The manager N. Bjelica gearing up to whip up Osijek victory versus Lokomotiva Zagreb

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Competition: Croatia 1. HNL
Competition: Fri 26.November
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Gradski vrt (18856 seats)

Osijek have excelled Lokomotiva Zagreb so far this season, but every game opens at 0-0. Here's all the intelligence you require ahead of kickoff:

Insights:
  • Osijek have the fewest conceded goals (11) in 1. HNL
  • Lokomotiva Zagreb have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Osijek and Lokomotiva Zagreb should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Osijek form and stats

Osijek have performed here at Stadion Gradski vrt this season with 5 wins from 8 1. HNL matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 2 games and lost 1. Osijek has recorded two wins in a row here at Stadion Gradski vrt, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.

An away draw last time out for Osijek, facing Dinamo Zagreb in a game that ended 1-1. Marko Malenica, who guards the goal, was given a match rating of 7.65 out of 10 in that game. Malenica stopped the opponent with four saves.

Before that match, a Croatia Cup win away at Rudes.

Osijek have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Stadion Gradski vrt with 12 goals in 8 league matches. Osijek have only conceded 5 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Lokomotiva Zagreb form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Lokomotiva Zagreb so far with only 8 points returning home. The records show 2-2-4 (win-draw-lose).

Lokomotiva Zagreb has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Gorica for a 1. HNL game that ended a draw (2-2). A comeback secured a 90 minute draw in the match against Gorica. Lokomotiva were trailing 0-2 but refused to surrender and clawed their way back to 2-2, with Josip Pivarić scoring the equalizer. Attacker Sandro Kulenović got a player rating of 7.35 in the game. "Man of the match" Kulenović hit one key pass.

A 1-2 defeat away at Istra 1961 before that.

A quick return to home after this game, as Lokomotiva are hosting Hajduk Split in the Croatia Cup only four days away.

Lokomotiva find the net regularly in their away games. 10 goals from 8 away fixtures in the league. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As for defending, Lokomotiva Zagreb rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 12 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

These competitors have fought before this season: Lokomotiva Zagreb - Osijek 1-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Osijek seven wins, one draw and Lokomotiva Zagreb two victories. As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Lokomotiva ZagrebM. Dabro
M. Dabro
7 goals
OsijekM. Žaper
M. Žaper
3 goals
OsijekI. Fiolić
I. Fiolić
3 goals

Osijek missing players

Lokomotiva Zagreb missing players

Osijek Lokomotiva Zagreb
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
15 8 2 Played P 2 8 16
9 5 1 Won W 1 2 6
4 2 1 Drew D 0 2 4
2 1 0 Lost L 1 4 6
22 12 4 Scored S 2 10 24
11 5 3 Conceded C 2 12 20
93% 88% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
80% 62% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 75% 75%
33% 38% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 75% 62%
7% 12% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 31%
7% 12% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 6%
40% 25% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 75% 56%
47% 62% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 19%
20% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 25% 25%
 
6.3 7.6 8 Corners for (avg) C F 7 5.9 5.4
3.7 3.2 4 Corners against (avg) C A 4.5 4.9 3.9
2.1 1.9 3.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 3.1 2.8
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11.6 13.2 15 Shots (avg) S ( 9 11 11
5.5 6.5 11 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 4.6 4.5
27% 23% 18% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 27% 33%
 
8.7 7 8.5 Shots against (avg) S A 7.5 8.5 9.2
3.2 3 3.5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3 3.9 4
Key stats in 1. HNL this season:
  • Lokomotiva Zagreb have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Lokomotiva Zagreb have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Lokomotiva Zagreb haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Osijek have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Osijek have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Osijek have the fewest conceded goals (11) in 1. HNL
  • Osijek have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (3) in 1. HNL
  • Osijek have the fewest matches over the total-line (4) in 1. HNL
  • Osijek have the most points (17) at home in 1. HNL
  • Osijek have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Osijek have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Osijek is in the best form (4-2-0) in 1. HNL

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Osijek 15 9 4 2 22 11 8 5 2 1 12 5 7 4 2 1 10 6 11 31
2 Rijeka 15 9 3 3 34 23 7 4 1 2 14 10 8 5 2 1 20 13 11 30
3 Dinamo Zagreb 14 8 4 2 32 12 8 4 3 1 17 7 6 4 1 1 15 5 20 28
4 Hajduk Split 15 8 3 4 23 16 7 4 1 2 8 4 8 4 2 2 15 12 7 27
5 Lokomotiva Zagreb 16 6 4 6 24 20 8 4 2 2 14 8 8 2 2 4 10 12 4 22
6 Gorica 16 6 4 6 21 23 8 2 3 3 12 14 8 4 1 3 9 9 -2 22
7 Sibenik 16 5 3 8 23 26 8 4 1 3 15 10 8 1 2 5 8 16 -3 18
8 Istra 1961 15 4 3 8 20 32 7 3 0 4 15 17 8 1 3 4 5 15 -12 15
9 Slaven Koprivnica 16 3 4 9 14 25 8 1 2 5 8 15 8 2 2 4 6 10 -11 13
10 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 16 1 4 11 14 39 8 0 3 5 7 15 8 1 1 6 7 24 -25 7