreb was Marko Lešković (85'). For their opponents, Šibenik got 13 shots at goal with 5 on target.
An interesting trait of recent Lokomotiva Zagreb games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of clashes leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a loser.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Lokomotiva Zagreb:
- have not been beaten in the league by Slaven Belupo in their previous 5 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb in Prva Liga action, Slaven Belupo will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Slaven Belupo had 40% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. On the other side, Dinamo Zagreb got 20 shots at goal with 12 on target. Marko Tolić (64') and Mislav Oršić (86') scored for Dinamo Zagreb.
Looking at their form, and Slaven Belupo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. Defensively, Farmaceuti have not been doing too well. We shall soon see if that trend will be sustained here.
Going into this contest, Slaven Belupo are winless against Lokomotiva Zagreb in away games against them for the last 8 matches in the league. An awful away record.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 23/11/2019 tells us that Lokomotiva Zagreb have won 2 of these games and Slaven Belupo 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A total of 9 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 for Lokosi and 3 belonging to Farmaceuti. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The previous league fixture between the two was Prva Liga match day 24 on 06/03/2021 and the score finished Slaven Belupo 0-0 Lokomotiva Zagreb.
The referee was Tihomir Pejin.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
Indrit Tuci (Torn Knee Ligament) and Marko Djira (Muscle Injury) are not available for Lokomotiva gaffer Samir Toplak.
Team News: Slaven Belupo
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, Slaven Belupo boss Tomislav Stipić has no fitness worries to report before this clash.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Slaven Belupo have it within them to find the back of the net against this Lokomotiva Zagreb lineup, although it probably won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Lokomotiva Zagreb when all is said and done. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
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)
Chairman: Tin Dolički
Manager: Samir Toplak
Competitions: Prva Liga position 9
🔑 Key Man: Moutir Chajia
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Moutir Chajia was born in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. After making a first senior appearance for Novara in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Prva Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date in 23 appearances.