2022/2023 HNL (Croatia) Previews, Betting Odds and Live Scores

Find out everything you need to know about HNL football in Croatia on Oddspedia. Check the latest standings, results, statistics and live streaming information for all matches in the league. Furthermore, our odds comparison will show you the best odds for all the upcoming matches in the HNL, and which bookmakers you can make the most profit with your football bets.

To get you in the perfect mood for the next HNL matchday, we will now present you with our preview for the upcoming matches. So, you can astound your friends and hopefully turn a profit at the bookies with your newfound football knowledge. This by using the interesting facts,  latest footballing news and the many useful statistics that we will now bestow upon you!

1. HNL Round 17 Preview

Between 11/12/2022 and 11/13/2022, soccer fans all over the world will excitedly be watching the 1. HNL teams in Croatia fight for a victory in one of the five matches of the 17th matchday. First game of round 17 will begin on 11/12/2022 and will end on 11/13/2022. The 17th round starts on Saturday at 14:00 with a match between NK Lokomotiva Zagreb and NK Istra 1961. Last match of the round will have HNK Rijeka and GNK Dinamo Zagreb will be competing for the three points on 11/13/2022 at 16:30.

Already, last week we saw some interesting matches, for example when HNK Hajduk Split faced NK Osijek and defeated them 3-1. Furthermore, there was the match between GNK Dinamo Zagreb vs. HNK Sibenik. Here, GNK Dinamo Zagreb was the winner, defeating HNK Sibenik 3-0. Yet another very excting match was NK Slaven Belupo vs. NK Lokomotiva Zagreb, although no team managed to prevail and it ended in a 0-0 draw. Here, on Oddspedia, we provide you with a detailed overview and statistics of the upcoming 1. HNL matchday in Croatia– detailed statistics forall the games on the fixtures, the teams and their recent form.

The best clashes from Round 17

Probably the most anticipated match will be NK Slaven Belupo vs HNK Hajduk Split on 11/12/2022 at 16:30. HNK Hajduk Split has the upper hand in this match, since they are currently on the second place in the table. However, they still want to make sure to keep their rank. HNK Hajduk Split won their last match against NK Osijek, while NK Slaven Belupo didn't manage to score 3 points. So it will be exciting to see if they'll take this match as a chance to compensate for this. With two wins and one loss out of their last five games NK Slaven Belupo also had a quite mixed performance lately on which they could now improve. HNK Hajduk Split, on the other hand, performed better: They managed to win most of their last games.

Another match fans are looking forward to takes place on 11/13/2022 at 16:30. Here, HNK Rijeka (currently in 7th place) will face GNK Dinamo Zagreb (1st place). They both could overthrow their opponent in their last match (GNK Dinamo Zagreb played against HNK Sibenik and HNK Rijeka won against NK Varazdin), so they will both be motivated to continue their winning streak. Looking at the teams' performance in their last matches can also be an indicator about their current form: HNK Rijeka played a great season lately, winning the majority of their games. GNK Dinamo Zagrebwas however also able to win 3 of their last five games.

People are also excited to see HNK Sibenik fight against NK Osijek. They currently are in 9th place and 3rd place, making their match interesting to watch. Both will have to step up their game and show their fans what they're made of, since none of them won their last match. You can also look at their recent performance to get an idea of their chances in the upcoming match: NK Osijek managed to be victorious in most of their recent games, winning 3 out of their last 5. Of their last five games, HNK Sibenik lost 3, so they will have to improve their performance to win this match.

Scheduled Matches for This Week

The following games of the current matchday are scheduled for this week:

12/11/2022:

  • NK Lokomotiva Zagreb - NK Istra 1961 14:00 UTC
  • NK Slaven Belupo - HNK Hajduk Split 16:30 UTC

13/11/2022:

  • HNK Gorica - NK Varazdin 11:55 UTC
  • HNK Sibenik - NK Osijek 14:00 UTC
  • HNK Rijeka - GNK Dinamo Zagreb 16:30 UTC

League Table

GNK Dinamo Zagreb are currently leading the table with 38 points and a goal differencial of 26 (41 scored and 15 received). So far, they have won 12 out of their 15 matches–and since they're leading by 4 points they don't have to worry too much about losing. HNK Hajduk Split (4/34pts), however, could use their match against NK Slaven Belupo (4/25pts), to narrow the gap to the leader. In any case, players will give their best to help their team win. But not only the top of the table has some interesting matches to offer–teams in the lower half also have to fight hard to stay in their league and not finish the season in last place.

The biggest positive change in position, compared to the last matchday, has been made by HNK Rijeka (8/15 points), who moved up one position and are now in 8th place in the league. On the other side, NK Lokomotiva Zagreb (7/15 points) made the biggest loss in positions, losing a total of two ranks.

1. HNL in a Glance: How many matches are played?

10 teams are fighting for the title in the 1. HNL 22/23. Of the total 182 matches the teams have to participate in this season, 82 matches have already been played, leaving 100 still to go. The current season started on 07/15/2022 and will have games played until 06/04/2023. One team will be demoted to a lower league where they will have to prove themselves in the next season. Also, the first three teams will qualify to play in bigger tournaments.

The Best Players

Currently, Marko Livaja is dominating the league and leading the list of the best players by points. This season, he scored eleven goals and assisted with three goals. HNK Hajduk Split is the team of the league's 2nd best player, Bruno Petkovic, who until now scored eight goals and made three assists. Following, at the 3rd position, we find a player of GNK Dinamo Zagreb, who scored six goals since the beginning of the season and assisted his teammates in scoring 4: GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

These are the current top 10 players of the league by points:

RankPlayer nameTeamGoals/Assists
1Marko LivajaHNK Hajduk Split11/3
2Bruno PetkovicGNK Dinamo Zagreb8/3
3Mislav OrsicGNK Dinamo Zagreb6/4
4Mijo CaktasNK Osijek7/2
5Laszlo KleinheislerNK Osijek6/1
6Ante ErcegNK Istra 19616/0
6Sandro KulenovicNK Lokomotiva Zagreb5/1
6Dion Drena BeljoNK Osijek6/0
9Fran BrodicNK Varazdin5/0
9Dario SpikicGNK Dinamo Zagreb3/2

Who are the top goalscorers in the league?

Looking at the list of the league's best goal scorers, a player of HNK Hajduk Split is leading the list with eleven goals: Marko Livaja. He's followed by a player of GNK Dinamo Zagreb who so far managed to score eight goals in the 1. HNL 22/23: Bruno Petkovic. Will he be able to claim the title of the top goal scorer at the end of the season? Further down the list, Mijo Caktas of NK Osijek, having scored seven goals so far, is also trying to work his way up to the top of the goal-getter list.

Counting only the goals scored, the following players are the best in the league:

RankPlayer nameTeamGoals
1Marko LivajaHNK Hajduk Split11
2Bruno PetkovicGNK Dinamo Zagreb8
3Mijo CaktasNK Osijek7
4Mislav OrsicGNK Dinamo Zagreb6
4Laszlo KleinheislerNK Osijek6
4Ante ErcegNK Istra 19616
4Dion Drena BeljoNK Osijek6
8Sandro KulenovicNK Lokomotiva Zagreb5
8Fran BrodicNK Varazdin5
8Arber HoxhaNK Slaven Belupo5

Assists Rankings

Most goals can only be shot when at least two players work together and combine their forces to work their way around the opponent's defense. Therefore, it is also important to take a look at the top assisting players. In the 1. HNL 22/23, the player that assisted his teammates the most to score a goal is Mislav Orsic–he assisted a total of 4 times. Following him, three players of HNK Hajduk Split, GNK Dinamo Zagreb and HNK Rijeka are also trying to reach the top of the best assisting players list: Marko Livaja, Bruno Petkovic and Prince Ampem are all competing to take the lead.
Looking at the total assists per player, this is the current status of the list containing the best assisting players:

RankPlayer nameTeamAssists
1Mislav OrsicGNK Dinamo Zagreb4
2Marko LivajaHNK Hajduk Split3
2Bruno PetkovicGNK Dinamo Zagreb3
2Prince AmpemHNK Rijeka3
5Mijo CaktasNK Osijek2
5Dario SpikicGNK Dinamo Zagreb2
5Petar BockajGNK Dinamo Zagreb2
5Luka IvanusecGNK Dinamo Zagreb2
5Dario MelnjakHNK Hajduk Split2
5Luka MarinNK Istra 19612

Most Cards Given to Players

Fairness and sportsmanship are also very important when evaluating players and teams. Hence, it can be good to know which of the players aren't too particular about fairness. Currently, the player with the most cards is Mateo Maric, who received a total of seven cards this season. Other players with a high card count are Anthony Kalik, Mario Marina, Einar Galilea, Jorgo Pellumbi and Mislav Matic. The following list shows the players in the league who received the most bookings:

RankPlayer nameTeamRed/Yellow
1Mateo MaricNK Lokomotiva Zagreb1/6
2Anthony KalikHNK Hajduk Split0/6
2Mario MarinaNK Slaven Belupo0/6
2Einar GalileaNK Istra 19610/6
2Jorgo PellumbiNK Varazdin0/6
2Mislav MaticHNK Sibenik0/6
7Chidozie AwaziemHNK Hajduk Split0/5
7Lindon SelahiHNK Rijeka0/5
7Andris HerreraNK Varazdin0/4
7Jon MersinajNK Lokomotiva Zagreb0/5

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HNL Live Streaming and TV Schedule

Here at oddspedia, you can discover where to watch all HNL Football matches live on TV and/or via live stream. Simply, select the game you wish to watch and you will be presented with TV listings and live stream options for the game.

Also, you can see below the upcoming HNL Matches in Croatia with available live streams. So you will not miss out on any of the Football action!

If you are unable to travel to the game or watch the football match live on TV or via a live stream. And you do not feel like subscribing to a paid service, do not despair. As you can stay up to date with the on-field action with our HNL Live Match Tracker. Thereby, viewing the match momentum which enables you to make an informed decision on in-play betting or even to cash out your bet.

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Best HNL Odds 

Get the best possible betting odds offered on any football match by using our Oddspedia Football odds comparison. Thereby, benefit from the best real-time HNL betting odds collected from all the reputable betting sites in your country.

You can see the latest betting odds for HNL in the 1x2 column. Also,  Long-term bets for HNL can be found via the outrights tab. Click on the event to see a detailed odds comparison of both live and pre-match odds. Additionally, you will find movement and changes to the football betting odds of the match.

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