Rijeka vs Istra 1961 prediction: Rijeka vs Istra 1961 both had a very favorable start when they both won the first match at 1. HNL. This match will be an opportunity for the two teams to continue to have the opportunity to win important points. However, with the home-field advantage and superior class, Rijeka is completely confident to defeat the opponent.
- Match date: 04:55 pm on 2021/07/25
- Event: 1. HNL
- Stage: Matchday 2nd
- Location: Stadion HNK Rijeka
RIJEKA VS ISTRA 1961 PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
This is a match where Rijeka needs to show their bravery against a team that is underrated in all aspects like Istra 1961. However, Istra 1961 is gaining excitement after winning against Dragovoljac in the last match.
Slaven Belupo’s form in the last 5 matches: D W W W W
What Rijeka has shown in recent times is extremely impressive. After the last 5 matches, Rijeka did not lose any match instead they won 4 wins and 1 draw. Thus, Rijeka’s win rate accounts for 80% and this promises to be the tournament where this team plays explosively to compete for the championship with D. Zagreb.
In the opening match 1. HNL, Rijeka was playing at home and the opponent was Gorica. According to statistics at the end of the game, although they only possessed 47% of possession, Rijeka showed sharpness in attacks when defeating the opponent with a score of 2-0 and temporarily standing in the position 3rd on the chart.
Istra 1961’s form in the last 5 matches: L W D D W
For my part, Istra 1961 also had a bad performance after the last 5 matches. That is shown by the fact that Istra 1961 lost only 1 match, but immediately after that, it was unbeaten in 4 consecutive matches with 2 wins and 2 draws. These are quite positive signs for Istra 1961 on the way to realize its ambitions in this year’s tournament.
The last match Istra 1961 was played at home to welcome rookie team Dragovoljac. This can be considered as a suitable opponent for a middle-class team like Istra 1961 to win the first 3 points. At the end of 90 minutes, Istra 1961 got a gentle victory 3-1.
Select: Rijeka FT.
The difference in class between Rijeka vs Istra 1961 was clearly shown in the confrontations. After the last 5 matches, Rijeka defeated Istra 1961 3 times and lost only 1. Thus, Rijeka’s win rate against Istra 1961 corresponds to 60%.
In the last match the two teams met, Rijeka won the match. At the end of 90 minutes, Rijeka defeated the home team Istra 1961 with a score of 2-1.
Select: Rijeka FT.
Rijeka has shown strength on the offensive front in the last 5 matches with 14 goals, averaging 2.8 goals/match. However, Rijeka is not too sure about the defense when they have conceded 7 goals.
For Istra 1961’s part, this team has not been outstanding in terms of attack in the last 5 matches. The number of goals that Istra 1961 players scored together was reused at 7. In addition, the number of goals conceded by Istra 1961 is also stopping at 1 goal/match.
With Over/Under 2.5, Rijeka has had 4 out of the last 5 matches on Over. For Istra 1961, they have 3 times to do the same thing.
Select: Over 2.5 FT.
Rijeka vs Istra 1961 Prediction: Rijeka 3-1 Istra 1961 FT (1-1 H1).
The above is information about the prediction in the 2nd match of 1. HNL between Rijeka vs Istra 1961 on 2021/07/25 of the CMD368 bookie.