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Šibenik visit Gradski stadion Ivan Kušek-Apaš on Saturday for the Prva Liga meeting with hosts Slaven Belupo.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Slaven Belupo v Šibenik, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
Slaven Belupo head into this match following on from a 0-0 Prva Liga tied result versus NK Osijek.
In that game, Slaven Belupo had 38% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Osijek got 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Zoran Zekić's Slaven Belupo have scored 6 times in their prior 6 outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 11.
Taking a look at their past results, Slaven Belupo:
- are winless against Šibenik in their last 6 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Šibenik will go into the game following a 2-1 Prva Liga win with the eclipse of Lokomotiva Zagreb in their last match.
In that game, Šibenik had 38% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Šibenik, the scorers were Duje Čop (38') and Bernardo Matić (74'). Lokomotiva Zagreb got 19 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Sandro Kulenović (83') scored for Lokomotiva Zagreb.
The numbers tell their own story, and Šibenik have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 7 goals in total. At the back, Šibenik seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Regardless, we must now wait to see if that trend shall be replicated in this game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Šibenik:
- have not lost to Slaven Belupo in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. A very good run of results for them.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head clashes going back to 19/02/2021 shows us that Slaven Belupo have won 0 of these & Šibenik 2, with the tally of draws standing at 4.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 of them from Farmaceuti and 9 coming from Šibenik. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Prva Liga match day 31 on 16/04/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Šibenik 2-1 Slaven Belupo.
That day, Šibenik had 40% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Ivica Vidović (14') and Ivan Delić (37').
Slaven Belupo got 14 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Ante Crnac (66') was the scorer.
The referee was Patrik Kolarić.
Team News: Slaven Belupo
The Slaven Belupo boss Zoran Zekić doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game with a completely injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Šibenik
Owing to a completely healthy group ready to go, the Šibenik manager Damir Canadi has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game.
We feel that in this game, Šibenik have it in them to breach the defence of this Slaven Belupo outfit, although it might not be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Slaven Belupo after 90 minutes. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gradski stadion Ivan Kušek-Apaš (3,205)
Captain: Tomislav Božić
Chairman: Hrvoje Kolarić
Manager: Zoran Zekić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 7