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Match Preview: FK Slavija – Sarajevo FC

09.09.2015 at 13:28h

Match Preview: FK Slavija – Sarajevo FC

Matchday 7 of the BH Telecom Premier League of BiH brings us a duel between Slavija and our Sarajevo FC. This is one of the most interesting matches of this matchday, and it will be played on Thursday, 10 September 2015, starting from 04:30 p.m., at the city stadium in East Sarajevo.

Sarajevo's host, the team of Slavija, after six played matchdays is in the sixth place of the league table with nine points won. After a poor opening of the season and two consecutive draws and a defeat by Sloboda from Tuzla in Matchday 3, Slavija replaced the coach, and Slavija returnee, Darko Vojvodić, consolidated the ranks and achieved two victories and one draw in the last three matches. They won an away match against Olympic, and a home match against Drina, and in the last matchday, they played a draw with Travnik at the „Pirota“ Stadium.

In the first matches of the 2015/16 season, Damir Rovčanin was the outstanding individual in the line-up of Slavija with two scored goals and he is out of this match due to the third yellow card which is the same number Emir Zeba received.

On the other side, our Sarajevo, after the victory against Rudar from Prijedor, spent the league break in a calm and working atmosphere. The players selected by Dženan Uščuplić trained hard every day and prepared themselves for the upcoming league matches. Krste Velkoski and Ahmad Kallasi were excused from the training sessions due to their national team appearances. The one thing that makes our Coaching Staff happy is the improved health condition of Dario Purić and Džemal Berberović who are successfully recovering from their injuries.

Statistical analysis of the mutual duels of Slavija and Sarajevo shows that the Maroon team is a clear favourite of tomorrow's match. Although in 13 mutual matches played in East Sarajevo so far, Slavija defeated our Sarajevo four times, however, the Maroon Club does not know what it means to lose at Slavija's stadium since the 2010/11 season. In the last four matches, Sarajevo won twice and two matches ended without a winner. The total goal difference in East Sarajevo is 18:11 in favour of our Club. The most appearances against Slavija have Muhamed Alaim and Damir Hadžić, former players of Sarajevo, who played 14 times against the blue and whites.

The last match between Slavija and Sarajevo was played on 3 May of the current year, and it ended with a victory of the Maroon club and a 3:2 result. The scorers were Leon Benko, Krste Velkoski and Miloš Stojčev, and the mentioned victory was of great importance for winning the title of the champion of BiH.

It is worth to mention that the main referee will be Dragan Skakić, and his assistants will be Senad Ibrišimbegović. Goran Dujak, Emir Spahalić, Ilija Živković and Elvis Mujić. The match delegate is Ferid Čovčić, the referee observer is Emir Ribić and the commissary for safety is Senad Kopčić.

EXPETATIONS: At the press conference before the match, the coach of the First team of Sarajevo, Dženan Uščuplić, stated that our teams wants to defeat Slavija and win three more points.

„We want to win against Slavija, and with that intention we are heading to the away match. We have worked hard during the league break, and I believe that the lads will play a good match and win three new points“, said Uščuplić.

WEATHER: actors of this match can expect cloudy weather with a possibility of showers. Maximum air temperature will be between 17 o C and 19 o C.