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Croatia League Predictions and Betting Tips

The Croatian Football League is getting more and more recognition in recent times. With various teams playing regularly in various European competitions, it has become one of the most interesting leagues to watch, let alone being sought for by punters as well. Known officially as the HNL, the league was able to produce numerous talents and is viewed as one of the leagues which can produce younger players who grow up to become regular team members of stronger European sides.

Croatia League Fixtures

Despite the quality found in the Croatia League, it hosts only 10 teams in its first division. Nevertheless, it is more than enough for you to make any kind of Croatia League prediction that you wish.

Each team plays one another in a round-robin system two times. There are actually two rounds, so they will need to play one another again, making up for four games between two teams during a season. This comes down to 36 games per team or 324 per season.

The team with the most points at the end of the season will be crowned as champion. They also earn a qualifying spot for the next season’s Champions League. Teams from two to three will be participating in the qualifying rounds of the Conference League in the upcoming season.

As far as relegation goes, only one team, the bottom team of the table, will be relegated to the First Football League. The champion of the said league will be promoted.

With all this said, there is quite a lot to hope about when placing bets on this league. It is very much okay if you happen to need some help, and we are the right people to provide it to you. First of all, we offer football expert insights that might offer help, as well as prime betting tips and predictions for further betting assistance.

Croatia League Stats

Talent and being able to recognise a good wager can help you for as long as possible. To really be successful at wagering and making an accurate Croatia League prediction will require you to follow both news and stats. We propose that you study the trends and statistics that come within this league if you are to improve your chances and experience.

Croatia League Goals Stats

When it comes to scoring goals, the Croatian League holds a mid-standard. Meaning that an average number of goals are scored during league matches. This means that you will have to adapt your Croatia League prediction based on the trends of the league.

So, for instance, last year, Dinamo Zagreb was involved in games that averaged 3.03 goals scored. Modri were followed by Hajduk Split at 2.94 and Lokomotiva Zagreb at 2.64.

Teams GP Avg 1.5+ 2.5+ 3.5+
Dinamo Zagreb 36 3.03 75% 58% 39%
Hajduk Split 36 2.94 83% 61% 33%
Lokomotiva 36 2.64 72% 61% 28%
Varazdin 36 2.56 78% 50% 25%
Rijeka 36 2.44 75% 42% 17%
Osijek 36 2.42 69% 42% 25%
Gorica 36 2.39 67% 39% 19%
Sibenik 36 2.22 69% 47% 19%
Istra 36 2.06 58% 33% 17%
Slaven Belupo 36 2.03 53% 33% 22%

Croatia League Win Stats

When we take a look at the league statistics more closely, we start seeing all the details needed to make a good Croatia League prediction. For instance, home teams were fairly dominant, with 43% of wins at home as opposed to only 28% of teams winning on the road. 29% of games ended in a draw.

During the entire season last year, we saw 445 goals scored in the Croatian League, averaging 2.47 goals. Home goals accounted for 1.36 on average, while away included 1.11 per game.

In terms of goalscoring, 70% of games ended with 1.5+ goals, 47% at 2.5+ goals, while 24% went to 3.5+ goals. Dinamo Zagreb won 81 points to win the league and was followed by Hajduk Split, which amassed 71 points during the season.

Croatia League Both Teams to Score (BTTS)

On a league scale, last season saw 48% of matches finish, with both teams scoring. This is close to half, and it shows how well-versed the strikers in the league are at scoring. On the other hand, we saw 32% of teams ending games without conceding any goals.

Dinamo Zagreb was involved in 61% of matches where both teams scored, while Sibenik saw 56% of their games ending with one team clean sheeting.

Dinamo Zagreb 36 61% 33%
Hajduk Split 36 53% 39%
Lokomotiva 36 58% 28
Varazdin 36 58% 25%
Rijeka 36 47% 28%
Osijek 36 47% 33%
Gorica 36 47% 28%
Sibenik 36 39% 25%
Istra 36 33% 47%
Slaven Belupo 36 39% 39%

Croatia League Betting Tips

When considering your bet and Croatia League prediction, the most important factor is taking the league’s best team into account – Dinamo Zagreb. Modri are the dominant force in the league and rarely lose a title. At the same time, they gather up most of the talent from other teams in Croatia in order to bolster their own squad each year.

For that reason, you should follow carefully how the other teams are doing. The home field does play a major advantage, and the number of wins on the road is not as high as you would think. Goal scoring is also not a problem and is something that players should consider. 24% of games ending at 3.5+ cannot be disregarded.

Also, players should take advantage of the unique double format that the league has. Being that the teams play each other four times during a season, you can calculate the previous results within a season and use them to support your future bets.

Croatia League Past Winners

Being that the HNL is a fairly young league, being established in 1992, it does not have a long history as some other European leagues do. The driving force of the league is Dinamo Zagreb, a team that has solely been able to win 24 titles out of 31 seasons played.

Their closest competitors are Hajduk Split, which has won only six titles. The only other HNL winners are Rijeka and NK Zagreb, as they have a single trophy.

Season  Champion Runners-Up
2022/23 Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split
2021/22 Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split
2020/21 Dinamo Zagreb Osijek
2019/20 Dinamo Zagreb Lokomotiva
2018/19 Dinamo Zagreb Rijeka

Croatia League Top Players

The main characteristic of the Croatian League is that it is a massive pool of footballing talent. It hosts a number of players who went on to make their names heard in the top leagues of Europe. Therefore, there are a lot of talented scorers in the league and knowing them can help you make a correct Croatia League prediction.

Season  Top Scorer Goals
2022/23 Marko Livaja (Hajduk Split) 19
2021/22 Marko Livaja (Hajduk Split) 28
2020/21 Ramón Miérez (Osijek) 22
2019/20 Antonio Čolak (Rijeka) 20
2018/19 Mijo Caktaš (Hajduk Split) 19

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