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The Prva Liga meeting at Stadion Maksimir on Sunday will see home side Dinamo Zagreb go up against opponents NK Osijek.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Dinamo Zagreb v NK Osijek are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Dinamo Zagreb prepare for this game following a 2-2 UCL Qualifiers tied result versus CFR Cluj.
Zoran Mamić's Dinamo Zagreb have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 13 times in their preceding 6 outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in that time amounts to 5.
Looking at their past form shows that Dinamo Zagreb:
- have not registered a win against NK Osijek in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Hajduk Split in Prva Liga action, NK Osijek and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only name on the scoresheet from NK Osijek was Vedran Jugović (43'). Jairo Macedo (34') and Mijo Caktaš (36') scored for Hajduk Split.
During their 6 previous matches, Ivica Kulešević's NK Osijek have found the back of the net 5 times - yielding them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Coming into this contest, NK Osijek have not beaten Dinamo Zagreb in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 24/02/2019, both clubs have shared the honours with Dinamo Zagreb winning 2 of those games, NK Osijek 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
8 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 of them for Plavi and 3 coming from Bijelo-plavi. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.33.
The last league clash between the two was Prva Liga match day 31 on 27/06/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 NK Osijek.
The referee was Ivan Bebek.
Team News: Dinamo Zagreb
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just a single fitness concern for the Dinamo Zagreb boss Zoran Mamić to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Dino Peric (Ruptured cruciate ligament) will miss out.
Team News: NK Osijek
With a completely healthy group available for selection, NK Osijek boss Ivica Kulešević doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report before this clash.
We feel that in this game, Dinamo Zagreb have it within them to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, NK Osijek will not find it easy to break down their defence but we can see them managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We reckon that it will be a pretty comfortable 3-1 winning margin for Dinamo Zagreb at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Maksimir (35,123)
Captain: Arijan Ademi
Chairman: Mirko Barišić
Manager: Zoran Mamić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 1, Champ Lge Qual. (2nd Qual)
🔑 Star Player: Lovro Majer
Mostly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Lovro Majer was born in Croatia. After having played his first senior match for Lokomotiva Zagreb in the 2016 - 2017 season, the talented Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in the Prva Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 2 appearances.