Kaunas Zalgiris vs Jonava by RageBlade

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A league restarts with a bang, and in first match of tour I pick Jonava Draw no bet (or +0 Handicap).

 

When Atlantas started to colapse (key players left, coach and all training/medical staff left) Jonava started to make waves to try to compete for 4th place (Europa League place). Key sponsor of team invested aditional 80k. to club balance, to add new players. And they did just right. Karol Salik was sacked, but thats not a big deal, as he is short as GK, so he was replaced by very high level (for Lithuania football) Povilas Valincius and Tadas Simaitis. Julius Aleksandravicius was sacked too, but he was injured all season long almost, so no big deal. And finaly, David Makaradze left team. He was starter, but was not consistent enough. First signing was Kiril Sylich from Dainava. Promising rotational player. Then team add very strong defender in Luca Peric. Same Peric, that used to play at champions Zalgiris squad. To add deph in wings, Mindaugas Grigaravicius was signed. He is always called up to national Lithuania team. And to finish newcomers list, Artiom Osipov (Defender) and Petru Leuca (Striker) was added. With all these additions I believe that Jonava should take 4th place from struggling Atlantas. And to pick that 4th place, wins against sides like Kauno Žalgiris is a must.

 

Kaunas Zalgiris was silent suprisingly. Besides Nemanja Bjelan and Rokas Krusnauskas, there was no big names that left squad.

 

Team signed Lukas Kochanauskas and Edvinas Baniulis to boost their attack, but thats basicly it. Kochanauskas did not played for over a year now, so none knows what level he plays. Other aditions is Pijus Sirvys from lower league and Klimas Gusocenko from Poland 3rd league. That will definelty not help to secure place in league. Bear in mind that Modestas Stonys stays as NR1 Goalkeeper and he is TERIBLE. Team will be coached by duo from Norther Ireland, but that will not make much difrence - there is just no good players to work with.

 

So, all in all, Lines should not be equal in both sides. This DNB is a joke actualy. Jonava should be put as 1.6 favorites in my eyes. pin
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Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Jonava +0 Marathonbet 1.97 10 1-0 LOST (-10 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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