Rijeka vs Djurgarden
Europa Conference League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadion HNK Rijeka.
Rijeka from Croatia will play host to the Swedish Djurgarden in a match of their first-leg of Europa Conference League Qualification – quarter finals. These two sides will be seen battling it out at Stadion HNK Rijeka, this Thursday hoping to advance into the semis.
Rijeka remain as the third-most successful Croatian HNL club, having won one Croatian First League title, 2 Yugoslav Cups, 6 Croatian Cups, one Croatian Super Cup. The side came fourth in the last league season, unbeaten in 25 of the 36 matches in the domestic league.
The hosts will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-1 Prva Liga victory against Sibenik. Fixtures featuring Rijeka have tend to be absorbing affairs recently with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a total of 21 goals have been scored for both teams combined.
On the other side, Djurgarden’s 2021 campaign ended with a third place in the league, qualifying for the UEFA Europa Conference League second qualifying round. The team also reached the knockout stage in the Svenska Cupen in that same season. The visitors are second this season after the campaign is currently on a midway.
The visitors come into this game following on from a 5-0 Allsvenskan win over Varnamo in their last fixture. A sequence of hard fought showings from the Djurgarden defenders has seen their conceding tally standing just 3 from their previous 6 clashes combined.
Rijeka vs Djurgarden Head-to-head (h2h)
- They have met just once in 2017 at the Atlantic Cup where Rijeka won by 1-nil on road.
- Franko Andrijasevic scored the winning goal in 22nd minute.
Rijeka vs Djurgarden Prediction
Djurgarden are dreaming of their first-ever group stage appearance. The Swedish side’s best run in modern times came in 2020, falling to CFR Cluj in the third qualifying round. They now come here on the back of 5-game winning streak in the league. The side also won their last 2 away league games in a row.
Meanwhile, Rijeka have qualified for 4 Europa League group stages in the last decade, their most recent appearance coming two years ago. They however lost 2 of their last 3 home matches thereby indicating their poor home form.
We feel that an away win or draw seems likely as the visitors are in an incredible form.
Rijeka vs Djurgarden Betting tips
Djurgarden to win or draw @ 1.56 odds.
BTTS @ 1.72 odds.