Croatia Cup: Buckle up for the Šibenik - Istra 1961 clash

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Competition: Croatia Croatia Cup
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Šubićevac (8000 seats)

National cups are something special for many teams and supporters. Today's match will decide whether it's Šibenik or Istra 1961 that keep their silverware dream alive.

It’s a hectic schedule for the away team, as they were in action only four days ago in the 1. HNL.

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Šibenik form and stats

Šibenik was eliminated in the quarter-finals last season in the Croatia Cup.

Šibenik's results here at Stadion Šubićevac in the 1. HNL have been very modest with 3 victories, 1 draw and 6 defeats.

Šibenik shared the glory with Slaven Koprivnica in their last match, an away game that ended all square 2-2. Heartbreak before that as Šibenik lost 0-1 at Gorica's place.

Opportunity lost for Šibenik in the Slaven Koprivnica match as a lead 2-0 was lost and what looked like a victory ended in a draw.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Šibenik handle that role? We have found five games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are four wins, one draw and zero defeats.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Lokomotiva Zagreb are coming to town in three days.

Šibenik aren't scoring a lot here at Stadion Šubićevac in the league, with only 7 goals from 10 games. Šibenik's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 14 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Istra 1961 form and stats

Istra's mission in Croatia Cup last season failed in the 2nd round.

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Istra 1961 so far with only 4 points returning home. The records show 0-4-7 (win-draw-lose). Travelling has not been lucrative for the away team as they have returned home without a win in 28 away games in a row.

Preceding that game, the 1-1 draw paying a visit to Rijeka.

Istra are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is zero wins, two draws and two defeats. From a total of four matches.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Istra manager F. Budicin 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 6 goals scored from 11 league matches away. As for defending, Istra 1961 rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 21 goals from these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Šibenik-Istra 1961 H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Šibenik three wins, Istra 1961 four wins, three draws. four of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

ŠibenikD. Jurić
D. Jurić
9 goals
ŠibenikE. Sahiti
E. Sahiti
6 goals
ŠibenikP. Ampem
P. Ampem
4 goals

Šibenik missing players

Istra 1961 missing players

Šibenik Istra 1961
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 10   Played P   13 25
9 3   Won W   1 6
5 1   Drew D   4 5
11 6   Lost L   8 14
31 7   Scored S   9 19
29 14   Conceded C   23 35
92% 90%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   92% 96%
64% 60%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   69% 56%
40% 30%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   38% 32%
32% 20%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   23% 16%
12% 10%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   15% 12%
32% 20%   BTTS BTTS   46% 40%
32% 30%   Clean Sheets C S   15% 24%
44% 60%   Failed to Score F T   46% 40%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.7 1.7   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.4 2.7
1 1   Red cards R C   0 0
 
10 10.8   Shots (avg) S (   8.6 8
4 3.6   Shots on Target (avg) S O   3.6 3.1
32% 19%   Goal Efficiency G E   19% 23%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Dinamo Zagreb 21 15 3 3 52 22 11 8 1 2 32 11 10 7 2 1 20 11 30 48
2 Osijek 21 14 3 4 33 16 11 9 1 1 18 4 10 5 2 3 15 12 17 45
3 Gorica 22 13 4 5 44 26 10 5 3 2 17 12 12 8 1 3 27 14 18 43
4 Rijeka 20 9 5 6 25 24 11 5 4 2 15 12 9 4 1 4 10 12 1 32
5 Hajduk Split 20 8 2 10 24 27 10 3 2 5 12 13 10 5 0 5 12 14 -3 26
6 Šibenik 22 7 4 11 24 28 10 3 1 6 7 14 12 4 3 5 17 14 -4 25
7 Varazdin 22 6 4 12 20 34 11 3 2 6 14 20 11 3 2 6 6 14 -14 22
8 Slaven Koprivnica 20 5 6 9 24 29 10 2 3 5 11 14 10 3 3 4 13 15 -5 21
9 Lokomotiva Zagreb 21 4 6 11 17 37 11 2 3 6 10 21 10 2 3 5 7 16 -20 18
10 Istra 1961 21 3 5 13 13 33 10 3 1 6 7 12 11 0 4 7 6 21 -20 14