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Osijek Istra betting prediction


Betting suggestion:

Osijek has a great opportunity to score in this round, so it should impose itself in the field. The visitors will not be able to make mistakes, so they will need to be aware. We see the hosts as favorites, so we will bet on their triumph at the end of the first half.
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Preview

Osijek and Istra 1961 meet at Stadion Gradski vrt, in a match for the 18th round of the 1. HNL. Osijek got an away win by (1‑4), in the last league head‑to‑head, played in 25‑11‑2020. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history favours the home team, since they have a record of 7 wins and 2 draws in the last 9 matches. Sure enough, the last time these teams met at this stadium, on 11‑07‑2020, in a match for the 1. HNL, Osijek won by (2‑0). The goals of the match were scored by D. Lopa (45' ) and A. Mance (82' ) for Osijek. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.

Analysis Osijek

After 11 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in the 2nd position, havinf won 36 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Lokomotiva Zagreb by (0‑3), after in the previous match they have won (1‑0) at home, against Šibenik. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. For the league, Osijek won 19 points out of 24 possible points, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 8 home matches.

In this competition, they have a sequence of 6 wins in the last home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (3 out of 8 matches). Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 17 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have only turned the score around in 1.

Osijek is fighting for the leadership and knows that adding three points in this round is essential. When playing against a team at the bottom of the table, winning becomes an obligation, especially in the situation in which the team finds itself. Therefore, it has to be in control of the game and do everything for the opponent does not play. Everything going as expected, the tendency is to get the desired result.

Confirmed Lineup: Ivica Ivušić, Danijel Lončar, Mihael Žaper, José Antonio Caro, Mato Miloš, Damjan Bohar, Marin Pilj, Petar Bočkaj, Vedran Jugović, Mario Jurčevič, Ramón Mierez.

Analysis Istra

The away team is currently in the 9th position of the league, with 13 points won, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Slaven Koprivnica, by (2‑1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Rijeka, by (1‑2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 36 conceded; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 18 conceded. Their last away match for this competition ended in a draw by (1‑1) against Varaždin. In the last 7 away league matches Istra 1961 has a record of 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 3 points out of 21 possible.

In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 7 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (3 out of 7 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 9 times and have only turned the score around in 1. In the last 7 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 6 goals between minutes (76'‑90').

Istra's fight, at least for the moment, is against relegation, after all it is at the bottom of the table. As there will be a complicated duel ahead, the team will have to redouble its attention, because otherwise the difficult will be greeter. Thus, the team will have to play cautiously, trying to take advantage of set pieces and counterattacks to surprise. Winning a victory is ideal, but a draw cannot be considered bad.

Confirmed Lineup: Ivan Lučić, Josip Šutalo, Luka Hujber, Josip Tomašević, Einar Galilea, Stefan Lončar, Mario Vojković, Antonio Ivančić, Matej Vuk, Antonio Perera, Josip Špoljarić.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Osijek Istra 1961 match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Osijek vs Istra 1961 match, on 30 January 2021, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Ghana, goes to: Osijek wins at half time ⇒ odd 1.66 at betfair.

👉 In which stadium will the Osijek Istra 1961 be played?

The Osijek vs Istra 1961 on 30 January 2021 will be played at Osijek, Stadion Gradski vrt.

 

1. HNL - 2020/2021

  • 62% 112 / 180 Games

  • Home team wins 41.96%
  • Draws 19.64%
  • Away team wins 38.39%
  • Over 1.5 69.64%
  • Over 2.5 50%
  • Over 3.5 25.89%
  • Goals 295
  • Goals /match 2.63
  • Goals /match home 1.38
  • Goals /match away 1.25
  • Both teams score 48.21%
  • Goals after 80' 19.32%
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