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Rijeka host away side Slaven Belupo at Stadion HNK Rijeka in this Prva Liga match on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Rijeka v Slaven Belupo are shown on this page - as well as the best betting odds.
Rijeka head into this game following on from a 0-0 Prva Liga stalemate vs Slaven Belupo.
It’s not been often in recent games where Rijeka have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Rijeka have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals in the process.
Coming into this fixture, Rijeka have not lost a league tie with Slaven Belupo in their last 4 games.
Over the course of 5 of the past six clashes involving Slaven Belupo, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell comes out as a paltry 1.5, with the average goals for Farmaceuti standing at 0.33. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Pre-game facts show that Slaven Belupo:
- have not emerged victorious against Rijeka when they have played them away from home in the previous 20 matches in the league. Imagine their relief when they finally get an away win.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 09/02/2020 shows us that Rijeka have won 4 of them & Slaven Belupo 1, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 for Riječki bijeli and 3 for Farmaceuti. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Prva Liga match day 34 on 12/05/2021 and the score finished Slaven Belupo 0-2 Rijeka.
On that occasion, Slaven Belupo managed 50% possession and 15 shots at goal with 2 on target.
At the other end, Rijeka got 12 shots on goal with 6 on target. Andrijašević (40') and Josip Drmić (69') scored.
The referee was Fran Jović.
Team News: Rijeka
The Rijeka boss Goran Tomić will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all before this clash with a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Slaven Belupo
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, the Slaven Belupo boss Dean Klafurić doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Rijeka certainly have the ability to create the chances to score more than once against Slaven Belupo, who will not find it easy to find the back of the net.
Our tip is for a controlled 2-0 margin for Rijeka at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion HNK Rijeka (8,191)
Captain: Nino Galović
Chairman: Damir Mišković
Manager: Goran Tomić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 2, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Key Man: Josip Drmić
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Josip Drmić was born in Lachen, Switzerland. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Zürich in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 5 league goals in this Prva Liga 2021 - 2022 season so far in 5 appearances.