Lokomotiva vs Rijeka by Dajkula

Lokomotiva hosts Rijeka in round 14 of the HNL 1. Rijeka is a big favorite in this one though I would have prefered this to be played at some other time. Rijeka had a tough midweek cup game on a horrible pitch and I don`t know if this one will be any better. Kranjceviceva is well know not to have a very good pitch and with the second league team Zagreb playing yesterday it won`t be great for sure.


Rijeka played against Rudes in the cup and it took extra time to win 5:3. They had a 3:0 lead but with 3 penalties awarded for Rudes Rijeka had to dig deap to go threw. If they feel it in the legs today they can blame themselves. Some players were rested though but generally the best team played.


Lokomotiva also had a tough time in the cup as they were trailing against Vinogradar and had to shift into higher gear to overturn the result. They can be happy they didn`t go into overtime as there was a clear penalty on Vinogradar player not awarded.


In the league Rijeka is leading the pack with 35 points while Lokomotiva is 5`th with 14. As you can see the difference between the first 4 teams and the rest of the league is huge. Rijekas has not lost a game so far and has 11-2-0 though they could have had all 13 wins. Rijeka has been much more consistent this year and will probably fight with Dinamo for first place till the end. Against weaker teams they have to pick up points coz now Dinamo will only get better(probably).


Lokomotiva is now playing welll and got a good run going. They won 4 of the last 6 games though those wins were not unexpected. Lokomotiva won over Slaven, Istra, Split and Cibalia while have lost to better teams like Osijek and Dinamo.


Against Rijeka Lokomotiva doesn`t have good history as they lost 10 of the last 11 matches played. Rijeka usually has their number but you don`t need to go far back when Lokomotiva was really unpleasant for Rijeka. The team is very talented and like to pass the ball well. This might not be of big importance if the pitch is really bad so I guess both team wil have it the same.


Lokomotiva will fight teeth and nails to get something from this match not only for themselves but for Dinamo as well. It depends on Rijeka how they approach this match. Fully focused they will win this. This is their game to lose.


Rijea has Males back from injury and can count on virtualy the strongest lineup.


Lokomotiva is missing Karacic(def.8-2), Sunjic(mid.10-0), Radonjic(att.2-1), Stolnik(def.0-0) and those are significant losses.


Rijeka to take another win.


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Pick Bookmaker Odds Stake Result
Rijeka Pinnacle 1.76 8 0-2 WON (+6.08 units)
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Comments (1)
Very good preview and tip.
10/30/2016 - 14:29
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