Coleraine vs Motherwell
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020
Kick-Off at 19.30 UK
Venue: The Showgrounds.
Northern Ireland never had success when it comes to European football club competitions, mainly because their main league is at low quality. However, getting an attractive opponent is always welcome, especially when opposition comes from the neighbourhood.
Scottish squad Motherwell will travel to The Showgrounds to face Coleraine, and bookmakers are expecting them to perform well and win the match. The current odds on the away win are at 1.66.
Can hosts cause a major upset here? Don’t forget there is only one match played and winner can be decided in extra time or penalties.
Coleraine vs Motherwell Head-to-head
There were no previous head to head meetings between Coleraine and Motherwell.
Coleraine vs Motherwell Prediction
Hosts from Northern Ireland have caused the biggest upset in the 1st Qualifying Round. They were massive underdogs in Slovenia against Maribor, a team which participated in UEFA Champions League group stages in a couple of occasions.
Coleraine won the match on penalties! The odds to see them go through were at 6.50. Result after 120 minutes of play was 1-1 with James McLaughlin scoring the goal for Irish side.
When it comes to the domestic campaign, it’s on pause at the moment, ending the previous season in second place, just four points behind Linfield.
As for their opponents, Motherwell had a great time in Scottish Premiership season 2019/2020. Start of the new campaign is equal to catastrophic disaster though – they are the last placed team seven rounds in with only five points on their account.
Start of the UEFA Europa League campaign went smoothly though with 5-1 home win against Glentoran.
Quality is obviously on visitor’s side, so picking Motherwell to win at 1.66 seems like a reasonable choice. Coleraine scored in four out of their last eight European matches, so Under 2.5 FT looks viable as well.
Coleraine vs Motherwell Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.66
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10.