Zeljeznicar vs Krupa
Game from Premier League of Bosnia & Herzegovina. After the winter break four rounds have been played and that was end of the second part. Now we are going into Champion group where Top 6 sides will play ten more rounds against each other (5 opponents x 2).
Zeljeznicar entered this final stage from second position but with same number of points (50) as leading team Zrinjski.
BTW Zrinjski failed to win yesterday in their first game of this Champions group. They played only 1:1 at home vs Radnik Bijeljina. In any case Zeljo now has the chance to take a lead on the standings and IMO they surely will.
Exactly Zeljeznicar is my favorite to win the title this season. They should won it already season ago but back then in similar race with Zrinjski, Zeljeznicar failed just at the end.
I like very much this strong Zeljeznicar home record. In games in Sarajevo on their Grbavica stadium, Zeljeznicar is 9-1-1 and with 6-0-0 in last six played here.
Earlier in the season Zeljeznicar here easily beat team of Krupa with 4:1 and this goal was conceded in injury time.
Second meeting was just recently, in first round after the winter break. Again Zeljeznicar was convincing, winning 4:2 only this time on the road.
Krupa is BTW relatively new team in highest competition rank. Last season was their first one in Premier League. Back then Zeljeznicar was 3-1-0 in four mutual meetings that counts 5-1-0 all together with the current season. So, basically pretty strong dominance.
I believe this is going to continue also today. Krupa is without imperative in this Top 6. They hardly can finish on third place that leads into Europa League qualifications. But this team is in semifinal of the Cup competition and that's their best chance. They don't hide that the Cup is their priority while in the league the aim is already met. It was to enter this Champions group and to avoid Relegation group.
Krupa has closed this second part with modest 1-1-2 after the winter break.
Ajdin Redzic is injured and won't play for Krupa today. But even bigger handicap for this team is that during the winter break their first attacking option, Elvir Koljic moved to Polish team Lech Poznan. He was pretty good young player who scored 30 goals for Krupa in 52 games during one entire and half of second season. Seems like his leaving is big blow for Krupa.
In the team of Zeljeznicar Daniel Graovac and Jadranko Bogicevic who missed the game against Celik due suspension, are back into team now. The only absent this time is Sinisa Stevanovic (right back).
IMO Zeljeznicar will win this game. Whether it will be more or less comfortably, we are yet to see but I expect advantage for host already at halftime.
Zeljeznicar vs Krupa prediction
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