Dinamo Zagreb vs Osijek by Dajkula

Dinamo hosts Osijek in round 26 of the HNL 1. Dinamo has a big match against Rijeka in the next round but it will count little if Dinamo doesn`t deal with Osijek. The last time Dinamo hosted Osijek the visitors won 1:0 and were really on a high at that time. Now the tide has shifted and Dinamo is on a big upswing while Osijek is not showing nearly enough in their games.


Dinamo is second with 61 points, 4 behind Rijeka. Osijek is third with 47 points and one in front of Hajduk.


Dinamo is in great form as they won the last 7 league games. Attacker Hodzic has been instrumental and putting in goals. The newcomers Sammir and Guilherme are becoming integral and the game is more fluent of late. Also Dinamo conceded just 2 goals in the last 7 matches while have scored 16.


Osijek is not showing the confidence they had before. They won 3 but lost 4 of the last 7 matches in all competitions. I saw them in cup against Rijeka at home and they needed something from that match. They fell miserably and created nothing with the defense being exposed numerous times. They were only better in perfoming crazy tackles, the kind for red cards.


I expected them to show something in the away game against Lokomotiva(a.k.a Dinamo II)but their performance was again more than dissapointing. If they can`t produce nothing against Lokomotiva against Dinamo it will be 2 times as hard.


Looking at the h2h we see a clear dominance of Dinamo. Dinamo won 7 of the last 10 matches with most of those being with more than a goal difference.


Dinamo has a bone to pick with Osijek and I expect maximum effort from the home side.


Dinamo`s lineup isn`t announced yet but almost strongest lineup is expected.


Osijek is withuot Lesjak(mid.12-2), Lukic(def.20-0), Mikulic(first keeper, 25-0). Probable lineup: "Malenica, Škorić, Barać, Matas, Barišić, Vojnović, Mioč, Knežević, Lopa, Boban i Ejupi".


On a side note Osijek should have played a friendly on saturday with Zeljeznicar but the game was canceled as both teams had the stomack flu. A couple of days were lost in practice.


Dinamo with a more convincing win this time.


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Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Dinamo -1.5 Pinnacle 2.08 8 2-1 LOST (-8 units)
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