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Gorica will be facing visiting rivals Hajduk Split at Stadion ŠRC Velika Gorica in this Prva Liga game on Sunday.
All Gorica v Hajduk Split game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Gorica, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-2 Prva Liga victory over Rudeš.
In that match, Gorica had 36% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Gorica, the goalscorers were Valentino Majstorović (16') and Marko Soldo (24'). For their opponents, Rudeš got 13 shots on goal with 6 on target.
Their most recent results show that there has been much resilience in the Gorica defence. Gorica have been stingy, resulting in the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their last six games standing at 4.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Gorica:
- have not emerged victorious against Hajduk Split in games played at home for the previous 5 matches in the league.
- have not emerged victorious against Hajduk Split in their previous 10 league matches.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Istra 1961 in Prva Liga competition, Hajduk Split will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Hajduk Split managed 57% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Istra 1961 had 8 shots on goal with 2 on target. Mateo Lisica (101') was the scorer for Istra 1961.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Hajduk Split has been noticeable in recent matches. A glance at their last six meetings shows that it’s occurred 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 5 and Hajduk Split have scored 7. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward into this game, though.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings stretching back to 05/02/2022 shows that these fixtures have not been good ones for Gorica. They’ve not managed to register any wins whatsoever while Hajduk Split have managed to find a way, running out winners in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 2 for Gorica and 11 created by Bili. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league contest between these clubs was Prva Liga match day 31 on 26/04/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Gorica 0-0 Hajduk Split.
That day, Gorica had 35% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
At the other end, Hajduk Split had 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Zdenko Lovrić.
Team News: Gorica
The Gorica manager Dinko Jeličić has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match with a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Hajduk Split
Hajduk Split manager Ivan Leko has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Rokas Pukstas (Cruciate Ligament Strain) and Elvis Letaj (Knee Surgery) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Gorica will really need to work well to hit the back of the net against this Hajduk Split outfit who we think should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Hajduk Split at the end of the 90.
A close call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion ŠRC Velika Gorica (8,000)
Captain: Filip Mrzljak
Chairman: Nenad Črnko
Manager: Dinko Jeličić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 5
🔑 Star Man: Merveil Ndockyt
Typically taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Merveil Ndockyt was born in Brazzaville, Congo. Having made his senior debut playing for Getafe in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 2 league goals in the HNL 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in 6 appearances.