10 teams, each plays the others four times - twice at home and twice away - for a total of 36 games each, over 36 game weeks.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2.* total goal difference; 3.* total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. away goals in hth matches (only if exactly two teams are tied); 7. goals scored in hth matches; 8. total goal difference; 9. total goals scored; 10. draw; 11. play-off.
* - tie-breakers only used for ties that do not involve promotion, relegation, UEFA competitions participation, or play-offs participation. In this case and if teams still cannot be separated, they occupy the same place.

Qualification for UEFA competitions:
1 place: UEFA Champions League Qualifiers
2-3 place: UEFA Champions League Qualifiers
4 place: possible UEFA Europa League Qualifiers (depends on HR Nogometni Cup outcome)

Relegation from the league:
9 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one 2. HNL team for 1 place in 1. HNL
10 place: relegated to 2. HNL

Promotion to the league:
1 team from 2. HNL
1 more team from 2. HNL possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2