Balzan FC vs Domzale
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Venue: Centenary Stadium (Ta’ Qali).
The hosts had a lucky break this year and booked their berth in the round of sixteen despite finishing sixth in the league. An intense FA Trophy final clash with Valetta finished in favor of hosts after the match went into penalties after extra time and their opponents failed to win the battle of nerves.
The squad will be hoping to capitalize on the opportunity that has been handed to them but it will not be coming easy by any means. They will have to put on a much better performance than what they did in the domestic league last season, where they were just not consistent enough in finding a winning form.
Their foes for Thursday, Domzale, were the second best goal-scoring team in the league last season and finished third in the table. The team were undefeated in their last five games in the league and will be hoping to record a positive start to their endeavors in Europe with a win this week.
The winner, at the end of the two legs, will progress to the quarterfinals and take on the side that comes out on top in the tie between Malmo FF and Ballymena.
Balzan FC vs Domzale Head to head (h2h)
The teams have not previously met each other on any occasion.
Balzan FC vs Domzale Prediction
The away team are likely to clinch the win and a crucial away goal when the teams meet each other for the first time on Thursday.
The hosts made a narrow entry into the cup this year and will have to step up their game by a mile if they are to fancy their chances of staying in the knock out rounds. Their inconsistency in keeping a winning run of form consigned them to a sixth-place finish in the league and could come haunting them in their European campaign as well.
The away side fared a lot better in their respective domestic league and rounded up their campaign in style by scoring eleven goals in their last three matches. Thirty-five of the away side’s seventy-six goals last season came on the road and so we can certainly count on them to find the back of the net at least once this week.
We can also rule out the chances of the game being a high scoring one, with the away side likely to edge past the hosts by not more than a slender margin.
Balzan FC vs Domzale Betting tips
Domzale to win with Asian Handicap -1.5 @ 2.10 odd.