Croatian HFL Winner 2022/2023: Preview


The strongest football national league in Croatia started in July 2022 and will end in June 2023. During this period of time, 10 participants of the tournament will play 36 rounds. The team that scores the most points will win the HFL gold medals, and the last-placed club will be relegated. If you want to bet on the winner of the elite Croatian championship, we suggest that you follow the link

The main three claiming the championship title, according to bookmakers, is as follows: Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split and Osijek. The main giants of Croatian football, the Zagreb Blues, have the best chance of a trophy, but the nearest competitors still have time to prevent this.

Dinamo Zagreb

Wards of Ante Cacic at the beginning of November 2022 flew out of the UEFA Champions League group and completed their performances on the international stage. At the same time, Dinamo Zagreb looks confident in the domestic championship. After 16 games played, the Blues had a game in hand and were six points ahead of Hajduk from Split. Having won 13 victories, the inhabitants of Maksimir drew twice and lost once. The only defeat in the HFL from July to December, Dynamo suffered from Osijek on the road with a score of 0:1.

With the strongest attack and defense in the league, the brainchild of Mirko Barisic rarely loses points. In addition, after being eliminated from European competition, the Blues can fully focus on the national championship. So the club from the capital of Croatia is very likely to get the 17th “gold” of the domestic championship in a row.

Hajduk Split

Mislav Karoghlan’s guys rarely lose in the league, but often lose points due to draws, which makes it difficult for the Zagreb Blues to pursue. In 17 rounds of the HFL, Hajduk from Split had ten victories with five world and two fiascos. The “masters from the sea” lost to Dinamo Zagreb and Osijek in the August segment: both times on the road. After that, the “whites” have never lost in 2022, having issued a streak of 14 official matches without defeat.

The “masters from the sea” have a rather powerful line-up capable of imposing a fight on any opponent in the domestic championship of the country. But from time to time, the brainchild of Marina Brbic loses points with not strong opponents, such as Sibenik, Istra 1961 and Lokomotiv Zagreb. If the Whites don’t start scoring points more regularly, Dynamo Zagreb’s lead will increase, and it will be possible to forget about gold medals altogether.


The team from the right bank of the Drava River cannot boast of stable results this season. By the 17th round, Osijek was 11 points behind the leading Dynamo capital, and the fourth Belupo was ahead by 4 points. In the last five rounds of 2022, the White-Blues alternated victories and defeats. Having beaten dry Istra 1961, Dinamo Zagreb, as well as Sibenik, Michael Japer and partners, lost on the road to Varaždin and Hajduk from Split. Having a good attack, the brainchild of Ivan Mestrovic has only the fifth strongest defense in the league.

If in 2023 Osijek begins to gain points more regularly, then the White-Blues will be able to compete for silver medals. It is hardly worth counting on more for the inhabitants of the Gradsky Vrt stadium.

Our forecast

The main grandee of Croatian football is having an excellent season in the domestic arena and is very likely to get another title. Dynamo Zagreb rarely lose and the gap between the Blues and the closest pursuers should only grow. Hajduk Split and Osijek periodically give out excellent series of matches, but due to a more stable game and a strong squad, the silver is likely to be won by the masters from the sea, and the blue-whites will probably have to be content with the bronze.

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