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are the guests at Gradski Stadion u Koprivnici on Sunday for the Prva Liga fixture with home side Slaven Belupo
. Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Slaven Belupo v Rijeka can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Slaven Belupo will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 3-2 Prva Liga defeat last time out to Dinamo Zagreb.
An interesting feature of recent Slaven Belupo games is the number of nil scores. From their previous sextet of matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have been a losing one.
Their previous form shows that Slaven Belupo:
- haven't beaten Rijeka in their last 31 league matches. A shocking run, it really is.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Previously, Rijeka drew 2-2 in the Prva Liga tie with Lokomotiva Zagreb.
During their six latest matches, Simon Rožman's Rijeka have fired home a total of 11 times therefore earning them a goals per game average of 1.83.
Leading up to this clash, Rijeka:
- haven't been defeated by Slaven Belupo in games played away from home for the previous 14 matches in the league. Not many clubs can boast an away record against another club as impressive as that.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head results going back to 30/01/2019 tells us that these encounters have been disappointments for Slaven Belupo. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Rijeka have been the better of the two, getting wins in 67 per cent of those games played.
A total of 14 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 4 from Farmaceuti and 10 created by Riječki bijeli. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The previous league meeting between the two was Prva Liga match day 21 on 09/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Rijeka 1-0 Slaven Belupo. The match was refereed by Marko Matoc.
Team News: Slaven Belupo
Slaven Belupo manager Tomislav Stipić will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash with a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Rijeka
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Rijeka boss Simon Rožman doesn’t have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash.
We feel that Slaven Belupo will have their work cut out to be putting a goal past this Rijeka lineup who we think will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead. We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for Rijeka at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gradski Stadion u Koprivnici (3,205)
Captain: Mateas Delić
Chairman: Hrvoje Kolarić
Manager: Tomislav Stipić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 7
⭐ Star Man: Karlo Lulić
Usually taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Karlo Lulić was born in Croatia. After having played his first senior match for NK Osijek in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Prva Liga 2019 - 2020 season so far in a total of 18 appearances.