Anorthosis Famagusta vs Laci
UEFA Europa League Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Stadio Antonis Papadopoulos (Larnaca).
Cyprian side Anorthosis is going to face Laci from Albania in the first-leg clash of the Europa League qualifiers first round.
Home side finished their last season’s campaign on the 3rd spot and they secured the participation in the Europa League qualifiers. In the very finish of the season, they weren’t too convincing as they celebrated only once in the last five rounds.
Anorthosis have been involved in a lot of draws last season and although they suffered only five defeats, Michal Duris and the lads didn’t manage to challenge the title. The hosts haven’t been too productive in compare to their main rivals, but their defence was one of the tightest in the competition.
Thanks to the very impressive finish of the last season and the fact that Skenderbeu have been banned for the participation in the European cups, Laci snatched their place in the Europa League qualifiers.
The visitors closed the previous season with four victories in a row which helped them climb to the 4th spot. Besnik Prenga’s side improved their attacking work significantly and produced 20 goals in the closing six matches, which is almost the half of their total goals scored. However, they haven’t been too good when playing at away grounds where they suffered eight defeats.
Anorthosis Famagusta vs Laci Head-to-head
The visitors didn’t have too many opportunities to participate in the continental competitions and these two sides haven’t met yet. On the other hand, Anorthosis are regular participants in the qualifiers of the European cups and they haven’t faced an Albanian side so far.
Anorthosis Famagusta vs Laci Prediction
Anorthosis are strong favourites in this tie and they should be able to secure a confident home victory for their safe trip to Albania next week. They are much stronger than their opponents and shouldn’t have major problems of progressing to the next round.
Since Laci have been involved in very high scoring matches in the finish of the last season, while the hosts can produce enough in this one, the clash should go above 2.5 margin. Anorthosis should have the chance to improve their attaching record in this match.
Anorthosis Famagusta vs Laci: Bet Tips
Home win HT/FT @ 1.73
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.65.