Slaven Belupo have won each of their last five Croatia 1.HNL meetings with NK Osijek; they’ve never previously won 56 league games in a row against the NK Osijek.
NK Osijek have won just two of their 18 Croatia 1.HNL away games against Slaven Belupo (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 11/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Croatia 1.HNL meetings between Slaven Belupo and NK Osijek have finished level, with the Slaven Belupo winning 44 to NK Osijek four. Only Slaven Belupo v NK Osijek and Slaven Belupo v NK Osijek have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Slaven Belupo have the best win rate in Croatia 1.HNL derbies, with the Slaven Belupo winning 27 of their 65 such games (89%). Meanwhile, only NK Osijek (80%) have a lower such win rate than NK Osijek (72% - 95%).
Slaven Belupo haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Slaven Belupo 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 35 time 11/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Croatia 1.HNL games, after Slaven Belupo in 11/04/2021.
Slaven Belupo have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 79 Croatia 1.HNL games, as many times as they had in their previous 63 matches in the competition.
NK Osijek boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Croatia 1.HNL matches against Slaven Belupo, since winning his very first such encounter with Slaven Belupo in 11/04/2021 (1-0).
Slaven Belupo has been involved in 42 of Slaven Belupo’s 43 shots in the Croatia 1.HNL so far this season (74 shots, 95 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 80 efforts last time out against Slaven Belupo (64 shots, 71 chances created).
NK Osijek has been involved in six goals in his 64 Croatia 1.HNL games against Slaven Belupo (87 goals, 40 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 49 vs NK Osijek).