Istra
Istra
Varaždin
Varaždin
2020-09-13 15:00:00
0 - 1
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Istra vs Varaždin Prediction & Betting Tips

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The Prva Liga game at Stadion Aldo Drosina on Sunday will see hosts Istra fighting it out with opponents Varaždin.

To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Istra v Varaždin, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.

📏 Form Guide

Istra 1961 LWLLLL 📉

Istra will be hoping for a better result after a 2-1 Prva Liga defeat in their last game at the hands of Rijeka.

The only player to score from Istra 1961 was Gedeon Guzina (70'). Franko Andrijašević (13', 68') was the scorer for Rijeka.

It has been seldom in recent times where Istra 1961 have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Verudeži have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 10 goals along the way. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.

Going into this contest, Istra have not won at home in their last 4 league games. Things will have to change soon.

Varaždin WWLLWD

In their previous fixture, Varaždin drew 1-1 in the Prva Liga match with Lokomotiva Zagreb.

For Varaždin, the goalscorers were Mohammad Mehdi Mehdikhani (44') and Matej Rodin (49' Own goal).

Over the course of 5 of the past six games involving Varaždin, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell is a meagre 2.17, with the number of goals averaged by Bumbari being 0.83.

Ahead of this clash, Varaždin have not won against Istra 1961 in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.

↔️ Head to head

Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 20/08/2011 shows that Istra have won 3 of these games & Varaždin 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.

A combined total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 of them from Verudeži and 8 coming from Bumbari. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.

The previous league match featuring these sides was Prva Liga match day 30 on 20/06/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Varaždin 3-0 Istra 1961.

The match was refereed by Tihomir Pejin.

📋 Team News: Istra

Istra manager Ivan Prelec has zero fitness concerns at all before this game with a completely healthy group to pick from.

ℹ️ Team News: Varaždin

With a fully healthy squad to choose from, Varaždin boss Samir Toplak has no fitness concerns to report coming into this match.

💡 Prediction

We’re of the opinion that Varaždin and Istra may both struggle to make a breakthrough here.

A draw is a real possibility, as a clear-cut winner doesn’t appear to be obvious. We’re therefore anticipating a tight encounter, finishing with a 0-0 score at full-time.

Peter Guest, 23:16 08/09/2020

Over/Under 2.5 Goals Prediction for Istra vs Varaždin
Under 2.5
Istra

🏟️ Team Focus:
Istra

Formed: 1961
Stadium: Stadion Aldo Drosina (10,000)
Captain: Marin Grujević
Chairman: Branko Devidé Vincenti
Manager: Ivan Prelec
Competitions: Prva Liga position 10

Varaždin 2020-06-20 19:05:00 3 - 0 Istra 1961
Istra 1961 2020-02-07 17:00:00 1 - 0 Varaždin
Varaždin 2019-10-19 13:00:00 1 - 0 Istra 1961
Istra 1961 2019-08-03 17:00:00 3 - 1 Varaždin
Istra 1961 2012-03-03 14:00:00 2 - 1 Varaždin
Varaždin 2011-08-20 18:00:00 2 - 2 Istra 1961
Pos Team Pld W D L +/- Pts Form
1
Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo Zagreb Dinamo
4 4 0 0 11 12 WWWWW
2
Gorica
Gorica Gorica
3 3 0 0 6 9 DDWWW
3
Hajduk Split
Hajduk Split Hajduk
4 2 1 1 2 7 WWWDL
4
Rijeka
Rijeka Rijeka
4 2 0 2 -2 6 WWLWL
5
NK Osijek
NK Osijek Osijek
4 1 1 2 -1 4 LDLLW
6
Varaždin
Varaždin Varaždin
3 1 1 1 -3 4 WLLWD
7
Lokomotiva Zagreb
Lokomotiva Zagreb Lokomotiva
3 1 1 1 -5 4 DWLWD
8
Slaven Belupo
Slaven Belupo Slaven
4 0 3 1 -1 3 DDLDD
9
Šibenik
Šibenik Šibenik
4 0 1 3 -3 1 LLLD
10
Istra 1961
Istra 1961 Istra
3 0 0 3 -4 0 DLLLL
Istra 1961 2020-09-26 15:00:00 1 - 0 Šibenik
Gorica 2020-09-19 15:00:00 2 - 2 Istra 1961
Istra 1961 2020-09-13 15:00:00 0 - 1 Varaždin
Rijeka 2020-08-29 15:55:00 2 - 1 Istra 1961
Istra 1961 2020-08-21 18:05:00 0 - 1 Dinamo Zagreb
Hajduk Split 2020-08-16 15:55:00 2 - 0 Istra 1961
Varaždin 2020-09-20 17:05:00 0 - 1 NK Osijek
Istra 1961 2020-09-13 15:00:00 0 - 1 Varaždin
Varaždin 2020-08-30 15:55:00 1 - 1 Lokomotiva Zagreb
Šibenik 2020-08-22 18:05:00 0 - 1 Varaždin
Varaždin 2020-08-14 18:00:00 1 - 5 Gorica
Dinamo Zagreb 2020-07-24 16:55:00 2 - 0 Varaždin
Istra 1961 2020-08-21 00:00:00 0 - 1 Dinamo Zagreb
Istra 1961 2020-07-18 00:00:00 0 - 0 Dinamo Zagreb
Istra 1961 2020-07-04 00:00:00 2 - 2 Gorica
Istra 1961 2020-06-25 00:00:00 1 - 1 Lokomotiva Zagreb
Istra 1961 2020-06-16 00:00:00 2 - 0 Inter Zaprešic
Istra 1961 2020-06-11 00:00:00 0 - 1 Hajduk Split
Šibenik 2020-08-22 00:00:00 0 - 1 Varaždin
Dinamo Zagreb 2020-07-24 00:00:00 2 - 0 Varaždin
Gorica 2020-07-10 00:00:00 0 - 1 Varaždin
Lokomotiva Zagreb 2020-06-30 00:00:00 2 - 0 Varaždin
Hajduk Split 2020-06-16 00:00:00 2 - 3 Varaždin
NK Osijek 2020-03-07 00:00:00 2 - 0 Varaždin
Šime Gržan 1
Gedeon Guzina 1
Matej Vuk 1
Leon Benko 1
Neven Đurasek 1
Mohammad Mehdi Mehdikhani 1
Matej Senić 1
Istra 1961 2020-09-26 15:00:00 Šibenik
Lokomotiva Zagreb 2020-10-03 17:00:00 Istra 1961
Slaven Belupo 2020-10-17 17:00:00 Istra 1961
Istra 1961 2020-10-24 17:00:00 NK Osijek
Hajduk Split 2020-09-27 17:05:00 Varaždin
Varaždin 2020-10-03 17:00:00 Dinamo Zagreb
Rijeka 2020-10-17 17:00:00 Varaždin
Varaždin 2020-10-24 17:00:00 Slaven Belupo

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