Barry Town vs Cliftonville
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 27 June 2019
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Jenner Park (Barry).
Barry Town had finished atop league standings after the first phase of Welsh First Division was over, but they failed to maintain their form once the latter phase commenced. In the next ten matches, the team was able to return just two wins, and had a serious lack of goals throughout the season, compared to the other toppers.
Their last official tie was at home, and it ended in a commendable defeat for them. Right away in the 12th minute of the match, the hosts conceded an own goal, and later the guests added two more in the second half. All the home team could find solace was in the injury-time penalty, which put the scoreboard at 1-3.
Cliftonville, meanwhile, finished a modest fifth in both regular season standings, and playoff positions. Their defense was a cause for concern all through their campaign, and it was broken almost as if a relegation battler. With European ambitions in their list of objectives, the squad will definitely have to improve in that area.
Their last game saw them defeating Glentoran at home, with two extra-time goals. The regulation period had ended without goals after intense back-and-forth play.
Barry Town vs Cliftonville Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have not locked horns yet.
Barry Town vs Cliftonville Prediction
Barry Town conceded two or more goals in nine of their last eleven games, and in five of their last six home ties. Their counterparts, on the other hand, had a shaky defense this last season and conceded almost at a rate of a bottom-tier side.
To be precise, they let in 66 goals at the end of their league campaign, while the bottom-most Newry City had conceded just two more than them.
As such, expect both teams to have their backline broken at least once.
Regarding the result, Barry is going through a barren stretch and is winless in their last five ties. They also lost four of these fixtures and conceded a total of 20 goals from their last seven match-ups. At home, they are on a three-game losing run, and let in 13 goals from these three appearances alone, whereas Cliftonville won their last two contests, and was impressive in dealing with nerves, as both these wins came in the extra-time.
Count on them to avoid a loss at any cost this Thursday.
Barry Town vs Cliftonville Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score.
Double Chance: Cliftonville or Draw.