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Rijeka will be at Stadion Šubićevac on Saturday for the Prva Liga fixture with home side Šibenik.
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Šibenik prepare for this fixture following on from a 1-1 Prva Liga tied result vs Dinamo Zagreb.
In that game, Šibenik managed 34% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Šibenik was Juan Camilo Mesa (77'). On the other side, Dinamo Zagreb got 12 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Lovro Majer (70') scored for Dinamo Zagreb.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Šibenik have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Šibenik have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals on the way. That kind of trend might not be sustained here, though.
Rijeka will come into the meeting following a 3-4 Prva Liga win to beat Gorica in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Rijeka had 45% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Rijeka, the goalscorers were Franko Andrijašević (11'), Josip Drmić (13'), Robert Murić (50'), Adam Gnezda Čerin (64') and Nino Galović (85' Own goal). At the other end, Gorica had 19 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Josip Mitrović (73') and Ognjen Mudrinski (83') scored for Gorica.
The stats tell the story, and Rijeka have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals overall. In defence, Riječki bijeli have not been doing too well.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 07/05/2011 tells us that Šibenik have won 1 of these games and Rijeka 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 3.
A total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 for Šibenik and 8 for Riječki bijeli. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Prva Liga match day 19 on 03/02/2021 when the final score was Rijeka 2-2 Šibenik.
The match was refereed by Ivan Vučković.
Team News: Šibenik
Šibenik boss Sergi Escobar does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Rijeka
Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there is just a single fitness problem for the Rijeka gaffer Goran Tomić to be concerned with. Hrvoje Smolcic (Muscular problems) misses out for this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Šibenik will have to perform well to score against this Rijeka side who should just have the edge.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a 0-1 victory for Rijeka at the end of this one.
It should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Šubićevac (7,000)
Captain: Marko Bulat
Chairman: Josip Bulat
Manager: Krunoslav Rendulić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 6
⭐ Key Man: Deni Jurić
Normally playing in the Striker position, Deni Jurić was born in Kogarah, Australia. Having made a first senior appearance for Šibenik in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has netted 9 league goals in this Prva Liga 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 24 appearances.