HNK Gorica vs HNK Sibenik
Croatia 1. HNL
Date: Friday, 29 August 2020
Kick-off 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Radnik (Velika Gorica).
Gorica made a solid start to the 2020/21 season on a winning run and will be keep to extend this against the newly promoted Sibenik.
They played both their games away from home, thrashed Varadzin 5-1 on matchday 1, followed by tricky 2-1 win over Slaven Belupo.
Meantime, Sibenik lost both their opening games, match day 1 at Rijeka (2-1) before Varazdin denied them a point with very late goal.
There is a big difference in quality and experience on the pitch, but can the hosts make the advantage count on Friday.
Gorica vs Sibenik Head-to-head
Most of their previous meetings happened in the second division and Gorica are unbeaten in the last 8, however 5 of them are stalemates.
At home, Gorica won 2 and drew 2 of the last 4 and three of those games registered under 2.5 goals.
Their last meeting happened at this stadium back in 2018 and was a 1-1 draw.
Gorica vs Sibenik Prediction
Gorica’s home record will be key here and they were unbeaten in 15 or the 18 games in the 2019/20 season. If they can carry the momentum from back-to-back solid wins at the start of this campaign, the end result must be a convincing home win.
Sibenik might need some more time to get the sharpness back, unlike their Friday’s opponent, the team was out of competitive action since May due to the suspension of second division by the Croatian Football Federation.
Looking at the attacking form of the home side, we may also take over 2.5 goals full-time for small stakes.
Gorica vs Sibenik Tips
FT – Gorica to win @ 1.40
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 odd.