Slaven Koprivnica and Istra 1961 meet at Gradski Stadion, in a match for the 32nd round of the 1. HNL. The two teams tied (0‑0), on 03‑11‑2019, in the previous meeting for this edition of the league. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 6 wins and 3 draws in the last 9 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 03‑11‑2019, in a match for 1. HNL that ended in a draw by (0‑0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Slaven Koprivnica :
The home team is currently in 7th position, with 31 points won, after 8 wins, 7 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Rijeka by (1‑0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Hajduk Split, by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 20 suffered; against 8 victories, 4 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 13 suffered. In their last 10 home matches for the championship, Slaven Koprivnica has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2, winning 16 points in 30 possible. In 31 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 17 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 15 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 13 goals between minutes (16′ ‑ 30 ‘).
Slaven is not working hard in the competition, but he needs to be vigilant so as not to get involved in the final stretch. Therefore, you will have to focus on good results, especially playing at home. If you do not lose points in your stadium, you will achieve your goal, which is to remain in the elite. Therefore, he comes to this game wanting to add the three points and he knows that he is capable. However, he cannot think that he will have facilities, so much so that he must play good football to avoid a bad surprise.
Istra 1961 :
The visiting team is currently in 9th position, with 23 points won, after 5 wins, 8 draws and 18 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Varaždin, by (3‑0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Lokomotiv Zagreb, by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have registered 3 draws and 12 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away games for the championship, Istra 1961 has recorded 1 draw and 9 losses, so they won 1 point in 30 possible.
In this competition, they lost the last 8 away matches and did not win any of the last 13 away matches. In their away matches for the league the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (8 in 16 matches). The team allowed the opponent goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 11 of the last 15 that they played there were less than 3 goals. In 31 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 20 times and never got the comeback.
The Croatian league is getting closer and closer to the end and this is beginning to worry teams. Istra is in the playoff relegation zone, which is very bad. However, this is a reflection of his poor performance throughout the season. They still have a chance to remain in the elite, but they must show the evolution in the last games. You should achieve as many good results as possible, even away from home. Therefore, you will have to come up with a strategy that is capable of stopping the home team.