Opatija - Inter Zaprešić

Asian Handicap
Pick: AH +0.25 Opatija
Odds: 1.76
Stake: 1

Match date: 21/08/2021

In the 2nd Croatian football league, matches of the 2nd round are scheduled today, and from 5.30 pm CET in Rijeka will play Opatija and Inter from Zaprešić. Both clubs won a point in the first round, but a much better impression was left by Opatija, which played 2:2 in Vinkovci against Cibalia, and should have won if they hadn't conceded a goal in the last moments of the match.

Opatija coach Zoran Bogolin was angry with the referee of the match, who extended match too long at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius.

- We dropped the victory in the referee's time compensation of seven minutes, referee Čulina instead of shortening due to the heat of plus 40, compensates a total of 10 minutes, seven in the end plus three minutes in the first half. We didn't win a point but lost two, we clumsily conceded a goal, we should have won. I'm not dissatisfied, it's just a pity that we didn't manage to keep the advantage until the end - says coach Bogulin, who expects his first victory today against Inter.

Opatija will be without important midfielder Weitzer, but he has a very good and experienced team that has some new and good players.

- We will play against Inter as hosts who are only interested in winning, because that is the best way to forget last week's result. We will give our maximum because the players are quite motivated to achieve the desired result. As a team, we will position ourselves tactically with a solid defense and actively attack, we will master our play in order to achieve a favorable result. It will be a match in which the better play and inspiration of the team will come to the fore, and we see ourselves there - said Bogolin, who uses a 4-2-3-1 tactical sistem.

Inter from Zaprešić was in the first Croatian league two seasons ago, but last season they barely escaped relegation from the second league. The team changed coach this summer, and apart from two or three more experienced players, they are all young and non-established players.

Coach Labrović is aware that it will take time for play and form to settle down, and although he would like to play attacking football, in the first round it was 0:0 against Croatia Zmijavci, and his team created only one chance.

In defense, the guests will be without their most reliable player Nekić, and Soldo and Zorica, who are also first team players, are also missing today.

Opatija is a team that aims to be among the top five or six clubs in the league, and traditionally has very good results at the Kantrida stadium in Rijeka, where plays as the host. Inter is a team in formation and could oscillate a lot at the start of the league, they don't have particularly fast players and it will not be easy for them against solid and determined hosts. The impression is that Opatija is favorite in this match to win three points...

WIN Score: 3:0 Profit: +0.76
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