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Istra come up against visiting team Hrvatski Dragovoljac at Stadion Aldo Drosina in this Prva Liga clash on Sunday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Istra v Hrvatski Dragovoljac are shown below including the latest game odds.
Istra will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-1 Prva Liga loss in their previous game against NK Osijek.
In that match, Istra 1961 managed 38% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Istra 1961 was Antonio Ivančić (41'). NK Osijek got 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. László Kleinheisler (34') and Dion Drena Beljo (92') scored for NK Osijek.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Istra 1961 have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Verudeži have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 7 goals in the process. That trend isn’t assured to follow through here, however.
In their last fixture, Hrvatski Dragovoljac drew 1-1 in the Prva Liga match with NK Osijek.
The only scorer from Hrvatski Dragovoljac was Božić (20'). Barišić (83') was the scorer for NK Osijek.
Showing their bias toward action-packed encounters, the back of the net has been hit 24 times in the prior 6 matches in which Hrvatski Dragovoljac have played, giving a mean average of 4 goals for each clash. Their opponents have hit 13 of these goals.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 13/08/2010 shows that Istra have won 3 of these games and Hrvatski Dragovoljac 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 of them for Verudeži and 6 for Crni. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league contest between these sides was Prva Liga match day 30 on 13/04/2014 when it ended Istra 1961 1-2 Hrvatski Dragovoljac.
The referee was Andrej Burilo.
Team News: Istra
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Istra manager Gonzalo García to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Toni Buric (Heart Condition) is sidelined.
Team News: Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Due to a fully healthy squad available to choose from, Hrvatski Dragovoljac boss Miroslav Kuljanic has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
In our opinion, Istra will likely be able to score a couple when they play Hrvatski Dragovoljac, who might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net.
Therefore, we are anticipating a 2-0 victory for Istra at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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