This week we will witness the second round of Croatia – 1. HNL. Let’s take a look at the match between NK Osijek and HNK Hajduk. These teams are on the same level and that’s the reason the odds are attractive. And I will take advantage of that.
Osijek currently occupy the 5th place after a disappointing goalless home draw against Slaven in the opening round. We may consider this draw an improvement as they finished the last season with 2 losses and suffered another loss in a friendly match against Puskás Akadémia early this month. The home team have the second-best defense in the league, keeping seven clean sheets in the last 10 games in all competitions. But the attacking line has been sloppy in the last 10 rounds, scoring only 8 goals. Looking at their home record, Osijek has lost once in the last 19 home games disputed and it will not be an easy task to beat that record.
On the other hand, Hajduk have started the season with a 2-0 victory, thus occupying the 3rd place. The visitors have proven to be clinical in front of goals, netting a total of 60 goals in the last season. However, their performance on away games has been poor; winning just 5 in a total of 18 games disputed. Hajduk’s current form consists of 3W – 2L and 2 of the victories were achieved on the road. The visitors only managed to keep a clean sheet twice in the last 10 games. So a lot of improvement is needed at the back to keep up with the attacking force.
All in all, these teams have opposite qualities. The home team plays defensively, whereas the visitors are a scoring machine. Last month, Osijek defeated Hajduk by a goal to nil and this is a perfect chance for the visitors to revenge themselves. I will base my choice on the current form of both teams and back HNK Hajduk to win this match. In order to enjoy the best odds in the market, sign-up on the best betting software!