Zeljeznicar vs Mladost Doboj Kakanj (By: Frank_Kane)
My prediction for the Bosnia Premier league, is for the match between Zeljeznicar and Mladost DK.
Both home and away teams are ranked 5th and 4th on the league table respectively, and separated by one point @ 28pts and 29pts respectively. Zeljeznicar have a recent bad spell in performance, losing all 6 recent matches played (3 Home and 3 Away) in the league this season against teams at the top, middle and bottom of the league. While the visitors of today's fixture area side that is enjoying a good run of recent games with 4 wins, 1-draw, and 1-loss from 3 Home and 3 Away games played recently.
Ironically, this match is between two teams whose fortunes are on opposing direction of the form table, as the visitors are second from the top of the 8-games form table with 16 points, while the hosts are 2nd from the bottom of the same table with 6pts from the most recent 8 matches.
The loss and draw for the visitors in their recent 6 fixtures came from away matches, so I feel they will fight really hard to come away with a point from the home team at a ground where they have historically lost all 4 of their recent competitive fixtures, with the away team's only victory coming in a 0 - 1 win in a friendly match played at this venue.
I expect the host team to look at this fixture as a way out of the rut of losses they have enjoyed in recent times, and to fight to score at least one goal as they have done in 4 of their last 6 fixtures, and to be cautious with advancing forward if they score first. On the other hand, I expect that if the visitors grab the opener in this tie, the home team will be aggressive to secure an equalizer in order to maintain their perfect record of 4 - 0 in competitive matches played against the visitors in this venue.
There will be a lot of caution from the visitors despite their strong showing of recent form against other opponents in the upper, and lower portions of the bottom half of the league, because in this match the visitors are playing a team in the lower part of the top half of the league table, and thus a more formidable opponent than their previous adversaries. In addition, the visitors know they are yet to get a point from this ground in all 4 of their past away fixture here in competitive matches, hence a draw will be satisfactory for the visitors as it keeps them ahead of host, while helping to break a historic losing streak on this ground.
I will go with a Draw & BTTS outcome for this match @ 4.4 odds.
Zeljeznicar vs Mladost Doboj Kakanj predictions
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Zeljeznicar vs Mladost Doboj Kakanj betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Frank_Kane).