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Varaždin will be visiting Stadion Kranjčevićeva on Friday for the Prva Liga meeting with home side Lokomotiva Zagreb.
All Lokomotiva Zagreb v Varaždin game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Lokomotiva Zagreb will be wanting a better result here following the 1-0 Prva Liga loss in their previous game against Rijeka.
Robert Murić (17') scored for Rijeka.
Lokomotiva Zagreb have found it difficult to unlock defences in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 2 against opposing sides over their previous 6 fixtures. In those games, Lokosi have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 9. We shall soon see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Lokomotiva Zagreb:
- are unbeaten in the league by Varaždin in their previous 8 games. A long run without a loss.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league games.
Since a loss in their previous game against Šibenik in Prva Liga competition, Varaždin and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Varaždin was Leon Benko (70'). Deni Jurić (8', 26', 57') was the scorer for Šibenik.
Looking at their form, and Varaždin have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals overall. At the back, Bumbari seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Coming into this fixture, Varaždin haven't beaten Lokomotiva Zagreb when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results stretching back to 25/11/2011 reveals that these encounters have not been good ones for Varaždin. They have not been able to register any victories at all while Lokomotiva Zagreb have just been stronger than them, beating them in 67 per cent of those match-ups.
In all, 12 goals were produced between them in these games, with 9 for Lokosi and 3 belonging to Bumbari. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Prva Liga match day 3 on 30/08/2020 when it ended Varaždin 1-1 Lokomotiva Zagreb.
The referee was Igor Pajač.
Team News: Lokomotiva Zagreb
Lokomotiva Zagreb boss Goran Tomić will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match owing to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Varaždin
Due to a completely healthy group ready to go, Varaždin manager Samir Toplak doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
In this game, Varaždin would be disappointed if they were not to find the back of the net against this Lokomotiva Zagreb outfit, but it probably won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Lokomotiva Zagreb at the end of the match. Should be a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Kranjčevićeva (8,850)
Captain: Fran Karačić
Chairman: Tin Dolički
Manager: Goran Tomić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 9