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The Prva Liga meeting at Stadion HNK Rijeka on Friday will see home team Rijeka
up against Gorica
. All Rijeka v Gorica game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Rijeka will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 Prva Liga losing effort in their last game against Slaven Belupo. Mateus Lima (29') was the scorer for Slaven Belupo.
Over their last 6 games, Simon Rožman's Rijeka have found the net a total of 11 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.83.
Looking at their past form shows that Rijeka:
- are winless against Gorica in their previous 6 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 7 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, Gorica drew 0-0 in the Prva Liga tie with Dinamo Zagreb.
Valdas Dambrauskas's Gorica have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 7 times throughout their previous six matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during that period comes to 7.
Coming into this fixture, Gorica have not been beaten by Rijeka when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results stretching back to 06/10/2018 tells us that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Rijeka. They’ve not managed to come away with any wins at all while Gorica have managed to find a way, getting wins in 83 per cent of those games played.
A total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 3 for Riječki bijeli and 10 belonging to Gorica. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Prva Liga match day 22 on 16/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Gorica 0-0 Rijeka. The match was refereed by Fran Jović.
Team News: Rijeka
Rijeka boss Simon Rožman will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game with a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Gorica
Due to a mostly available group, there’s only a single fitness worry for the Gorica manager Valdas Dambrauskas to be concerned with. Paulius Golubickas (Fractured Jaw) won’t be playing here.
In our view, Rijeka have it within them to dominate possession and create several successful chances. However, Gorica will be up against it to break down their defence but we do fancy them hitting back at some stage. Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 3-1 win for Rijeka at the end of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion HNK Rijeka (8,191)
Captain: Alexander Gorgon
Chairman: Damir Mišković
Manager: Simon Rožman
Competitions: Prva Liga position 3, Europa League Qual. (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Player: Robert Murić
Mostly taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Robert Murić was born in Varaždin, Croatia. Having played his first senior match for Jong Ajax in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed 6 league goals in the Prva Liga 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 21 appearances.