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Dinamo Zagreb will be facing the visiting NK Osijek at Stadion Maksimir in the Prva Liga meeting on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Dinamo Zagreb v NK Osijek can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Dinamo Zagreb go into this fixture after a 1-1 Prva Liga stalemate against Lokomotiva Zagreb.
In that game, Dinamo Zagreb managed 55% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Lokomotiva Zagreb had 12 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Sandro Kulenović (30') and Nikola Soldo (50' Own goal) scored for Lokomotiva Zagreb.
Their more recent scorelines show that huge efforts have been put in by the Dinamo Zagreb rearguard. Dinamo Zagreb have given the opposition little, seeing the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their previous 6 matches standing at 3.
Looking at their past form shows that Dinamo Zagreb:
- have not emerged victorious against NK Osijek in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 home league matches.
In their last game, NK Osijek drew 2-2 in the Prva Liga match with Istra 1961.
In that match, NK Osijek had 60% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For NK Osijek, goals were scored by Kristijan Lovrić (4') and Mijo Caktaš (12'). Istra 1961 got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Mauro Perković (18') and Einar Galilea (39') scored for Istra 1961.
Throughout their six previous matches, Nenad Bjelica's NK Osijek have had reason to celebrate scoring 9 times - giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Ahead of this meeting, NK Osijek haven't won against Dinamo Zagreb when having played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 21/11/2020, there has been little between the sides with Dinamo Zagreb winning 2 of those games, NK Osijek 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 10 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 from Plavi and 5 for Bijelo-plavi. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The last league contest between these clubs was Prva Liga match day 25 on 27/02/2022 when it ended NK Osijek 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb.
On that occasion, NK Osijek managed 39% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Antonio Mance (77').
Dinamo Zagreb got 12 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Igor Pajač.
Team News: Dinamo Zagreb
The Dinamo Zagreb boss Ante Čačić has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this match owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: NK Osijek
Thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from, the NK Osijek boss Nenad Bjelica doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
When taking all factors into account, Dinamo Zagreb will probably score at least once when they play NK Osijek, who won’t find it easy to find the back of the net.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning score for Dinamo Zagreb come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Maksimir (35,123)
Captain: Arijan Ademi
Chairman: Mirko Barišić
Manager: Ante Čačić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 1, UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Bruno Petković
Typically playing in the Striker position, Bruno Petković was born in Croatia. Having played his first senior match for Catania in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Forward has netted 6 league goals in the Prva Liga 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 27 appearances.