Our prediction for this Croatia HNL match:
Stadion Aldo Drosina will host Dalmatian derby between Istra and Rijeka. The two teams faced each other in a warm-up game in May, with Rijeka crushing Istra 5-1, and, no doubt, the hosts are hungry for revenge. Ivan Prelec’s troops are eager to escape the danger zone, but they would be happy with one point from the match against their local rivals.
The Rijecki bijeli are brimming with confidence following a come-from-behind cup win over Osijek, and given their attacking potential, we believe that away win should be considered. Simon Rozman’s men are determined to book their place in the Champions League, and they must pick up all three points from the games against the relegation strugglers if they are to secure a top-two finish. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Antonio-Mirko Colak, who once again proved his worth in the 3-2 win over Osijek.