Dinamo Zagreb vs Rudes
Game from the Croatian league. Dinamo Zagreb will host team of Rudes. So, the leader against the last placed team. IMO there is no doubt here about match winner, it's only remaining to we se how convincing victory this is going to be. I think very convincing.
Dinamo Zagreb before winter break seemed like a team who would easily win the title. But something was very wrong after winter break and in fact in five rounds Dinamo has lost even three times, winning just 6 out of possible 15 points. Especially painful were the last two rounds when Dinamo suffered huge defeats, both times with 4:1, firstly in Rijeka and then also at home from Lokomotiva who was always known as their friendly team to say at least. Also earlier, Dinamo lost 0:1 at home to their biggest rival Hajduk Split.
And now Hajduk is on only six points behind Dinamo.
So, something had to be done. Someone had to pay the price and it was head coach. New head coach has arrived and it is Nikola Jurcevic in question. Jurcevic is without too big experience as a manager but he has plenty experience as a first assistant. Namely he worked with Slaven Bilic in Lokomotiv Moscow, Besiktas as well West Ham. So, I have no doubts Jurcevic will be fine.
Rudes was 1-2-2 after the winter break. Earlier in the season in two meetings with Dinamo, it was 3:2 loss in Zagreb and 1:1 draw at home.
But this time IMO this is going to be heavy loss for Rudes.
You know how things usually works when we have head coach change. In such situation usually you will see all players giving everything they have on the pitch, playing their best. Plus it is ideal scenario for Dinamo to bounce back given on fact opponent is the league weakest team.
So, previous coach Mario Cvitanovic has paid the price and now IMO also Rudes will pay the price for weak Dinamo recent results.
By the Jurkovic words, Soudani will play and he is very important player. Also new coach added how most likely Leskovic will play instead of Benkovic.
BTW, Doumbia got red card against Lokomotiva and will need to miss two games. But this could be good cause he is a midfielder who is more defensively oriented. If today starts Coric that would mean one more offensively oriented player.
In any case I expect to Dinamo heavily dominates this game and to win with at least two goals difference.
Dinamo Zagreb vs Rudes prediction
|Dinamo -1.5||Bet365||1.52||10||2-0 WON (+5.2 units)|