18
May

Free Pick: Slaven Belupo vs. Osijek (Croatia 1 HNL) WIN 2:1

Slaven finished the season in the middle of the table and the main objective is done, but it wasn’t the brilliant season for the Slaven from Koprivnica. Slaven is undefeated in last three home games, playing vs. Istra (1:0), Dinamo (2:2) and Hajduk (0:0). Defender Kitanovski(15/1) left the club, while midfielder Puclin(14/0) is missing. On the other side, Osijek finished fourth after a long and exhausting season. Osijek was definitely a most active club in the division since they had to play early Europa League stages vs. lower reputation opponent. Also, several key players will miss the game: defenders Barac(26/0) and captain Barisic(22/1), midfielders Grezda(26/5), Grgic(30/5) and attacker Ejupi(24/2), are all injured. Goalkeeper Malenica(31/0), defender Sorsa(12/0) and midfielder Bockaj(29/4) are doubtful. Midfielder Lyopa(27/2) is returning to the squad. PICK: Slaven +0.25 1.87 Pinnacle