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Slaven Belupo will take to the pitch with visiting side Rijeka at Gradski Stadion u Koprivnici in the Prva Liga game on Saturday.
All Slaven Belupo v Rijeka match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Slaven Belupo will play in this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Prva Liga draw vs Hrvatski Dragovoljac.
In that match, Slaven Belupo managed 62% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Slaven Belupo was Ivan Krstanović (50'). Hrvatski Dragovoljac had 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Matija Frigan (3') was the scorer for Hrvatski Dragovoljac.
It’s not been often in recent games where Slaven Belupo haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Slaven Belupo have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 8 goals in the process.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Slaven Belupo:
- have not registered a win against Rijeka in their previous 7 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
After a losing effort in their last game against Hajduk Split in Prva Liga action, Rijeka and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Rijeka had 50% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Hajduk Split had 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Marko Livaja (13', 37') and Dino Mikanović (41') scored for Hajduk Split.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Rijeka, three or more goals have gone in. The overall average goals scored per match during that spell is 3.83, with the average number of goals for Rijeka equalling 2. Let’s see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Ahead of this meeting, Rijeka have not lost to Slaven Belupo when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs stretching back to 12/03/2021 tells us that these fixtures have not been happy ones for Slaven Belupo. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories at all whereas Rijeka have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 83% of those games played.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from Farmaceuti and 13 coming from Riječki bijeli. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Prva Liga match day 26 on 05/03/2022 and the score finished Rijeka 3-0 Slaven Belupo.
That day, Rijeka had 61% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Haris Vučkić (55'), Josip Drmić (70') and Adam Gnezda Čerin (79').
Slaven Belupo had 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Duje Strukan.
Team News: Slaven Belupo
The Slaven Belupo boss Zoran Zekić will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Rijeka
Due to a completely healthy group ready to go, the Rijeka manager Goran Tomić has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
Our feeling is that Slaven Belupo could find themselves struggling to get anything against this Rijeka side who we think might score at least once to gain the upper hand.
Therefore, we predict a good battle with a 0-1 victory for Rijeka when the full-time whistle blows.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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: Goran Paracki
Chairman: Hrvoje Kolarić
Manager: Zoran Zekić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 7
⭐ Star Man: Mihail Caimacov
Mostly deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Mihail Caimacov was born in Moldova. After making a first senior appearance for Slaven Belupo in the 2021 - 2022 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in this Prva Liga 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 22 appearances.