Varaždin vs Rijeka Predictions and Tips

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Match preview and best betting tip:

Varaždin has the desire to prevail and thus do everything possible for his opponent. The visitors want to surprise, so they will have to go to the game. This is apparently going to be a busy game, so we will bet there will be more than 2.5 goals in the match.

Betting tip

More than 2.5 goals

Odd 1.85


Varteks Varazdin and Rijeka meet at Stadion Anđelko Herjavec, in a match for the 35th round of 1. HNL. In the last head-to-head match between these teams in this competition, on 10-17-2020, Rijeka won at home by (2‑1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 6 games. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 23‑01‑2021, in a match for 1. HNL, Varaždin won by (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by I. Urata (3 ‘) and J. Obregon (33’), for Varteks Varazdin, and S. Kulenovic (80 ‘), for Rijeka. In this match home advantage can play an important role, as both teams have significant differences in the results obtained at home and away.

Varaždin analysis

After 6 victories, 10 draws and 18 defeats, the home team is in 9th position, with 28 points won. In their last match, they drew in an away match against Dinamo Zagreb by (2‑2), after having lost (0‑1) at home in the previous match, in a match against Hajduk Split. This is a stronger team when it plays in its stadium, since in the last 30 games it has registered 1 victory, 5 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 5 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium. In the last 10 home games for the championship, Varteks Varazdin has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, having earned 12 points out of a possible 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, since he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 34 games in this competition, he only managed 1 comeback in the 18 games in which he suffered the first goal.

Varazdin is fighting relegation and knows how important the two remaining games are. It doesn’t matter where you play or who you play against, as the need for good results is great. Therefore, you must treat the games as legitimate endings, after all, what you need is the victories. There is not much to say, after all, it is on the field where you will have to show that you are capable of achieving what you want.

Rijeka analysis

After 16 victories, 7 draws and 11 defeats, the visiting team is in 4th position, with 55 points. In their last match, they won away against Slaven Koprivnica by (0‑2), after in the previous match having lost (1‑5) at home, against Dinamo Zagreb. This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 away games for the championship, Rijeka has 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, having won 19 points out of 30 possible. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to score in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 34 games in this competition, he only managed 5 turns on the scoreboard in the 18 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 17 away matches for this competition: they have scored 11 of their 24 goals between minutes (61 ‘- 75’).

Rijeka wants to finish the championship in the best possible way, that’s why they come to win all three points. No matter how much you play away from home and respect your opponent, you know that favoritism is on your side. Therefore, if you play with quality and without fail, the tendency is for victory to happen naturally. There is a big difference between the teams and on the field this should be noticed.

Betting tip

More than 2.5 goals

Odd 1.85

1.85 1.85 1.82 1.85

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