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Hajduk Split host visiting club Istra at Stadion Poljud in the Prva Liga game on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Hajduk Split v Istra 1961 can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Hajduk Split, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-3 Prva Liga success against Rijeka.
In that game, Hajduk Split had 49% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Hajduk Split, the scorers were Marko Livaja (45', 82') and Jan Mlakar (98'). Rijeka got 19 shots on goal with 6 on target. Josip Drmić (54') and Robert Murić (79') scored for Rijeka.
Hajduk Split have celebrated scoring a sum total of 8 times over their last six outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures is 8.
Analysis of their past results shows that Hajduk Split:
- have not lost a league tie with Istra 1961 in their last 3 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
After a losing effort in their last game against Šibenik in Prva Liga action, Istra will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Istra 1961 had 58% possession and 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Istra 1961, the scorers were Luka Marin (44'), Dion Drena Beljo (82') and Robert Mišković (87'). Šibenik got 16 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Marin Jakoliš (38', 97') and Ivan Delić (61', 72') scored for Šibenik.
Istra 1961 have seen success in front of goal leading up to this encounter, having scored 10 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Istra 1961 can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Istra 1961:
- haven't won against Hajduk Split in away games against them for the last 14 league matches. A truly shameful run of away results.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 11/06/2020 shows us that Hajduk Split have won 5 of these and Istra 1, with the number of draws being 0.
A sum of 10 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 of them from Bili and 2 belonging to Verudeži. That is an average goals per game value of 1.67.
The previous league match between the two was Prva Liga match day 8 on 12/09/2021 when it finished Istra 1961 1-3 Hajduk Split.
That time, Istra 1961 managed 50% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 on target. The scorer was Dion Drena Beljo (88').
Hajduk Split got 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Marko Livaja (52', 58', 74') scored.
The match was refereed by Dario Bel.
Team News: Hajduk Split
The Hajduk Split boss Valdas Dambrauskas doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this clash owing to a fully healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Istra
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Istra manager Gonzalo García has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match.
For this match, we think that Hajduk Split should dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
At the same time, Istra 1961 might well find it a difficult task to get shooting opportunities although we do think that they will probably end up converting at least once here.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for Hajduk Split when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Poljud (35,000)
Captain: Lovre Kalinić
Chairman: Lukša Jakobušić
Competitions: Prva Liga position 4, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying)
⭐ Star Player: Jan Mlakar
Regularly used in the Striker position, Jan Mlakar was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Having made a first senior appearance for Fiorentina in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has managed 4 league goals in this Prva Liga 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 12 appearances.