Ballymena United vs NSI Runavik
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, June 27th 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ballymena Showgrounds (Ballymena).
The hosts lost out on the spot for Champions League Qualification after coming in second behind Linfield in the NIFL Premiership, trailing by seven points in the table.
The squad have the second best goal difference in the league this season and are currently on a five-match unbeaten run. Their recently concluded fixture in the league saw them keep a clean sheet, apart from finding the back of the net thrice in the ninety minutes.
David Jeffrey’s side will hope to find a winning run of form in their tests across Europe, with their first qualifier against NSI Runavik certain to be a tough one.
The visitors came in second in the Faroe Islands Premier league and were eighteen points short of catching the leaders Havnar Boltfelag.
The squad were held to a draw in their last match against B36 Torshavn and will be eying their visit to the Ballymena Showgrounds in Ballymena as the perfect opportunity to bounce back to winning ways.
Ballymena United vs NSI Runavik Head to head (h2h)
The teams yet to register a single head to head clash against each other.
Ballymena United vs NSI Runavik Prediction
The away side are not the favorites to come out on top in the clash between the two teams on Thursday.
The visitors have not been consistent in registering a win in their last five trips on the road. The squad have managed just two wins and a draw, while the other two matches ended in a loss. They have, however, managed to rack up thirteen goals in the process and have conceded just six.
The hosts have been impressive on home soil. They have suffered a loss in just one out of their last five home matches and have picked up two clean sheets along the way. Their last home match against Barry saw them snatch the win from behind after both teams failed to find a decider before the interval.
Considering that the two teams have been successful in picking up goals in their last three matches, we can certainly bet on both teams getting their names on the score sheet.
David Jeffrey’s men, however, are likely to score more goals than the visitors and will be taking the win at the end of the ninety minutes, while their opponents will have to find a way to turn things around in the away leg.
Ballymena United vs NSI Runavik Betting tips
Home win @ 1.80
Both teams to score @ 1.95.