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Slaven Belupo come up against visiting opponents NK Osijek at Gradski Stadion u Koprivnici in this Prva Liga tie on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Slaven Belupo v NK Osijek match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
Slaven Belupo prepare for this game following a 2-2 Prva Liga drawn result versus Hajduk Split.
In that game, Slaven Belupo had 57% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Slaven Belupo was Ivan Krstanović (65', 69'). Hajduk Split got 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Umut Nayir (22', 90') scored for Hajduk Split.
Farmaceuti have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, although they have also done enough to convert their own chances into goals. Over their last 6 matches, Farmaceuti have been punished defensively in 5 of them while also scoring in 5 of those matches.
Their previous form shows that Slaven Belupo:
- have not registered a win against NK Osijek in their last 7 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league games. Fans are getting restless.
NK Osijek will go into this match following a 0-2 Prva Liga win over Istra 1961 in their most recent match.
In that match, NK Osijek had 53% possession and 23 attempts at goal with 10 on target. For NK Osijek, goals were scored by Ramón Mierez (30') and Ante Erceg (88'). At the other end, Istra 1961 got 4 shots at goal with 2 on target.
A succession of reliable showings by the NK Osijek defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 clashes combined. Over that same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 14. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this match, though.
Their previous form shows that NK Osijek:
- remain unbeaten by Slaven Belupo when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results stretching back to 28/09/2019 reveals that these fixtures have not been good ones for Slaven Belupo. They have not managed to register any victories whatsoever while NK Osijek have been too good for them, winning in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between them in these games, with 2 of them from Farmaceuti and 11 netted by Bijelo-plavi. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league contest between these sides was Prva Liga match day 19 on 02/02/2021 when the final score was NK Osijek 3-0 Slaven Belupo.
The match was refereed by Dario Kulušić.
Team News: Slaven Belupo
Slaven Belupo boss Tomislav Stipić will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: NK Osijek
From a largely available group of players, there is only the lone fitness issue for the NK Osijek manager Nenad Bjelica to be concerned with. Merveil Ndockyt (Ankle Surgery) won’t be playing here.
We believe that Slaven Belupo are dangerous enough to find the net against this NK Osijek outfit, although one goal is unlikely to be enough.
We are therefore anticipating a close game with a 1-2 victory for NK Osijek after the 90. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gradski Stadion u Koprivnici (3,205)
Captain: Mateas Delić
Chairman: Hrvoje Kolarić
Manager: Tomislav Stipić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 7
🔑 Key Player: Ivan Krstanović
Customarily used in the Striker position, Ivan Krstanović was born in Tomislavgrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having played his first senior match for in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has hit 4 league goals in this Prva Liga 2020 - 2021 season to date in 20 appearances.