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Rijeka take on the visiting Gorica at Stadion HNK Rijeka in the Prva Liga match on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Rijeka v Gorica can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Rijeka will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 2-0 Conference League Qualifiers defeat last time out to Djurgårdens IF.
Isak Hien (55') and Emmanuel Banda (84') scored for Djurgårdens IF.
Over their prior 6 games, Fausto Budicin's Rijeka have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a total of 5 times which gives them an average number of goals per match of 0.83.
In their last game, Gorica drew 0-0 in the Prva Liga tie with Šibenik.
In that game, Gorica managed 54% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Šibenik got 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
In the course of their six previous matches, Samir Toplak's Gorica have turned their attacks into goals a total of 8 times thus earning them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head meetings stretching back to 03/04/2021 tells us that Rijeka have won 4 of these games and Gorica 2, with the number of draws being 0.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in total at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league contest featuring the two was Prva Liga match day 28 on 19/03/2022 which ended up with the score at Gorica 1-0 Rijeka.
On that day, Gorica managed 48% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
For their opponents, Rijeka got 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Sava-Arangel Čestić (73' Own goal) was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Tihomir Pejin.
Team News: Rijeka
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the Rijeka gaffer Fausto Budicin to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Matej Mitrovic (Torn Muscle Fibre) won’t play.
Team News: Gorica
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Gorica boss Samir Toplak has no fitness concerns to report coming into this match. Edin Julardzija is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In our view, Rijeka should be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
In contrast, Gorica may well find it hard to score themselves but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be scoring as well.
Therefore, we are anticipating a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Rijeka when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion HNK Rijeka (8,191)
Chairman: Damir Mišković
Manager: Fausto Budicin
Competitions: Prva Liga position 3