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Rijeka will be taking on visiting club Gorica at Stadion HNK Rijeka in this Prva Liga tie on Saturday.
Our tips, poll and stats for Rijeka v Gorica can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Rijeka are hoping to win again following the 2-1 Prva Liga success vs Gorica.
In that game, Rijeka managed 54% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Rijeka, goals were scored by Andrijašević (10') and Luka Menalo (79'). At the other end, Gorica got 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Hrvoje Babec (19') was the scorer for Gorica.
Fixtures involving Rijeka have usually been exciting affairs recently with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games, the sum of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 10 of those accredited to Riječki bijeli. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this match, of course.
Throughout their six previous matches, Krunoslav Rendulić's Gorica have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 8 times, yielding them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 16/02/2020, there has been little to separate the clubs with Rijeka winning 2 of those games, Gorica 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
15 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 of them from Riječki bijeli and 8 belonging to Gorica. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league fixture between these sides was Prva Liga match day 36 on 22/05/2021 which ended up with the score at Rijeka 2-1 Gorica.
In that game, Rijeka managed 54% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Andrijašević (10') and Luka Menalo (79').
On the other side, Gorica got 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Hrvoje Babec (19') scored.
The referee was Dario Bel.
Team News: Rijeka
Rijeka manager Goran Tomić doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Gorica
In an otherwise full-strength group of players, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Gorica boss Krunoslav Rendulić to contend with. Joey Suk (Fractured Leg) won’t be in action.
We think that Gorica could find themselves struggling to register a score against this Rijeka outfit who we think will gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a highly competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Rijeka after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion HNK Rijeka (8,191)
Chairman: Damir Mišković
Manager: Goran Tomić