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Varaždin head to Stadion ŠRC Velika Gorica on Wednesday for the Prva Liga clash with hosts Gorica.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Gorica v Varaždin, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Gorica will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 Prva Liga loss in their previous game against Istra 1961.
In that match, Gorica had 36% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Istra 1961 got 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Monsef Bakrar (90') was the scorer for Istra 1961.
Gorica have struggled with their forward play in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 vs opponents during the course of their last six outings. In those meetings, Gorica have also seen the number of goals against them total 10.
Analysis of their past results shows that Gorica:
- are undefeated by Varaždin in games played at home for the previous 2 league games.
- have not won against Varaždin in their last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 6 league games. Fans are getting restless.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Rijeka in Prva Liga competition, Varaždin will be hoping to turn things around here.
Matija Frigan (47'), Lindon Selahi (85') and Alen Grgić (92') scored for Rijeka.
The numbers tell their own story, and Varaždin have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in all. At the back, Varaždin seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Still, we must now wait to see if that trend will be replicated here in this match.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 10/07/2020 tells us that Gorica have won 2 of them & Varaždin 3, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined total of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 of them from Gorica and 6 belonging to Bumbari. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The last league game between these clubs was Prva Liga match day 8 on 03/09/2022 which ended up with the score at Varaždin 2-1 Gorica.
In that game, Varaždin managed 42% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Agon Elezi (10', 43').
On the other side, Gorica got 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Deni Jurić (61') scored.
The match was refereed by Radoslav Gidzhenov.
Team News: Gorica
The Gorica manager Željko Sopić has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Varaždin
With a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Varaždin manager Mario Kovačević has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
We’re thinking that Varaždin will need to push hard to register a score against this Gorica side who we think should score & stay on top.
We’re therefore expecting a very competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Gorica at the end of the 90.
Should be interesting.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion ŠRC Velika Gorica (8,000)
Captain: Filip Mrzljak
Chairman: Nenad Črnko
Manager: Željko Sopić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 10
🔑 Key Player: Toni Fruk
Mostly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Toni Fruk was born in Našice, Croatia. Having made a first senior appearance for Gorica in the 2022 - 2023 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this HNL 2022 - 2023 season so far in a total of 14 appearances.