HNK Sibenik have won each of their last five Croatia Cup meetings with Istra 1961; they’ve never previously won 54 league games in a row against the Istra 1961.
Istra 1961 have won just two of their 11 Croatia Cup away games against HNK Sibenik (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 24/02/2021.
None of the last 18 Croatia Cup meetings between HNK Sibenik and Istra 1961 have finished level, with the HNK Sibenik winning 24 to Istra 1961 four. Only HNK Sibenik v Istra 1961 and HNK Sibenik v Istra 1961 have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
HNK Sibenik have the best win rate in Croatia Cup derbies, with the HNK Sibenik winning 15 of their 95 such games (18%). Meanwhile, only Istra 1961 (71%) have a lower such win rate than Istra 1961 (30% - 25%).
HNK Sibenik haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the HNK Sibenik went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Istra 1961 are looking to win their opening two away Croatia Cup matches of a season for the 11 time 24/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Croatia Cup games, after HNK Sibenik in 24/02/2021.
HNK Sibenik have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 93 Croatia Cup games, as many times as they had in their previous 10 matches in the competition.
Istra 1961 boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Croatia Cup matches against HNK Sibenik, since winning his very first such encounter with HNK Sibenik in 24/02/2021 (1-0).
HNK Sibenik has been involved in 15 of HNK Sibenik’s 16 shots in the Croatia Cup so far this season (22 shots, 41 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 56 efforts last time out against HNK Sibenik (11 shots, 86 chances created).
Istra 1961 has been involved in six goals in his 36 Croatia Cup games against HNK Sibenik (16 goals, 35 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 88 vs Istra 1961).