11
Nov

Istra vs. Rijeka (Croatia HNL) HALF LOST 1:2

Istra has been reinforced during the summer and already changed 2 coaches in new season. Things are not going as planned after Baskonia group took the charge inside and around the club, this is an transition phase and in this season Istra will look to save themselves from rellegation only. Couple of important players will be out today. Best player, attacker Mierez(10/7) is suspended today, same as defender Rubic(13/1), midfielders Obeng(9/2) and Traore(10/0).  Defender Franic(6/0) is injured while midfielders Sane(10/0) and Rodriguez(6/1) are not even on 70% of their fitness level. Rijeka changed a coach after 5 years and ex. Liverpool player Igor Biscan took the bench.  Started well (3-1-0) so far. Biscan had some bad vibes vs. Rijeka fans in the past and now is super motivated to show his class to all those who don’t believe in his skills. Rijeka boosted confidence by 5:1 win in last round vs. Rudes at home and will have not long travel since this is a local derby, and visitors will have great support here. Full squad is available for Rijeka. PICK: Rijeka -1.25 2.03 Pinnacle