CFL: (0) INTER ZAPRESIC – Hajduk Split
(2,04 @SBO, 2,03@Pinnacle)
This match was postponed on Saturday because the pitch was covered by snow. The weather is better now, but pitch will be muddy, I'm positive about that.
Inter Zapresic is in great form after the winter break. After a draw vs RNK Split (1:1), they have 3 consecutive 2:1 wins – at Istra, vs Hajduk and at Lokomotiva. They have top scorer of the league – Ilija Nestorovski, and they have no injury problems.
On the other hand, Hajduk conceeded an equaliser vs Osijek in 95th minute in the last round. They have won only 4 points in 4 matches, Dinamo and Rijeka are definitely too far ahead now, so they'll fully concentrate on keeping the 3rd place and semifinal of the Cup – they will play vs Dinamo in 2 weeks. Hajduk has major selection problems – two main players in the midfield (Jefferson and Susic) are suspended, Arteaga and Josip Basic are injured, while Velez, Vlasic and Velazquez are doubtful, Tudor is also back after injury, and he'll probably start on the bench. They are all fit after injuries, but coach Buric said that they will play only in the condition of the pitch will be ok. And I'm pretty sure it won't. We also have to know that Hajduk lost 3 important players this winter, the most important seems to be central defender Milovic, as Hajduk's defense without him is not that solid as it used to be and the most creative midfielders Caktas and Balic.
I can't believe Hajduk is still light favourite in this one, and I just have to take this bet, as the draw should be the worst case scenario here.