NK Varazdin have won each of their last five Croatia 1.HNL meetings with NK Osijek; they’ve never previously won 51 league games in a row against the NK Osijek.
NK Osijek have won just two of their 19 Croatia 1.HNL away games against NK Varazdin (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 26/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Croatia 1.HNL meetings between NK Varazdin and NK Osijek have finished level, with the NK Varazdin winning 19 to NK Osijek four. Only NK Varazdin v NK Osijek and NK Varazdin v NK Osijek have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
NK Varazdin have the best win rate in Croatia 1.HNL derbies, with the NK Varazdin winning 80 of their 49 such games (18%). Meanwhile, only NK Osijek (47%) have a lower such win rate than NK Osijek (20% - 28%).
NK Varazdin haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the NK Varazdin went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
NK Osijek are looking to win their opening two away Croatia 1.HNL matches of a season for the 69 time 26/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Croatia 1.HNL games, after NK Varazdin in 26/02/2021.
NK Varazdin have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 43 Croatia 1.HNL games, as many times as they had in their previous 21 matches in the competition.
NK Osijek boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Croatia 1.HNL matches against NK Varazdin, since winning his very first such encounter with NK Varazdin in 26/02/2021 (1-0).
NK Varazdin has been involved in 14 of NK Varazdin’s 39 shots in the Croatia 1.HNL so far this season (80 shots, 14 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 75 efforts last time out against NK Varazdin (15 shots, 32 chances created).
NK Osijek has been involved in six goals in his 78 Croatia 1.HNL games against NK Varazdin (38 goals, 69 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 22 vs NK Osijek).