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Istra 1961 vs Rijeka Prediction & Betting tips
Istra 1961 and Rijeka meet at Stadion Aldo Drosina, in a match for the 27 th round of the 1. HNL. Rijeka won at home by (2‑0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 08‑12‑2019. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 9 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 22‑09‑2019, for the 1. HNL, which ended in Rijeka’s victory by (0‑3). The goals of the match were scored by F. Andrijašević (6 ‘), S. Lončar (45’) and R. Murić (77 ‘) for Rijeka. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and away.
The home team is currently in 8th position, with 19 points won, after 4 wins, 7 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Osijek by (1‑0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Dinamo Zagreb, by (2‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have registered 3 draws and 12 losses as a visitor, with 6 goals scored and 29 suffered; against 4 victories, 6 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 20 goals scored and 23 suffered. The team comes to this match after a away loss against Rijeka by (5‑1). For the championship, the Istra 1961 conquered 11 points in 30 possible, after 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 defeats in the last 10 matches played in their stadium. The team allowed the opponent goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so he has not been very strong defensively. In 26 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 16 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (0’‑ 15 ‘).
Istra has fought directly against relegation and knows that it cannot be neglected. Each point added will make a difference in the competition, so you can’t think of stumbling across your domains. However, due to facing the second classified, the difficulty increases and he knows it well. So, you will have to present an above average football if you want victory. The game will not really be easy, but it will only be up to the team to surprise the visiting team.
The visiting team is currently in 2nd place, with 47 points won, after 14 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Inter Zaprešić by (4‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Hajduk Split by (2‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses as a visitor, with 34 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 13 victories and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 39 goals scored and 15 suffered. In their last match, for the HR Nogometni Cup, they beat Osijek at home by (3‑2). In their last away match for this competition, they lost (4‑0) to Dinamo Zagreb. In his last 10 away games for the championship, Rijeka has recorded 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses, so he won 16 points in 30 possible. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 12 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 26 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 12 away matches for this competition: they have scored 7 of their 19 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘); they have suffered 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Rijeka knows that it will be difficult for him to win the title, but he wants to secure his place in the next Champions League. This makes it necessary to have enough regularity, even more so because there is great balance in this fight. So you can’t lose points to weaker teams, despite playing away from home. In this way, you will have to show a solid football without lack of attention. If you manage to perform your actions correctly, you shouldn’t have to struggle to win.
Istra 1961 vs Rijeka head to head matches
24.05.20 CF Rijeka Istra 1961 5 : 1
08.12.19 1HN Rijeka Istra 1961 2 : 0
22.09.19 1HN Istra 1961 Rijeka 0 : 3
04.05.19 1HN Istra 1961 Rijeka 0 : 7
01.03.19 1HN Rijeka Istra 1961 2 : 0