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Šibenik will be visiting Stadion HNK Rijeka on Sunday for the Prva Liga tie with home side Rijeka.
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Rijeka will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-0 Prva Liga losing effort in their last game against Hajduk Split.
In that match, Rijeka managed 36% possession and 2 shots on goal with 1 on target. Hajduk Split got 17 shots at goal with 5 on target. Stipe Biuk (66') and Nikola Kalinić (76') scored for Hajduk Split.
Rijeka have really struggled up front in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 3 vs opponents over their last 6 fixtures. In those games, Rijeka have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 12. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Ahead of this meeting, Rijeka are unbeaten in the league by Šibenik in their last 7 games.
In their last game, Šibenik drew 1-1 in the Prva Liga tie with Hajduk Split.
In that game, Šibenik had 39% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Šibenik was Ivan Dolček (97'). Hajduk Split got 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Jan Mlakar (49') scored for Hajduk Split.
Damir Canadi's Šibenik have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 5 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes adds up to 6.
Taking a look at their past results, Šibenik:
- have not emerged victorious against Rijeka in away games against them for the last 6 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results going back to 10/04/2021 tells us that these encounters have been pretty painful for Šibenik. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all whereas Rijeka have just been stronger than them, getting wins in 100% of those ties.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 14 from Riječki bijeli and 6 being from Šibenik. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league game between these clubs was Prva Liga match day 1 on 16/07/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Šibenik 0-1 Rijeka.
That day, Šibenik managed 48% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Rijeka got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Jorge Obregón (74') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Duje Strukan.
Team News: Rijeka
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Rijeka manager Serse Cosmi to be concerned with from a near full-strength group. Matej Mitrovic (Torn Muscle Fibre) is sidelined. Gabriel Lunetta will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Šibenik
Thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the Šibenik manager Damir Canadi doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
We’re of the opinion that Šibenik are capable enough to find the back of the net against this Rijeka team, although that is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 winning score for Rijeka at the end of the match. It really should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion HNK Rijeka (8,191)
Captain: Haris Vučkić
Chairman: Damir Mišković
Manager: Serse Cosmi
Competitions: Prva Liga position 10