Hajduk Split host Istra 1961 as clear favourites: Big betting guide

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Competition: Croatia 1. HNL
Competition: Fri 26.November
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Poljud (35000 seats)

Hajduk Split have claimed 13 of their 27 in total here at their own stadium. Will they win more points versus Istra 1961?

Insights:
  • Hajduk Split have the fewest conceded goals (4) at home in 1. HNL
  • Istra 1961 have the fewest scored goals (5) away in 1. HNL

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Hajduk Split form and stats

Hajduk Split have collected 13 points from their 1. HNL home games so far after 4-1-2.

A good away victory last time out for Hajduk, who won 3-2 against Rijeka (placed 2nd). World class coaching! That was the thoughts of V. Dambrauskas when Jan Mlakar scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute. Some amazing scenes last match, when Jan Mlakar scored the winning goal eight minutes into stoppage time. Marko Livaja, who usually plays near the opponent's goal, was the best player for the side in that match, earning a rating of 8.25 (out of 10). Livaja scored two goals, hit one key pass and dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times.

Before that game, the 2-0 home victory against Hrvatski Dragovoljac.

The home team are expected to win this game about three out of four times, according to the bookmaker odds. When checking the database for Hajduk home games with this odds we find eight games with a similar winning chance. Resulting in seven wins, zero draws and one defeat. Looking at the victories, five matches were won by at least two goals.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Hajduk Split as they are travelling to their away game against Lokomotiva Zagreb in the Croatia Cup. That match is four days after this one.

Hajduk Split are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 8 goals in 7 games. Hajduk Split are not conceding a lot of goals here at Stadion Poljud in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 4 from 7 matches.

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Istra 1961 form and stats

Istra 1961 have only collected 6 points from their away games in the 1. HNL, after 1-3-4 (8 played).

The manager G. García García was unhappy after their last game, a 1. HNL match played at their home ground Stadion Aldo Drosina. Istra 1961 suffered a 3-4 loss to Sibenik (placed 7th). A bizarre fixture with masses of goals last time out for Istra, as mentioned above. 7 goals in that entertaining match, will this fixture be as enjoying? Late heartbreak for Istra 1961 in the Sibenik match, as the deciding 3-4 goal came deep into overtime. Midfielder Robert Mišković was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 8.42. Mišković scored one goal, served one assist, hit three key passes, dribled past the opponent 2 of 4 times and had 35 successful passes (of 40 total).

Preceding that game, the 0-3 loss visiting Osijek's place.

We have done a similar check as we did with the hometeam, looking up recent matches where Istra 1961 played away with similar odds. This revealed six games. The visitors overcame the odds to win zero times, one were draw and the home team won as expected five times.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Istra manager G. García García as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Gorica.

The attacking power of Istra when travelling is not overwhelming with 5 goals scored from 8 league matches away. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Istra have conceded 15 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met earlier this season: Istra 1961 - Hajduk 1-3. Hajduk-Istra 1961 H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Hajduk Split eight wins, Istra 1961 one win, one draw. three of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

HajdukM. Livaja
M. Livaja
10 goals
Istra 1961B. Bandé
B. Bandé
6 goals
Istra 1961D. Dijon
D. Dijon
6 goals

Hajduk Split missing players

Istra 1961 missing players

Hajduk Split Istra 1961
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
15 7 3 Played P 2 8 15
8 4 3 Won W 0 1 4
3 1 0 Drew D 1 3 3
4 2 0 Lost L 1 4 8
23 8 5 Scored S 1 5 20
16 4 0 Conceded C 5 15 32
93% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
73% 57% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 93%
47% 29% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 38% 60%
33% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 25% 40%
13% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 13%
53% 29% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 67%
40% 71% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 12% 13%
13% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 38% 20%
 
5.9 6.1 7 Corners for (avg) C F 3.5 4.8 3.9
3.5 2.3 2.3 Corners against (avg) C A 3.5 4.9 4.7
1.6 2.1 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 3.5 3.1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
13.5 14.4 13.3 Shots (avg) S ( 10 6.6 7.9
5.5 5.1 5.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 2.1 3.3
28% 22% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 14% 29% 41%
 
8.1 6.6 5.3 Shots against (avg) S A 7.5 11.5 11.3
3.6 2.4 1.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.5 4.5 4.7
Key stats in 1. HNL this season:
  • Hajduk Split have the fewest conceded goals (4) at home in 1. HNL
  • Hajduk Split have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Istra 1961 have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Istra 1961 have the fewest scored goals (5) away in 1. HNL
  • Istra 1961 have won significantly more corners away than at home.
  • Istra 1961 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Osijek 15 9 4 2 22 11 8 5 2 1 12 5 7 4 2 1 10 6 11 31
2 Rijeka 15 9 3 3 34 23 7 4 1 2 14 10 8 5 2 1 20 13 11 30
3 Dinamo Zagreb 14 8 4 2 32 12 8 4 3 1 17 7 6 4 1 1 15 5 20 28
4 Hajduk Split 15 8 3 4 23 16 7 4 1 2 8 4 8 4 2 2 15 12 7 27
5 Lokomotiva Zagreb 16 6 4 6 24 20 8 4 2 2 14 8 8 2 2 4 10 12 4 22
6 Gorica 16 6 4 6 21 23 8 2 3 3 12 14 8 4 1 3 9 9 -2 22
7 Sibenik 16 5 3 8 23 26 8 4 1 3 15 10 8 1 2 5 8 16 -3 18
8 Istra 1961 15 4 3 8 20 32 7 3 0 4 15 17 8 1 3 4 5 15 -12 15
9 Slaven Koprivnica 16 3 4 9 14 25 8 1 2 5 8 15 8 2 2 4 6 10 -11 13
10 Hrvatski Dragovoljac 16 1 4 11 14 39 8 0 3 5 7 15 8 1 1 6 7 24 -25 7