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Dinamo Zagreb will be taking on visiting club NK Osijek at Stadion Maksimir in the Prva Liga match on Saturday.
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Dinamo Zagreb will play in this match after a 2-2 Prva Liga stalemate against Rijeka.
In that match, Dinamo Zagreb managed 44% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Dinamo Zagreb, the goals were scored by Dario Špikić (41') and Dino Perić (81'). Rijeka got 21 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Lindon Selahi (53') and Matej Mitrović (88') scored for Rijeka.
It has not been often in recent games that Dinamo Zagreb haven’t conceded. The facts show that Dinamo Zagreb have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals along the way. Even so, we must now wait to see if that trend will be maintained in this match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Dinamo Zagreb:
- are unbeaten in the league by NK Osijek in their last 3 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
In their previous fixture, NK Osijek drew 1-1 in the Prva Liga tie with Lokomotiva Zagreb.
In that match, NK Osijek had 58% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for NK Osijek was Ivan Fiolić (87'). At the other end, Lokomotiva Zagreb had 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Indrit Tuci (10') was the scorer for Lokomotiva Zagreb.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, Zoran Zekić's NK Osijek have converted 9 times thus earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Heading into this fixture, NK Osijek haven't won against Dinamo Zagreb in games played away from home for the previous 10 league games. Very poor away form.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes going back to 08/05/2022 shows us that Dinamo Zagreb have won 3 of these games and NK Osijek 1, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
A total of 18 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 12 of them from Plavi and 6 netted by Bijelo-plavi. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league encounter between the two was Prva Liga match day 7 on 03/09/2023 and the score finished NK Osijek 2-3 Dinamo Zagreb.
That time, NK Osijek had 38% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Goals were scored by Ramón Mierez (7') and Domagoj Bukvić (46').
Dinamo Zagreb got 18 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Mahir Emreli (70') and Bruno Petković (87', 99') scored.
The match was refereed by Mario Zebec.
Team News: Dinamo Zagreb
Lukas Kacavenda (Knee surgery) and Luka Stojkovic (Cruciate ligament tear) won’t be able to feature for Dinamo Zagreb boss Sergej Jakirović.
Team News: NK Osijek
From a largely available group of players, there’s only a single fitness issue for the NK Osijek boss Zoran Zekić to be concerned about. Kristian Fucak (Cruciate ligament injury) won’t be in action.
It’s likely that NK Osijek will surely find it tough to find the net against a Dinamo Zagreb outfit who look set to really boss this match.
We’re expecting a comprehensive 3-0 winning scoreline for Dinamo Zagreb at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Maksimir (35,123)
Captain: Arijan Ademi
Chairman: Mirko Barišić
Manager: Sergej Jakirović
Competitions: Prva Liga position 3, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs), Conference League (Group C)
🔑 Key Man: Bruno Petković
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Bruno Petković was born in Croatia. After making a first senior appearance for Catania in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has netted 5 league goals in the HNL 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 7 appearances.