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The Prva Liga match at Stadion Radnik on Friday sees home team Gorica facing NK Osijek.
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Gorica are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-2 Prva Liga success against Istra 1961.
In that game, Gorica managed 60% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Gorica, the goalscorers were Dario Špikić (42') and Josip Mitrović (93'). On the other side, Istra 1961 got 11 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
In their last 6 games, Siniša Oreščanin's Gorica have hit the back of the net a total of 10 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.67.
Going into this contest, Gorica are unbeaten in the league by NK Osijek in their previous 2 matches.
In their previous fixture, NK Osijek drew 1-1 in the Prva Liga match with Varaždin.
In that game, NK Osijek managed 66% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for NK Osijek was Ramón Mierez (74'). For their opponents, Varaždin had 4 shots at goal with 3 on target. Jorge Obregón (69') scored for Varaždin.
A succession of very capable performances from the NK Osijek defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their past 6 clashes overall. Over that same time, their own attack force has managed to score 7.
Leading up to this clash, NK Osijek:
- haven't won against Gorica when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are unbeaten in their previous 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 05/10/2019 shows us that Gorica have won 1 of these games & NK Osijek 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
In all, 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 from Gorica and 8 coming from Bijelo-plavi. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Prva Liga match day 24 on 07/03/2021 when the final score was NK Osijek 1-1 Gorica.
The match was refereed by Ivan Bebek.
Team News: Gorica
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Gorica manager Siniša Oreščanin to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group of players. Joey Suk (Fractured Leg) will miss out.
Team News: NK Osijek
Osijek manager Nenad Bjelica has some current player fitness concerns. Danijel Loncar (Surgery), Merveil Ndockyt (Ankle Surgery) and Ante Erceg (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t be making appearances.
When taking everything into account, Gorica might well have a job on their hands to be putting a goal past this NK Osijek team who will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore fancy a good tussle with a 0-1 win for NK Osijek at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Radnik (8,000)
Chairman: Nenad Črnko
Manager: Siniša Oreščanin
Competitions: Prva Liga position 3
🔑 Key Man: Ognjen Mudrinski
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Ognjen Mudrinski was born in Srbobran, Serbia. After having made a senior debut playing for Greuther Furth in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has netted 9 league goals in this Prva Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 25 appearances.