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Gorica make the trip to Stadion Aldo Drosina on Tuesday for the Prva Liga meeting with home side Istra.
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Istra will play in this game following a 1-1 Prva Liga drawn result against Varaždin.
The only name on the scoresheet from Istra 1961 was Šime Gržan (97'). Jorge Obregón (51') was the scorer for Varaždin.
Istra 1961 haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opposition teams over their previous six fixtures. In those meetings, Verudeži have also seen the number of goals against them come to 15. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this game, however.
Their past results show that Istra 1961:
- are unbeaten in the league by Gorica in their last 2 matches.
- haven't beaten Gorica in their previous 7 matches in the league.
Gorica will come into the game after a 2-4 Prva Liga win in the defeat of Hajduk Split in their last outing.
For Gorica, the scorers were Matar Dieye (6'), Kristijan Lovrić (54', 76') and Nasiru Moro (89'). Jani Atanasov (24') and Dimitris Diamantakos (63') scored for Hajduk Split.
The stats tell the story, and Gorica have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 6 goals overall. At the back, Gorica certainly have room for improvement.
Coming into this meeting, Gorica have left without a victory over Istra 1961 in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 10/05/2019 tells us that Istra have won 0 of these and Gorica 2, with the tally of drawn games being 4.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The last league game between these sides was Prva Liga match day 5 on 19/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Gorica 2-2 Istra 1961.
The referee was Dario Bel.
Team News: Istra
Toni Buric (Heart Condition) and Lovro Majkic (Shoulder fracture) won’t be playing for Istra manager Fausto Budicin.
Team News: Gorica
Due to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Gorica manager Valdas Dambrauskas does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
We’re envisaging that Istra may well find it hard to break down this Gorica team who will likely do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’ve gone for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 victory for Gorica at the end of the match.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Aldo Drosina (10,000)
Captain: Slavko Blagojević
Chairman: Branko Devidé Vincenti
Manager: Fausto Budicin
Competitions: Prva Liga position 10
⭐ Star Man: Šime Gržan
Mostly deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Šime Gržan was born in Croatia. After making a first senior appearance for Zadar in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in this Prva Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date in 12 appearances.