Slaven Belupo vs Osijek
Gradski stadion Ivan Kusek Apas (Koprivnica)
As part of the 10th round of the HNL SuperSport today, starting at 8:15 pm, Slaven Belupo in Koprivnica welcomes the five-ranked Osijek, hoping to end bad form, but Osijek also have their plans after four consecutive rounds without a victory. Osijek are in a big crisis after the knocking out from the qualifications for European competitions and this is a match in which we will see if they can be recover and start winning in the league, which is expected from them.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
We explained that Slaven Belupo were no longer even the shadow of last season's team since coach Zoran Zekic left the bench, and this has proven to be a truth in the last few rounds. The pharmacists are very bad at this moment with only one victory from the nine rounds played, and that victory was against the worst team in the league Rudes. They tried to reverse the state of the team by replacing coaches and bringing in Roy Ferencina, but still, things did not go well for the team. The fact is that Rudes have a slightly worse team, and if they weren’t in the league we would probably look at Belupo at the very bottom of the table.
Manager Stjepan Tomas and the Osijek team are not satisfied with their effect after the start of the championship. Currently, they are in the middle table, in fifth position with a total of 12 points from eight games played, while their form is currently in the fall because they did not celebrate in four consecutive rounds, registering two defeats and two draws. A lot of things have changed from the first duel of these teams when Belupo was hardly defeated to the Opus Arena 6: 1. The fall of Osijek and the change on the bench of Belupo guarantee a very interesting encounter in which the guests will not be able to count on Petar Pusic due to the cards as well as the injured captain Vedran Jugovic.
Expert Betting Tips
This season, these teams have already met each other in the first round when Osijek completely knocked Belupo with 6:1 on the home ground. As for the last five mutual matches, Osijek celebrated twice, suffering one defeat with two draws. The main question before this match is whether the host can calm the most efficient team in the league. Ever since the pharmacists have changed the coach, they have been playing more closed to a smaller number of hits and created chances. They are playing more carefully, and disciplined and hold the ball longer in possession. On the other hand, Slaven Belupo simply have no confidence and firmness in defense that Osijek will know how to use and come to victory.