NK Varazdin vs Hajduk Split
Stadion Anelko Herjavec, Croatia.
30.07.22 at 22:00
The visitors kick off their second matchday against NK Varazdin at the Stadion Anelko Herjavec after the match against Rijeka was postponed. A victory for them is surely on the cards as they aim to maintain their second-place position.
They still have a long way to go because all that is left for them to do is maintain their position, if that is even possible given the fierce opposition that is already vying for their attention as they face off against Hajduk Split.
Making their presence felt at the Stadion Aldo Drosina, they put Istra 1961 under pressure, leading to two goals in the second half, the first of which came in the seventh minute following Marin's strike in the 70th minute, to end the day with a 2-1 victory.
Without a doubt, they'll want to keep their position by any means possible. They now hold sixth place in the standings with three points, one win, and a loss they suffered in the first round against Slaven Belupo.
They played in a friendly match against Al-Sharjah on Wednesday, which they easily won by a score of 2-1, and this will give them the confidence they need to defeat Hajduk Split at home.
They have only played one match thus far after their match against Rijeka was postponed, and in that match they were able to defeat Istra 1961 to earn three points.
The visitors are now in second place in the standings, and they will need to maintain their current pace if they don't want to see their position threatened by the number of rivals who are prepared to unseat them in their comfortable position.
Now, they may breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they won't need to go above and beyond to win when they play Varazdin, whom they previously defeated on the road by a score of 1-0 in league play and by a score of 4-2 in club friendly.
- NK Varazdin has not won any of their last three meetings with Hajduk Split.
- Only one of Hajduk Split's last five games against Varazdin has ended in a loss.
Varazdin has prevailed seven times in the previous 42 confrontations, compared to Hajduk Split's 29, with six games ending in draws.
Expert Betting Tips
Hajduk Split shouldn't have any problems achieving their goal of defeating the home team, despite the fact that they have done so in the majority of their prior encounters.
The least that Varazdin can do is put up a valiant effort to prevent the visitors from scoring, which in this case is unlikely, even though they are aware that a victory won't come as easily as they had anticipated.
With excitement of regaining momentum in preparation for their second matchday of the season and keeping their second-place standing will be crucial in determining whether they defeat Varazdin. Therefore, betting on them to win this time is worthwhile.
As I'm a little unsure about the likelihood of goals in this game, I think taking the visitors' -1 asian handicap is a safer bet. Goals may or may not be scored on both ends, but overall, I think the visitors will win.
- Handicap 2 -1 for 1.70
- Hajduk Split Corners Over 5.5 for 1.72
- 2X & TU 3.5 for 1.62