The manager S. Oreščanin looks to inspire Gorica win against Varaždin

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Competition: Croatia 1. HNL
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: ŠRC Velika Gorica (8000 seats)

The league table in 1. HNL tells a story about these teams so far, with Gorica leading Varaždin by 25 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Gorica have the most scored goals in the second half (36) in 1. HNL
  • Varaždin have the most conceded goals (47) in 1. HNL

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Gorica form and stats

Gorica have collected 22 points from their 1. HNL home games so far after 6-4-3.

The Gorica fans got no joy from their last match, a 1. HNL game also here at ŠRC Velika Gorica: A 3-4 defeat against Rijeka (placed 4th). Prior to that, an away loss at Dinamo Zagreb.

As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today?

The Gorica fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 23 goals in 13 league matches. Gorica have conceded 18 in these home matches.

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Varaždin form and stats

There's been little loot from Varaždin's travels as they have only collected 11 points from 13 away games in the 1. HNL. Varaždin, who have the most conceded goals (47) in 1. HNL, only have 3 wins to counter their 8 defeats and 2 draws. Varaždin has lost their two previous away games and are eager to kill a negative trend in its infancy.

Varaždin played 1-1 against Slaven Koprivnica in their previous match. Prior to that match, the Varaždin manager Z. Kastel faced defeat when travelling to Rijeka and losing 0-2.

There's been a serious shortage of goals from Varaždin's away games in the league this season with only 6 goals from 13 matches. 18 goals have been conceded by Varaždin in these games.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Varaždin - Gorica 2-1. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: five wins for Gorica, one draw and four wins for Varaždin. Over 2,5 goals: seven times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

Top Goalscorers

GoricaK. Lovrić
K. Lovrić
15 goals
GoricaO. Mudrinski
O. Mudrinski
8 goals
GoricaM. Dieye
M. Dieye
5 goals

Gorica missing players

Varaždin missing players

Gorica Varaždin
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
27 13 4 Played P 2 13 27
14 6 1 Won W 0 3 6
6 4 2 Drew D 0 2 5
7 3 1 Lost L 2 8 16
51 23 5 Scored S 0 6 23
34 18 5 Conceded C 5 18 47
96% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
78% 69% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 54% 70%
59% 54% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 23% 44%
33% 38% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 15% 26%
26% 31% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 15%
70% 69% 75% BTTS BTTS 0% 15% 48%
22% 23% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 31% 15%
11% 15% 25% Failed to Score F T 100% 62% 41%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 2.1 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.1 2
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 3 4
 
10.3 13.1 15.2 Shots (avg) S ( 6.5 6.6 7.9
4.2 5.5 5.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 2.2 3.1
45% 32% 22% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 21% 28%
Key stats in 1. HNL this season:
  • Gorica have scored more than double the goals of Varaždin.
  • Gorica have the fewest matches under the total-line (11) in 1. HNL
  • Gorica have the most matches over the total-line (16) in 1. HNL
  • Gorica have the most scored goals in the second half (36) in 1. HNL
  • Varaždin have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Varaždin have the fewest scored goals (6) away in 1. HNL
  • Varaždin have the most conceded goals (47) in 1. HNL

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Dinamo Zagreb 26 19 4 3 64 23 14 11 1 2 38 11 12 8 3 1 26 12 41 61
2 Osijek 27 19 4 4 47 19 14 11 2 1 23 5 13 8 2 3 24 14 28 61
3 Gorica 27 14 6 7 51 34 13 6 4 3 23 18 14 8 2 4 28 16 17 48
4 Rijeka 27 12 6 9 35 34 14 6 5 3 18 14 13 6 1 6 17 20 1 42
5 Hajduk Split 26 12 4 10 33 30 13 5 3 5 17 15 13 7 1 5 16 15 3 40
6 Šibenik 27 7 6 14 27 37 13 3 3 7 8 19 14 4 3 7 19 18 -10 27
7 Slaven Koprivnica 27 5 11 11 30 40 13 2 5 6 13 18 14 3 6 5 17 22 -10 26
8 Istra 1961 27 6 6 15 22 41 13 5 1 7 13 17 14 1 5 8 9 24 -19 24
9 Varaždin 27 6 5 16 23 47 14 3 3 8 17 29 13 3 2 8 6 18 -24 23
10 Lokomotiva Zagreb 27 4 8 15 18 45 13 2 3 8 10 24 14 2 5 7 8 21 -27 20