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The Prva Liga tie at Stadion Aldo Drosina on Sunday will see hosts Istra fighting it out with Hajduk Split.
All Istra 1961 v Hajduk Split match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Istra will be wanting a better result here after a 3-1 Prva Liga defeat last time out to Šibenik.
In that match, Istra 1961 had 68% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Istra 1961 was Dion Drena Beljo (74'). At the other end, Šibenik got 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Ivan Delić (17') and Marin Jakoliš (22', 32') scored for Šibenik.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Istra 1961 have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Istra 1961 have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 12 goals in the process. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend will be sustained in this game.
Coming into this meeting, Istra 1961 have not registered a win against Hajduk Split in their last 2 league games.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Rijeka in Prva Liga action, Hajduk Split and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Hajduk Split managed 69% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Hajduk Split was Josip Elez (54'). For their opponents, Rijeka got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Ivan Tomečak (21') and Josip Drmić (43') scored for Rijeka.
In their last six outings, Hajduk Split have bagged a tally of 9 goals. Hajduk Split have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, they have seen 7 goals go against them.
Going into this encounter, Hajduk Split are unbeaten in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings going back to 15/12/2019 shows us that Istra have won 1 of these & Hajduk Split 5, with the tally of drawn matches being 0.
A combined total of 9 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 2 from Verudeži and 7 created by Bili. That is an average goals per game value of 1.5.
The last league contest between these sides was Prva Liga match day 28 on 11/04/2021 and the score finished Istra 1961 0-1 Hajduk Split.
On that day, Istra 1961 had 38% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Hajduk Split got 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. Stefan Šimić (68') scored.
The match was refereed by Marko Matoc.
Team News: Istra
Lovro Majkic (Shoulder fracture) and Toni Buric (Heart Condition) will not be able to play for Istra manager Gonzalo García.
Team News: Hajduk Split
Thanks to a mainly healthy group, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Hajduk Split manager Jens Gustafsson to contend with. Gergő Lovrencsics (Ankle Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the view that Istra 1961 could find themselves up against it to score against this Hajduk Split team who we reckon will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’ve gone for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Hajduk Split at the end of the match.
Little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Aldo Drosina (10,000)
Captain: Slavko Blagojević
Chairman: Branko Devidé Vincenti
Manager: Gonzalo García
Competitions: Prva Liga position 8
⭐ Key Man: Hassane Bandé
Customarily playing in the Left Wing position, Hassane Bandé was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Having played his first senior match for KV Mechelen in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 4 league goals in the Prva Liga 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 6 appearances.