Brann vs Shamrock Rovers
Europa League Qualifying
Date: Thursday, 11th July 2019
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Brann Stadion (Bergen).
Brann are being tipped to be just too good for Irish giants Shamrock Rovers and are being backed at 1/3 when the two teams meet in this first leg Europa League qualifying match to take place in Norway.
Brann are in decent form and haven’t lost a game in their last 4 matches with their last defeat coming at the end of May against Rosenborg. However the club have also been struggling for wins and have drawn 3 of their last four games.
Shamrock Rovers are the clear outsiders here and they can be backed at 8/1 to win this game. Shamrock Rovers last game was on July 7th just a few days ago when they drew 0-0 at home to Sligo Rovers. However from their last 4 games they have lost two of them.
Brann vs Shamrock Rovers: Head to Head
The teams have only met once before, this was in 2015 in an international friendly game. Shamrock Rovers who were at home won the match 3-2.
Brann vs Shamrock Rovers: Prediction
Brann are not the odds on big favourites for no reason and in almost every department they boast better players than their opponents. Also Shamrock will be expected to give Brann a good game in Ireland for the 2nd leg but this match looks too hard for them. They don’t seem to travel well and it will take an almighty performance to get something from this game.
The reality for Shamrock will be to keep the score low, for the 2nd leg to be relevant and that will be the main job for the away side. Shamrock will approach the game to try and soak up the pressure and frustrate Brann, and this game will be all about focus for Shamrock, do that and they give themselves a chance for the return match.
Brann vs Shamrock Rovers: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80).