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THE MATCH PREDICTION Rijeka - Varazdin 20.07 19:00

Asian handicap - Home (-1.5)
LOSS

Rijeka and Varazdin will open the new season with their H2H meeting at Stadion HNK Rijeka (Rijeka). The defending runners-up will face the newcomer. Will the hosts demonstrate their advantage tonight?

Rijeka

The contemporary FC Rijeka belongs to the elite of the Croatian football. Usually this team finished in the TOP 3 and once won the national gold. Last year the Whites could not resist to the Blues from Dinamo Zagreb and got silver medals for the seventh time in their history. Besides this, they became the owner of the national Cup.

The hosts earned 67 points after 36 games. At the same time the champion had 92 points. Their full statistics contained 19 wins, ten draws and seven losses, 70 goals for and 36 goals against. They competed against Osijek and Hajduk Split that finished with the same number of points, 62 for each.

They began the current season with a loss to Dinamo Zagreb 0:1 in the final of the Croatian SuperCup. 

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Varazdin

The town of Varazdin came back to the main national division after many years of absence. It is important to know, Varaždin ŠN was established in 2012 after a suspension of NK Varteks, a club which was suspended during the second part of the 2011–12 Prva HNL season, due to a high financial debt. Legally, the two clubs' track records and honors are kept separate by the Croatian Football Federation. However, in 2015 the club changed its name to NK Varaždin, after the old club got renamed to VŠNK Varaždin and was going to bankruptcy.

The new team won the previous Croatian Second League with 51 points after 26 games and was automatically advanced to the First League. The guests had 16 wins, three draws and seven losses, 40 goals for and 30 goals against.

Prediction

We do not understand how the newcomer can resist to the reigning and multiple runners-up. We predict the hosts’ win with an Asian handicap of (-1,5) with a remarkable coefficient of 2.10

The odds are valid at the moment of the prediction publication.

«Rijeka»

DRAWS: 1 WINS: 3 LOSSES: 1

1 : 0
1 : 3
2 : 1
3 : 1
1 : 1

«Varazdin»

WINS: 4 LOSSES: 1

1 : 2
4 : 0
2 : 0
0 : 1
3 : 0

Last meetings:

11.04.2009

Rijeka 4 : 1 Varazdin

02.08.2009

Varazdin 1 : 1 Rijeka

05.12.2009

Rijeka 3 : 3 Varazdin

14.08.2010

Rijeka 1 : 1 Varazdin

09.11.2010

Varazdin 2 : 1 Rijeka

24.11.2010

Rijeka 2 : 4 Varazdin

26.02.2011

Varazdin 3 : 0 Rijeka

13.08.2011

Rijeka 2 : 0 Varazdin

24.02.2012

Varazdin 0 : 3 Rijeka

31.10.2018

Varazdin 1 : 2 Rijeka