Istra vs Rijeka Prediction & Match Preview

NK Istra vs HNK Rijeka
Croatia – 1. Division
Date: Sunday, 7 June 2020
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadion Aldo Drosina (Pula)

This game has all the prospects to turn out into a one-sided affair. The home team is fighting to stay away from the relegation zone. Istra has lost 15 of their 26 matches’ so far and just two points away from relegation. After a surprise win over Osijek, they lost the latest league game against the toppers Dinamo Zagreb.

Rijeka is still pursuing Zagreb to on top of the league. But with nearly twenty points between them, it seems impossible. They are currently on a 2 match win streak after a 4-0 thrashing against Zagreb.  But they are constantly under pressure from Lokomotiv, so they need to be careful about every single game.

Istra vs Rijeka: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The Whites are on a 5 match winning streak against this opposition.
  • They are unbeaten against Istra in the last 8 meetings on the trot.
  • Five of those games had more than 2.5 goals at ninety minutes.
  • The visitors are on a winning run in the last 4 trips to this ground.
  • The latest 3 head to head games at this ground had more than 2.5 goals.
  • Rijeka is on a 4 game winless run in league matches on the road.

Istra vs Rijeka: Prediction

It is true that the visitors are not one of the best defensive units in the league. In fact, they have conceded the most number of goals among the top five teams. They are the only team to give away 30 or more goals in that section of the table.

But when we look at the hosts, the attack has not even scored a goal per game all season. In their recent defeats, they failed to trouble the score also.

Istra has never been a threat in recent times for the visitors. They have a losing streak against this away team, both in-home and away games. So I am backing the visitors to win with only one team getting the goals.

Istra vs Rijeka: Betting Tips

  • Rijeka to win @ 1.45 (5/11).
  • Both teams to score: No @ 1.83 (5/6).

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