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Hajduk Split vs Dinamo Zagreb H2H – Hajduk Split are all set to host defending HNL (Croatian Football League) champions Dinamo Zagreb in the Croatian Derby at the Stadion Poljud this Sunday afternoon. With the hosts flying high on top of the HNL, this will be a battle for the top spot in the division and bragging rights between two of Croatia’s most prominent sides.
Hajduk Split vs Dinamo Zagreb H2H: The story so far
Hajduk Split and Dinamo Zagreb’s rivalry traces back to the 1920s when teams from Zagreb and Hajduk competed in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia championship. The two sides have met each other 213 times in their history, with the game being held at Hajduk Split’s home ground on 103 occasions. It has been held in Zagreb’s home ground 113 times and three times at a neutral venue.
- Hajduk Split wins: 63
- Draws: 56
- Dinamo Zagreb wins: 90
Dinamo Zagreb have clearly had the upper hand over their rivals in their head-to-head encounters in history. However, they’ve found it difficult to defeat them easily in recent years, having won just two of their last five meetings against Hajduk. This is something that the Whites aim to end at home this time around and take control of the HNL title race.
History in the making
Interestingly, Hajduk Split have not won back-to-back league matches against Dinamo Zagreb in almost 15 years now – having last done it in the 2008/09 season. They aim to end that streak with a win on Sunday.
Hajduk Split vs Dinamo Zagreb: Last five H2H matches
Dinamo Zagreb 1-2 Hajduk Split (21 July 2023)
The last time these two Croatian heavyweights met was towards the start of the 2023/24 HNL season. Bruno Petkovic had actually given Dinamo the lead. But an inspired second-half performance saw Hajduk earn a thrilling win after goals from Marko Livaja and a dramatic 93rd-minute winner from Rokas Pukstas.
Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 Hajduk Split (15 July 2023)
Just a few days before their exciting clash, Zagreb defeated their rivals 1-0 in the Croatia Super Cup game thanks to a winner from Martin Baturina.
Hajduk Split 0-0 Dinamo Zagreb (30 April 2023)
The final Croatian Derby between these two sides in the 2022/23 season turned out to be an eventful 0-0 draw as Hajduk failed to derail their rivals’ charge towards the HNL title.
Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 Hajduk Split (26 February 2023)
Dinamo Zagreb unleashed a tour de force upon Hajduk Split at home last season with a huge 4-0 win. They romped to a 3-0 lead in the first 40 minutes, with Arijan Ademi, Martin Baturina and Liva Ivanusec all scoring. The latter completed his brace in the second half to cap off a dominant win.
Hajduk Split 1-1 Dinamo Zagreb (21 October 2022)
Hajduk Split were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home towards the start of the 2022/23 HNL season by Zagreb. Despite Marko Livaja giving them the lead, a second-half equalizer from Bruno Petkovic forced the two to share points.
Hajduk Split humiliate Dinamo Zagreb at home
Hajduk Split piped Dinamo to the Croatian Football League title in the 2003-04 season and their huge home win played a key role in that. They outclassed Zagreb with a 3-1 win at home thanks to three goals in the first 30 minutes. The win helped create a gap in the title race and gave them the confidence to win their fifth league title.
Hajduk Split vs Dinamo Zagreb H2H – Final Prediction
Even though Hajduk Split are currently on top of the table, Dinamo Zagreb have hit top form right in time for this derby. With both teams enjoying impressive starts to the season, this could be a tight game.
We’re going for a 1-1 draw in which Marko Livaja gets on the score sheet for the hosts.
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