Opatija - Croatia Zmijavci

Asian Handicap
Pick: AH +0.75 Croatia
Odds: 1.65
Stake: 1

Match date: 28/11/2020
(Too) tired Opatija and (too) rested Croatia from Zmijavci (50 km from Split). This should be a key detail in basing this bet for match of the 15th round of the 2nd Croatian football league, which is being played at Kantrida stadium in Rijeka.

This is third game for third-placed Opatija in space of seven days, while Croatia did not play as many as 21 days, not because of its problems, but because its rivals had many players infected with Covid 19. Opatija had the same problems in early October, but last Saturday returned to action when lost against Kustošija 1:2 without real resistance, although according to play and opportunities, there should have been a 4-5 goal difference for Kustošija, who also missed a penalty.

On Wednesday, Opatija played in Rijeka against Inter from Zaprešić, and lost 1:2 until the 87th minute, but after that clumsy guests 'donated' two goals for Opatija 3:2 victory.
Players of Opatija themselves don't know how they won that duel, but it is certain that they spent maximum energy and today they have a very difficult task against rested players from Zmijavci.
Croatia has 15 points from 13 games and is only three points above the relegation zone, which means that guest really needs points.
Coach Vik Lalić will have all players at his disposal, there are no injured or suspensions, and guests traveled day before, to spend night in Delnice near Rijeka and come to this match completely fresh. Croatia has several former first league players (Mrkonjić, Vrljičak, Joao Erick, Vukoja...), coach is former Hajduk Split player Vik Lalić, and the combination of youth and experience seems compact on the field. On the last game as a visitors, Lalić's team beat Inter 3:0 in Zaprešić, and this season they also have a victory in Osijek, which is currently the leading team in the league.

All indications are that this will be a very uncertain and even match, and Opatija will not be led by first coach Bogolin because he is in quarantine. Also, home team is definitely missing Matulja (striker), while first goalkeeper Iveša, defender Zgrablić and striker Junuzović are questionable for performance.

Bookmakers significantly favor Opatija, because they can take first place with a victory, but we can rightly doubt in physical fitness of the hosts and value bet is quite certain that Croatia will not lose this game, and victory of the guests would not be a big surprise."
WIN Score: 2:3 Profit: +0.65
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  • 1
    Alex309 28/11/2020 09:36:06
    Nice analyses of the match, im in

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