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D. Zagreb vs Hajduk Split Prediction & Betting tips
The World Cup is getting closer and closer, but before that the last games take place in numerous European leagues. In Croatia, the 36th matchday was on the program last weekend. Since the championship and all European seats were taken, the last round did not really interest anyone anymore. Only in the table cellar Istra dueled with Cibalia in Fernduell for the relegation and the direct relegation zone – Istra has secured thanks to a draw ninth place. Dinamo Zagreb won the championship for the twelfth time in the last 13 seasons.
In the last season, the captains surprisingly finished second only. Rijeka also secured the Croatian Cup a year ago. This season Dinamo Zagreb is back in its old form and could grab the double directly. On Wednesday, the team of coach Nenad Bjelica meets Hajduk Split. The cup final will take place at the HNK Cibalia stadium in Cinkovci. The direct duels of the two teams were very balanced this season. Nevertheless, Dinamo Zagreb can be seen as a clear favorite. Although Zagreb has won only one of their last five games. Hajduk, on the other hand, has been without a title for five years. The betting odds for a victory of the outsider are located in a very high range. Nevertheless, I decided on the number of goals for a tip. The highest rate is with a 2.10 at the provider William Hill tap.
Dinamo Zagreb drew the right conclusions from last year’s bankruptcy. In the Cup and in the championship, the series champion had to give up. Rijeka was just too consistent in the past season. Especially the offensive was decisive for the first title in club history. Since Rijeka took over after the success of the total sale, Zagreb took the championship back to the capital. Among other things thanks to the new signing of Mario Gavranovic. The Swiss still played for Rijeka a year ago and this season he scored 15 goals for Zagreb. In the last games disappointed the offensive. In five games Dinamo scored only six goals.
The logical consequence was that they only earned four points. Since the championship was virtually decided, this does not matter. Nevertheless, a new coach was installed with Nenad Bjelica. Whether the players of Dinamo Zagreb but for the cup final come back to the desired level of competition, must wait! Most recently, the players convinced the debut of former professional Bjelica against Zapresic. Last year Zagreb qualified for the final. The two goals of Gavranovic but destroyed the dream of the 15th title in club history. This year, goals scored by the 28-year-old Swiss would add ecstasy to fans of Dinamo Zagreb.
The way to the final was not very demanding for Zagreb. Only in the semifinals stood with Rijeka a serious opponent. The rounds before skipped Dinamo Zagreb each with clear victories. In the semifinals, the series champion received last year’s champion. After 24 minutes, the home team led in Maksimir Stadium. The superiority of Zagreb was felt especially in the second half and was in possession of the ball. Dinamo Zagreb had an average of 61 percent possession and recorded eight shots on the opposing goal. Only in the 80th and the 82nd Minute found but the conclusions of El Arbi Soudani and Ante Coric the way into the gate. In the end, Zagreb won by 3-0. The 21-year-old Ante Coric already denies the fourth season at Zagreb as a professional.
Hajduk Split has always been behind Dinamo Zagreb and Rijeka in recent years. Also in this season, the players from Split have to settle for third place in the table. However, they were only four points behind Rijeka and their seven on the champions. The lost counters Split has but not in the direct duels against the top teams to complain, but rather weakened the South Croats against the NK Rudes. Hajduk conceded two defeats against Rudes this season. The Equipe team from a suburb of Zagreb occupies the eighth place in the standings and has secured the League’s survival only thanks to a performance improvement at the end of the season. Since Hajduk had sold two of their best scorers during the winter break, the third place is certainly a success.
In the championship Hajduk Split has not been in the first place for some time. Most recently in the 2004/05 season they secured the title. Also in the cup the yield looks rather disappointing. Five years ago, Split secured the Cup against NK Lokomotiva Zagreb – at that time the final was played in a return match. This season, the door of a title win is open again. The record against Dinamo Zagreb this season is quite clear. In February, Hadjuk even secured a victory away in the capital. Osijek and Lokomotiva Zagreb faced two strong opponents in the quarter and semi-final this season. In both games, Split narrowly secured the progress. They won against Lokomotiva only on penalties. Although Hadjuk Split is a clear outsider in this game, I still expect the Südkroaten great chances to win the title.
D. Zagreb vs Hajduk Split head to head matches
22.04.18 1HN Hajduk Split D. Zagreb 1 : 2
18.02.18 1HN D. Zagreb Hajduk Split 0 : 1
21.10.17 1HN Hajduk Split D. Zagreb 2 : 2
06.08.17 1HN D. Zagreb Hajduk Split 3 : 1
22.04.17 1HN D. Zagreb Hajduk Split 0 : 2