Slaven Belupo vs Lokomotiva by Dajkula
Slaven is last with 6 points from 11 matches and only have one win so far. But they sacked their coach recently and now Mladen Francic, who coached this team 12 years ago, is the man in charge. They already won a low division side in the cup and took a draw at Dragovoljac but that is good as they played more then half the match with a man red carded and the last 15 minutes with 2 man red carded. The new coach announces the attack from the first minute as he wants to make this field a fortress again but it will not be as easy. A lot of good players were sold last season and this team has no great strenght. But Francic returned the all time best league scorer Vugrinec in the lineup and he seems to give a doze of confidence to the team.
Lokomotiva still plays good though not as convincing as at the league start. They have 7-2-2 till now and should be big favorites and the form is good with 3-2-1 in the last 6. The last game was a win 5:0 against Osijek but Osijek is definitely the weakest team this season. I must say a lot revolves around midfielder Chago this season and he is definitely the best player but unfortunately suspened for this match. And that is a big issue for the guests. Lokomotiva has a killer counter with Misic and Situm but who is gonna deliver the ball?
Slaven on the other side has problems of their own as the have :“Edson, Plazonic, Glavina, Melnjak and Glavica“ injured and Grgic and Puric suspended. Edson , Grgic and Puric are the standard 3 defenders for the hosts and it could mean problems if the home side is to attack from the start. But the bookies smell something here, a probable home reaction, so will pick this game to go over. This clash usually means goals and it has happened in 5 of the last 7 h2h matches, all going ober 3.5 goals.
|over 2.5||Pinnacle||1.94||8||3-2 WON (+7.52 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.