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NK Osijek make the trip to Stadion Poljud on Sunday for the Prva Liga fixture with hosts Hajduk Split.
All Hajduk Split v NK Osijek game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Hajduk Split, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-0 Conference League Qualifiers triumph vs Tobol.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that much respect should be given to the Hajduk Split defence. Bili have been miserly, seeing the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six clashes standing at 2.
Looking at their past form shows that Hajduk Split:
- have not won against NK Osijek in their last 3 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, NK Osijek drew 0-0 in the Conference League Qualifiers tie with Pogon Szczecin.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring NK Osijek has become apparent recently. Looking at their last six meetings shows that it has happened 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 2 while Bijelo-plavi have scored 10. We will just have to find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Coming into this contest, NK Osijek have not been beaten by Hajduk Split in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 29/02/2020 tells us that Hajduk Split have won 1 of these games and NK Osijek 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A combined sum of 9 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 3 of them for Bili and 6 netted by Bijelo-plavi. That is an average goals per game value of 1.5.
The last league contest between the two was Prva Liga match day 29 on 16/04/2021 and the score finished Hajduk Split 0-1 NK Osijek.
That day, Hajduk Split had 55% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
On the other side, NK Osijek got 14 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Ramón Mierez (48') scored.
The match was refereed by Ivan Bebek.
Team News: Hajduk Split
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Hajduk Split manager Jens Gustafsson to be concerned with due to a largely intact group. Alexander Kacaniklic (Muscle Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: NK Osijek
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group of players, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the NK Osijek boss Nenad Bjelica to be concerned about. Ante Erceg (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t be playing here.
Our thinking is that NK Osijek and Hajduk Split could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. That is why we are leaning toward a hard-fought 1-1 score at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Poljud (35,000)
Captain: Lovre Kalinić
Chairman: Lukša Jakobušić
Manager: Jens Gustafsson
Competitions: Prva Liga position 5, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying)
🔑 Star Man: Jan Mlakar
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Jan Mlakar was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Having played his first senior match for Fiorentina in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this Prva Liga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 1 appearances.