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The Prva Liga match at Stadion Poljud on Saturday sees home side Hajduk Split lock horns with opponents Rijeka.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Hajduk Split v Rijeka, scroll down including the latest game odds.
Hajduk Split will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-0 Prva Liga defeat last time out to Dinamo Zagreb.
In that match, Hajduk Split managed 44% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Dinamo Zagreb got 4 shots on goal with 2 on target. Bruno Petković (21') and Lirim Kastrati (35') scored for Dinamo Zagreb.
Under three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Hajduk Split have been involved. With regard to the goal weighting from this period, opposing sides scored a total of 6 while Bili managed the sum of 6. We will have to see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Hajduk Split:
- haven't lost in the league to Rijeka in their previous 2 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Last time out, Rijeka drew 0-0 in the Prva Liga tie with NK Osijek.
In that match, Rijeka managed 57% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. NK Osijek had 19 shots at goal with 2 on target.
A run of reliable performances by the Rijeka defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their previous 6 fixtures combined. During the same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 12.
Leading up to this clash, Rijeka:
- are undefeated by Hajduk Split when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 01/12/2019 tells us that Hajduk Split have won 2 of these games & Rijeka 4, with the number of drawn games being 0.
An aggregate of 16 goals were produced between them in these games, with 5 for Bili and 11 coming from Riječki bijeli. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league game between these sides was Prva Liga match day 23 on 27/02/2021 which ended up with the score at Rijeka 0-1 Hajduk Split.
The match was refereed by Damir Batinić.
Team News: Hajduk Split
Hajduk Split manager Paolo Tramezzani will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Rijeka
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Rijeka boss Goran Tomić has no fitness worries at all ahead of this match.
Our feeling is that Rijeka and Hajduk Split could both find goals hard to come by here.
A draw is a real possibility, as a clear-cut winner doesn’t appear to be obvious. We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw at the end of the 90.
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: Paolo Tramezzani
Competitions: Prva Liga position 5
⭐ Star Player: Mijo Caktaš
Regularly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Mijo Caktaš was born in Split, Croatia. Having made a first senior appearance for Hajduk Split in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 9 league goals in this Prva Liga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.