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The Prva Liga meeting at Stadion Gradski vrt on Sunday will see hosts NK Osijek go into battle with Gorica.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for NK Osijek v Gorica, scroll down (including the best match odds).
NK Osijek will play in this match after a 1-1 Prva Liga stalemate vs Rijeka.
In that match, NK Osijek managed 49% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for NK Osijek was Josip Špoljarić (9'). Rijeka got 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Matija Frigan (38') was the scorer for Rijeka.
NK Osijek haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have totted up the amount of 8 during that period while also conceding a total of 8.
Previously, Gorica drew 0-0 in the Prva Liga match with Dinamo Zagreb.
In that game, Gorica managed 20% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Dinamo Zagreb had 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
It has become apparent that Gorica have been starved of goals over their previous six games, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 3. In those matches, Gorica have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 7. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern shall persist here in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Gorica:
- haven't won against NK Osijek in games played away from home for the previous 8 matches in the league. It has been a terrible run on the road.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 9 league games. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 19/09/2021 shows that NK Osijek have won 3 of these games and Gorica 0, with the number of draws being 3.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 for Bijelo-plavi and 5 being from Gorica. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league contest between these sides was Prva Liga match day 10 on 17/09/2022 which ended up with the score at Gorica 0-1 NK Osijek.
In that game, Gorica managed 52% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
NK Osijek got 7 shots at goal with 4 on target. Šime Gržan (19') scored.
The referee was Duje Strukan.
Team News: NK Osijek
The NK Osijek boss Rene Poms will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this game owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Gorica
Due to a fully healthy group ready to go, the Gorica boss Željko Sopić has no fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We envisage that NK Osijek look set to get amongst the goals when they face Gorica, who won’t find it easy finding the net themselves.
Therefore, we are anticipating a comfortable 2-0 winning margin for NK Osijek at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Gradski vrt (22,050)
Captain: Mile Škorić
Chairman: Ferenc Sakalj
Manager: Rene Poms
Competitions: Prva Liga position 3
⭐ Key Player: Mijo Caktaš
Typically taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Mijo Caktaš was born in Split, Croatia. Having played his first senior match for Hajduk Split in the 2011 - 2012 season, the dangerous Midfielder has accumulated 7 league goals in this HNL 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 14 appearances.