Rad won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 3-0 SuperLiga defeat in their last game at the hands of Red Star Belgrade.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Rad have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Građevinari have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 12 goals along the way. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Going into this contest, Rad haven’t been beaten in the league by Metalac Gornji Milanovac in their previous 4 games.
Metalac Gornji Milanovac
Metalac Gornji Milanovac will come into the encounter following on from a 2-0 SuperLiga win vs Zlatibor Čajetina in their previous match.
In their last half-dozen clashes, Metalac Gornji Milanovac have helped themselves to a total of 11 goals. Metalac have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, their defenders have seen 6 goals scored by their opponents.
Their past results show that Metalac Gornji Milanovac:
- haven’t beaten Rad when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- haven’t been defeated by Rad in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings going back to 27/09/2015 shows that Rad have won 2 of these & Metalac Gornji Milanovac 1, with the number of drawn games being 3.
In all, 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for Građevinari and 6 for Metalac. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
Team News: Rad
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Rad manager Dragan Radojičić to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Nenad Sljivic (Fractured Arm) won’t play.
Team News: Metalac Gornji Milanovac
Owing to a completely healthy group available for selection, Metalac Gornji Milanovac boss has no fitness concerns at all coming into this game. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Nikola Popovic and Nikola Grbovic.
We feel that over the course of the game, Rad will have a tough ask to score against this Metalac Gornji Milanovac lineup who we reckon should just have the edge.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 advantage for Metalac Gornji Milanovac at the end of the 90 minutes.
Expecting it to be tight.
What are the best odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices on the 90 minute result market, a victory for Rad can be had for 3.05, betting on a drawn result is 3.32 and taking a punt on the winner to be Metalac Gornji Milanovac is 2.25. They are the best of the bets on offer at the current time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.