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Rijeka will be facing visiting opponents Hajduk Split at Stadion HNK Rijeka in this Prva Liga clash on Sunday.
All Rijeka v Hajduk Split match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Rijeka, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Prva Liga victory against Šibenik.
In that match, Rijeka managed 52% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Rijeka was Hrvoje Smolčić (45'). Šibenik had 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target.
Rijeka have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve totted up the amount of 17 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 11. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Going into this contest, Rijeka have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Hajduk Split go into this game after a 2-0 Prva Liga win to beat Hrvatski Dragovoljac in their most recent outing.
In that game, Hajduk Split managed 63% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Hajduk Split was Marin Ljubičić (29'). On the other side, Hrvatski Dragovoljac got 5 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. Stipe Vulikić (67' Own goal) was the scorer for Hrvatski Dragovoljac.
In 5 of the prior 6 clashes involving Hajduk Split, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell is a mere 2, with the number of goals averaged by Bili equalling 1.
Looking at their past form shows that Hajduk Split:
- are undefeated by Rijeka in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 19/07/2020, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Rijeka winning 3 of those games, Hajduk Split 3 and 0 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 for Riječki bijeli and 9 created by Bili. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was Prva Liga match day 7 on 29/08/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Hajduk Split 1-2 Rijeka.
On that day, Hajduk Split had 69% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Josip Elez (54').
Rijeka had 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Ivan Tomečak (21') and Josip Drmić (43') scored.
The match was refereed by Fran Jović.
Team News: Rijeka
The Rijeka boss Goran Tomić doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Hajduk Split
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Hajduk Split manager has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
We feel that Rijeka will really need to work well to be putting a goal past this Hajduk Split outfit who we think should get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 0-1 win for Hajduk Split after 90 minutes.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
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)
Captain: Nino Galović
Chairman: Damir Mišković
Manager: Goran Tomić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 1, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Star Man: Josip Drmić
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Josip Drmić was born in Lachen, Switzerland. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Zürich in the 2009 - 2010 season, the skilful Forward has hit 11 league goals in this Prva Liga 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 12 appearances.