Stadium:Stadion Aldo Drosina (Pula)
Sunday, 19 March 2023, 17:00
On Sunday, from 17:00, Lokomotiva visits Pula at Aldo Drosina stadium, where they will look for new points. Lokos have fluctuated a lot this season, but now they have two wins in a row and are back in the fight for Europe. This will be a clash between the fifth and eighth clubs on the table, with Istra having three points more than Lokos. And let's add, in the two matches played this season, Lokomotiva defeated Istra both times.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Istra are currently in fifth position in the HNL with 34 points. In 25 games played, Istra have 9 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses with a goal difference of 26-27. At home, Istra have 6 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses with a goal difference of 12-10. After two successive defeats against Rijeka and Gorica, Istra surprised everyone with a 1-0 victory against Dinamo in the last game. Istria improved psychologically after the win against Dinamo this Wednesday. And the table itself shows that this is a serious team and good results are not coincidence and luck.
Lokomotiva Zagreb are eighth in the HNL standings with 31 points. In 25 games played so far this season, they have 9 wins, 4 draws and 12 losses with a goal difference of 35-37. Zagreb are the second worst away team this season with 3 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses with a goal difference of 18-24. After three consecutive defeats, Lokomotiva have two victories, namely 4-3 against Hajduk in Split and 1-0 against Slaven Belupo in the last round.
Expert Betting Tips
Istra and Lokomotiva play very volatile this season and absolutely anything is possible in this game. Judging by the odds, Istra is a slight favorite, but Lokomotiva won the last two games and enters this clash full of confidence. As the end of the season approaches, the results are increasingly unpredictable, and these two teams are a typical example of that. Istra lost against the worst team in the championship, conceding 5 goals, then wins against the best team in the league. This week, Istra hosts Lokomotiva, who are playing in good form and recently beat Hajduk in Split. This match can significantly affect the standings, so both teams will go for the win. In such circumstances, there will be no shortage of goals and that is why I suggest betting on goals.