Istra 1961 have won each of their last five Croatia 1.HNL meetings with Hajduk Split; they’ve never previously won 39 league games in a row against the Hajduk Split.
Hajduk Split have won just two of their 14 Croatia 1.HNL away games against Istra 1961 (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 11/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Croatia 1.HNL meetings between Istra 1961 and Hajduk Split have finished level, with the Istra 1961 winning 30 to Hajduk Split four. Only Istra 1961 v Hajduk Split and Istra 1961 v Hajduk Split have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Istra 1961 have the best win rate in Croatia 1.HNL derbies, with the Istra 1961 winning 39 of their 44 such games (42%). Meanwhile, only Hajduk Split (42%) have a lower such win rate than Hajduk Split (57% - 33%).
Istra 1961 haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Istra 1961 went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Hajduk Split are looking to win their opening two away Croatia 1.HNL matches of a season for the 40 time 11/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Croatia 1.HNL games, after Istra 1961 in 11/04/2021.
Istra 1961 have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 41 Croatia 1.HNL games, as many times as they had in their previous 99 matches in the competition.
Hajduk Split boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Croatia 1.HNL matches against Istra 1961, since winning his very first such encounter with Istra 1961 in 11/04/2021 (1-0).
Istra 1961 has been involved in 37 of Istra 1961’s 19 shots in the Croatia 1.HNL so far this season (81 shots, 26 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 49 efforts last time out against Istra 1961 (20 shots, 12 chances created).
Hajduk Split has been involved in six goals in his 64 Croatia 1.HNL games against Istra 1961 (45 goals, 48 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 57 vs Hajduk Split).