Rijeka vs Dinamo Zagreb prediction and betting tips - May 22, 2024
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Rijeka vs Dinamo Zagreb prediction and betting tips - May 22, 2024

Tournament: Croatian Cup
Location: Stadion HNK Rijeka
Match date: 22.05.2024

On May 22, 2024, the second leg of the Croatian Cup final will be played between Rijeka and Dinamo Zagreb.

Key statistics and trends:

  • The most common scoreline between these clubs is 1-0 in favor of Dinamo Zagreb (10 times).
  • Dinamo Zagreb scored in 22 consecutive matches before the goalless draw in the first final.
  • Dinamo wins the first half in 52% of matches, while Rijeka does so in 44%.

Rijeka - Form Analysis: A Good Season

The "Whites" couldn't replicate their peak performance from their 2017 championship season, but they managed to return to second place. In the final rounds of the league, the team played with the knowledge that they would finish as runners-up, focusing on their attempts to compete for the cup—their last title was in 2022. They made a significant step towards success by securing a goalless draw in the away leg.

Dinamo Zagreb - Form Analysis: Confirming Their Level

The "Blues" secured the Croatian championship ahead of time for the seventh consecutive year. Before Rijeka’s one-off success, the capital club had also been dominating. Although they did not exhibit their usual dominance this season, they managed to pull away from Rijeka with a strong finish, with no other competitors—Hajduk Split lagged behind by fifteen points. Now, they aim to achieve the "double," with only one step remaining. At home, they managed a fair 0-0 draw.

Rijeka: Team News

There are no personnel issues ahead of this decisive match.

Dinamo Zagreb: Team News

All players are fit and ready to return to the field.

Rijeka vs. Dinamo Zagreb: Possible Starting Lineups

Rijeka (Possible Lineup): Nevistic - Ristovski, Theophile-Catherine, Berno - Vidovic, Baturina, Misic, Sucic, Pierre-Gabriel - Petkovic, Kulenovic

Dinamo Zagreb (Possible Lineup): Labrovic - Goda, Radelic, Mitrovic, Smolcic - Pjaca, Selahi, Fruk, Hoja, Pasalic - Ivanovic

Previous Matches

The last time the "Whites" won was in 2021, also in the cup. Since then, they have managed only one draw in the next ten encounters.

Free Prediction for the Rijeka vs. Dinamo Zagreb Match on May 22:

The visitors should approach this match with more focus than they did at home. We believe that their superior class will bring them victory, but a "0" handicap is advisable (odds – 1.77).