Croatian 1 HNL Betting Tips

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The Croatian 1 HNL is the top men's professional football league in Croatia. The competition is also known as the the Croatian First Football League and Prva HNL.

The competition was established in 1992 and runs from July or August, ending in May with a two month break in December and February. Dinamo Zagreb the most successful club in the Croatian 1 HNL with 20 titles.

Croatian 1 HNL FAQ

Where can I watch Croatian 1 HNL Live Streams?

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Who has won the most Croatian 1 HNL titles?

Dinamo Zagreb are the most successful club with 20 Croatian 1 HNL titles. Hajduk Split are next best with six titles.

Who are the Croatian 1 HNL champions?

Dinamo Zagreb are the Croatian 1 HNL champions after winning their 20th title in 2018-19.

How many teams are in the Croatian 1 HNL?

There are currently 10 teams in the Croatian 1 HNL.

What teams play in the Croatian 1 HNL?

The 10 teams that currently play in the Croatian 1 HNL are Dinamo Zagreb, Gorica, Hajduk Split, Inter Zapresic, Istra 1961, Lokomotiva, Osijek, Rijeka, Slaven Belupo and Varazdin.

Croatian 1 HNL Live Streaming

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Croatian 1 HNL Betting Odds

All major online bookmakers will have odds available for the Croatian 1 HNL. The main football betting markets include full time result, match winner, draw, BTTS, first goalscorer, -1 handicap, over 2.5 goals and correct score.

Croatian 1 HNL Results

Check  the Croatian 1 HNL results and stats as soon as they happen to give yourself the best chance of finding value in the upcoming matches.

Croatian 1 HNL Champions, Runners-Up & Third Place

Hajduk Split won three of the first four Croatian 1 HNL titles, Croatia Zagreb winning the next four titles. Croatia Zagreb changed their name to Dinamo Zagreb and have dominated the competition.

Dinamo Zagreb won 11 straight titles from 2005-06 to 2015-16 with Rijeka becoming their main challengers.

SeasonChampionsRunners-upThird place
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2018-19 Dinamo Zagreb Rijeka Osijek
2017-18 Dinamo Zagreb Rijeka Hajduk Split
2016-17 Rijeka Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split
2015-16 Dinamo Zagreb Rijeka Hajduk Split
2014-15 Dinamo Zagreb Rijeka Hajduk Split
2013-14 Dinamo Zagreb Rijeka Hajduk Split
2012-13 Dinamo Zagreb Lokomotiva Rijeka
2011-12 Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split Slaven Belupo
2010-11 Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split RNK Split
2009-10 Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split Cibalia
2008-09 Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split Rijeka
2007-08 Dinamo Zagreb Slaven Belupo Osijek
2006-07 Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split NK Zagreb
2005-06 Dinamo Zagreb Rijeka Varteks
2004-05 Hajduk Split Inter Zaprešić NK Zagreb
2003-04 Hajduk Split Dinamo Zagreb Rijeka
2002-03 Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split Varteks
2001-02 NK Zagreb Hajduk Split Dinamo Zagreb
2000-01 Hajduk Split Dinamo Zagreb Osijek
1999-00 Dinamo Zagreb Hajduk Split Osijek
1998-99 Croatia Zagreb Rijeka Hajduk Split
1997-98 Croatia Zagreb Hajduk Split Osijek
1996-97 Croatia Zagreb Hajduk Split Hrvatski Dragovoljac
1995-96 Croatia Zagreb Hajduk Split Varteks
1994-95 Hajduk Split Croatia Zagreb Osijek
1993-94 Hajduk Split NK Zagreb Croatia Zagreb
1992-93 Croatia Zagreb Hajduk Split NK Zagreb
1992 Hajduk Split NK Zagreb Osijek

Croatian 1 HNL Fixtures

Pay special attention to the Croatian 1 HNL fixtures and check if any clubs could be resting players due to upcoming matches in the Croatian Cup, UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League.

Croatian 1 HNL Table

Check the Croatian 1 HNL table to see what teams are consistently challenging at the top of the table. Dinamo Zagreb are always challenging for the title with Rijeka finishing runners-up in five of the last six seasons and winning the title in 2016-17.

Osijek, Hajduk Split and Lokomotiva Zagreb are the other clubs likely to be battling for European qualification.

Many clubs are used to fighting relegation and are regularly at the bottom of the Croatian 1 HNL table. Identifying these teams and backing against them is a great way to consistently win your Croatian 1 HNL bets.

Croatian 1 HNL Format

The 10 teams in the Croatian 1 HNL play each other four times each season for a total of 36 matches.

The Croatian 1 HNL champions and 2nd placed team qualify for the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round. The club that finishes 3rd earns a place in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.

The teams that finish 4th and 5th alongside the Croatian Cup winners enter the Europa League second qualifying round, except when the Croatian Cup winners are also Croatian 1 HNL champions, in which case the Croatian Cup runners up take the spot in the Europa League.

The team that finishes bottom of the table is relegated to the Croatian Second Football League. The club that finishes 9th contests the relegation play-offs.

Croatian 1 HNL Highlights

Watch Croatian 1 HNL highlights at the Croatian Football Television YouTube channel.

Croatian 1 HNL News

Get all the latest Croatian 1 HNL news from the official Croatian 1 HNL website

Croatian 1 HNL Social Media

Follow the Croatian 1 HNL on social media.

Croatian 1 HNL History

The Croatian 1 HNL was formed in 1991 following the dissolution of the Yugoslav First League. A total of 12 clubs contested the first season which was expanded to 16 clubs and then 18 clubs in the 1993-94 season.

From the 2013-14 Croatian 1 HNL season the number of teams was reduced to ten.

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