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NK Osijek journey to Stadion Anđelko Herjavec on Sunday for the Prva Liga clash with hosts Varaždin.
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Varaždin are hoping to win again following the 0-1 Prva Liga success over Istra 1961.
The only player to score from Varaždin was Matej Senić (37').
Under three goals per match were scored during 5 of the last 6 meetings where Varaždin have taken part. With regard to the goal split during this period, their opponents scored a total of 8 while Bumbari got themselves 5. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, however.
Coming into this meeting, Varaždin have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to FC Basel 1893 in Europa League Qualifiers competition, NK Osijek and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring NK Osijek, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The average number of goals per game in that time is 2.83, with the average number of goals for Bijelo-plavi being 1.17.
Looking at their past form shows that NK Osijek:
- have not won against Varaždin when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head meetings going back to 22/10/2011 shows that Varaždin have won 1 of these games and NK Osijek 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 from Bumbari and 10 netted by Bijelo-plavi. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Prva Liga match day 35 on 18/07/2020 and the score finished Varaždin 1-0 NK Osijek.
The match was refereed by Ivan Vučković.
Team News: Varaždin
Varaždin boss Samir Toplak has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash thanks to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: NK Osijek
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from, NK Osijek boss Ivica Kulešević has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
We’re inclined to think that Varaždin might well have a job on their hands to get anything against this NK Osijek outfit who we think will get the vital goal that wins it.
That’s why we have predicted a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for NK Osijek when the referee blows for full-time.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Anđelko Herjavec (8,818)
Captain: Leon Benko
Chairman: Stjepan Cvek
Manager: Samir Toplak
Competitions: Prva Liga position 4