Our football match prediction:
Rijeka did remarkably well to put an end to Dinamo Zagreb’s dominance in the Croatian HNL last season, with the team finishing the campaign two points clear of the capital club. Rijeka won their first ever HNL trophy and, no doubt, they are high on confidence ahead of the Champions League qualifier against TNS. Over the years the Rijecki bijeli have turned their Stadion HNK Rijeka into a real fortress and we predict that they are going to roll over TNS in Tuesday’s football match. TNS set up a meeting with the Croatian champions by beating Europa of Gibraltar in the two-legged tie, but they will have a big fish to fry in the clash against Matjaz Kek’s troops. Taking everything into account, the Welsh side have been struggling at the back in the Champions League qualifiers and they are unlikely to shock Rijeka in the first leg.
Highlighted Player (Dario Zuparic):
Dario Zuparic is a Croatian footballer, who plays for Pescara as a defender. Zuparic played for the likes of Sladograna Zupanja, NK Granicar Zupanja and Cibalia during his youth career. He continued playing for Cibalia at senior level and he made 57 league appearances for the Croatian outfit from 2011 to 2013. In 2013 he signed a contract with Pescara and made 21 appearances for the team in the 2013/2014 Serie B campaign. Zuparic quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Pescara and it has to be noted that he played 36 games for the Delfini in the 2015/2016 season. The Pescara highly rated defender was born in Croatia, but he started playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has 3 caps for Bosnian and Herzegovina U19 team, but he eventually decided to represent Croatia on the international stage. Zuparic has 5 caps for Croatia U20 and he played three matches for Croatia U21. The 188-cm-tall footballer was born on 3 May, 1992 in Zupanja.