Hajduk Split vs Rijeka prediction 14/09/2022

Hajduk Split

Hajduk Split

2 : 0

Rijeka

Rijeka

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  • Date: 14/09/2022
  • Competition: HNL
  • KO: 16:30 CET
  • Venue: Stadion Poljud (Split)

Rock-bottom of the HNL, Rijeka face a tough challenge when they travel south to take on Hajduk Split at the Stadion Poljud. 

The visitors arrive in the beautiful port city of Split struggling badly for form, having now failed to win any of their last 9 fixtures in all competitions with 7 losses and 18 goals leaked during that period.

Already eliminated from the Europa Conference League by Djurgården, Rijeka now finds themselves bottom of the HNL, having taken just 5 points from their opening 8 league matches.

Hosts Hajduk, while also eliminated in Conference League qualifying by Villareal, have made a stronger start to their domestic campaign, collecting 13 points from 7 matches, including a 5:1 win against Slaven Koprivnica in their most recent fixture at the Stadion Poljud.

Hajduk vs Rijeka Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals/Hajduk to win

While Hajduk have struggled somewhat in recent away matches, their home form has been outstanding, with the hosts winning each of their last 8 HNL matches in Split. Hajduk also scored 20 goals in those 8 wins, and they will be confident of making it 9 successive home victories with the visitors in such poor form in recent weeks.

On the road, Rijeka have lost 3 of their last 4 in all competitions and given Hajduk´s home form, a victory for Majstori s mora would seem a likely outcome. Hajduk have also won 6 of the last 8 meetings between these sides, although Rijeka did win 3:1 when these sides last met at this venue.

Goals should also be expected in this contest, with each of the last 6 meetings between these two teams seeing over 2.5 goals scored. 5 of those matches also saw BTTS.

Indeed, given recent form, perhaps the goals selection is a little more reliable with Hajduk seeing BTTS and over 2.5 goals scored in each of their last 4 home league victories, Likewise, the visitors have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of their last 7 away league matches, of which 5 also saw BTTS.

Given all that, a home win with BTTS looks to be a good call for this fixture, and while Hajduk are in great form at home, Rijeka do have a strong record at this venue, suggesting the safest play lies in backing either of the goal picks with the hosts a little short to back as overwhelming 1.44 odds on favourites (at the time of writing).

Hajduk Split vs Rijeka Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Hajduk Split

    2 : 0

    Rijeka

    1. HNL

  2. Rijeka

    0 : 3

    Hajduk Split

    1. HNL

  3. Hajduk Split

    1 : 3

    Rijeka

    1. HNL

  4. Rijeka

    2 : 3

    Hajduk Split

    1. HNL

  5. Hajduk Split

    1 : 2

    Rijeka

    1. HNL

Hajduk Split

Hajduk Split Team News

Head Coach Valdas Dambrauskas is unlikely to make too many changes to his starting XI, although former Verona forward Nikola Kalinic could make a return to the side.

Last matches of Hajduk Split

  1. Hajduk Split

    2 : 2

    Istra 1961

    1. HNL

  2. Hajduk Split

    2 : 0

    Rijeka

    1. HNL

  3. Šibenik

    1 : 1

    Hajduk Split

    1. HNL

  4. Hajduk Split

    5 : 1

    Slaven Koprivnica

    1. HNL

  5. Osijek

    2 : 1

    Hajduk Split

    1. HNL

Hajduk Split lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 91

    Lovre Kalinić

Defenders

  • 3

    David Čolina

  • 25

    Chidozie Awaziem

  • 17

    Dario Melnjak

  • 23

    Filip Krovinović

Midfielders

  • 8

    Stefan Simić

  • 6

    Marco Fossati

  • 77

    Emir Sahiti

  • 10

    Marko Livaja

  • 27

    Stipe Biuk

Forwards

  • 29

    Jan Mlakar

Rijeka

Rijeka Team News

New Head Coach Fausto Budicin is already under pressure just three months into the job, with the visitors losing 7 of their last 9 and already eliminated from European competition.

Following a limp 3:0 home reversal against Osijek, Budicin could be tempted to make several changes with the likes of Veldin Hodža and Nals Djouahra pushing for places in the starting lineup.

Last matches of Rijeka

  1. Rijeka

    0 : 0

    Šibenik

    1. HNL

  2. Hajduk Split

    2 : 0

    Rijeka

    1. HNL

  3. Rijeka

    0 : 3

    Osijek

    1. HNL

  4. Dinamo Zagreb

    3 : 1

    Rijeka

    1. HNL

  5. Rijeka

    1 : 2

    Varaždin

    1. HNL

Rijeka lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Nediljko Labrović

Defenders

  • 96

    Gabriel Lunetta

  • 5

    Niko Galešić

  • 12

    Andrija Vukčević

  • 18

    Lindon Selahi

Midfielders

  • 21

    Nikita Vlasenko

  • 11

    Prince Ampem

  • 25

    Veldin Hodža

  • 23

    Denis Bušnja

Forwards

  • 99

    Näis Djouahra

  • 9

    Jorge Obregón

Key Facts Hajduk Split vs Rijeka

  • Hajduk have won each of their last 8 home league matches
  • Hajduk have seen BTTS and over 2.5 goals scored in each of their last 4 home league matches
  • Rijeka have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of their last 7 away league matches, of which 5 also saw BTTS.
  • Each of the last 6 meetings between these sides saw over 2.5 goals scored. 5 of those matches also saw BTTS
  • Rijeka have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches (all competitions)

Main prediction Hajduk Split - Rijeka

Over 2.5 goals

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winrate

49% winrate

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5 wins in a row

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Hajduk Split & Rijeka current standing in 1. HNL

Club P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Dinamo Zagreb 10 9 1 0 30 - 11 +19 28
2 Hajduk Split 9 5 2 2 18 - 11 +7 17
3 Slaven Koprivnica 10 5 2 3 8 - 14 -6 17
4 Osijek 10 4 3 3 14 - 13 +1 15
5 Varaždin 10 4 3 3 13 - 13 0 15
6 Istra 1961 10 3 3 4 12 - 13 -1 12
7 Šibenik 10 1 7 2 7 - 8 -1 10
8 Lokomotiva Zagreb 10 3 0 7 15 - 18 -3 9
9 Rijeka 10 1 3 6 6 - 16 -10 6
10 Gorica 9 1 2 6 7 - 13 -6 5

Hajduk Split vs Rijeka - FAQ

? Hajduk Split Player to Watch
.Marko Livaja - The 29-year-old has scored 4 goals in 11 appearances for Hajduk this season.
? Rijeka Player to Watch
Lindon Selahi - The former Twente midfielder is a vital cog in the heart of this Rijeka side.
? Where to watch?
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