Istra 1961 will welcome Rijeka to Stadion Aldo Drosina for a matchday 29 fixture in Croatia Prva HNL. The last meeting on 18th December 2021 ended in a Rijeka 1-0 win. Both sides have met thirty-six times in the most recent seasons. Istra 1961 has won 2 matches, and Rijeka triumphed in 29. Recent outings average 2.97 goals, while both teams score 42% of the time.
Istra 1961’s latest fixture against Hrvatski Dragovoljac ended in an away 0-0 draw. They were very dangerous in front positions, so one point was the least they deserved.
Rijeka’s previous game in the competition versus Gorica ended in an away 1-0 loss. Rijeka had plenty of time to pass around and make quality forward runs. However, the final result was not what they wish for before the game started.
Since the start of the season, Istra 1961 is more dominant at home. They have five wins out of 14 games on home soil. Although Istra 1961 is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as $key => good as $key => expected with just 14% home clean sheets.
Rijeka has picked up 9 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. Rijeka wins 1.64 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Rijeka kept a clean sheet in just 14% of their visits.
The hosts will have to work hard to get a good result. Zeleno-žuti has won just 36% of home games. On average they score 1.79 goals and concede 2.00 per game. Rijeka is one of the best teams in the league. On paper, they have a great squad and I expect them to make life difficult for their opponent.
The visitors have a better record and I have to back them. Istra 1961 wins on average 1.14 points per home game. I am not sure they have what it takes to compete against Rijeka. My prediction is Rijeka to win.
I expect a thrilling contest with plenty of goals. Both sides score and concede on average 3.58 goals per game. Over 2.5 goals were scored in an average of 68% of Istra 1961’s home and Rijeka’s away games. My prediction is Over 2.5 Goals.
Both sides are dangerous going forward. Istra 1961 has scored in 93% of home games. Rijeka is a decent match and has scored in all away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: Yes.
Istra 1961 vs Rijeka Betting Tips
Istra 1961 vs Rijeka Head to Head
Average stats between Istra 1961 and Rijeka in most recent 36 outings in the Croatia Prva HNL.