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NK Osijek host guests Dinamo Zagreb at Stadion Gradski vrt in this Prva Liga game on Saturday.
All NK Osijek v Dinamo Zagreb match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
NK Osijek enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Prva Liga draw against Hajduk Split.
The only player to score from NK Osijek was Ramón Mierez (23'). David Čolina (55') scored for Hajduk Split.
NK Osijek have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have hit an aggregate of 9 during that time while also conceding a total of 3.
Their prior results show that NK Osijek:
- have not beaten Dinamo Zagreb in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Dinamo Zagreb will come into the encounter following a 5-0 Prva Liga win in the defeat of Istra 1961 in their most recent fixture.
For Dinamo Zagreb, the goalscorers were Mario Gavranović (6', 75'), Kristijan Jakić (45'), Mislav Oršić (77') and Marko Tolić (87').
A run of resolute displays by the Dinamo Zagreb defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 1 from their previous 6 clashes in total. In that period, their forwards have scored 9. That kind of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this game, however.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Dinamo Zagreb:
- haven't beaten NK Osijek in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 6 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 27/04/2019, neither club has come out on top overall with NK Osijek winning 2 of those games, Dinamo Zagreb 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 10 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 4 of them for Bijelo-plavi and 6 netted by Plavi. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
The last league game between these clubs was Prva Liga match day 3 on 30/08/2020 when it finished Dinamo Zagreb 4-1 NK Osijek.
The match was refereed by Mario Zebec.
Team News: NK Osijek
NK Osijek manager Nenad Bjelica will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Dinamo Zagreb
Due to a fully injury-free group available for selection, Dinamo Zagreb manager Zoran Mamić has no fitness worries to report coming into this game.
Our assessment is that Dinamo Zagreb and NK Osijek may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. That’s why we have predicted a very even match with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Gradski vrt (22,050)
Chairman: Lőrinc Mészáros & Ivan Meštrović
Manager: Nenad Bjelica
Competitions: Prva Liga position 2
⭐ Star Player: Vedran Jugović
Normally used in the Centre Midfield position, Vedran Jugović was born in Osijek, Croatia. Having played his first senior match for NK Osijek in the 2008 - 2009 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 2 league goals in the Prva Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date in 8 appearances.