UE Santa Coloma vs Osijek
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 29th June 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Estadi Comunal d’Andorra la Vella.
UE Santa Coloma did not have much luck with the draw as they will take on the Croatian team for the second year in a row.
There is no need to even mention the enormous gulf in quality between the two sides and we expect to see Osijek completing the job and closing the tie in the first leg at Estadi Comunal d’Andorra la Vella.
UE Santa Coloma
UE Santa Coloma (not to be confused with Andorran champions FC Santa Coloma) conceded as many as seven goals over two legs of their last year’s tie with Lokomotiva Zagreb.
The team led by the Spanish manager Emiliano Gomez was the weakest defensive team in the Championship Round of last year’s 1a Divisio having allowed 34 goals in 27 games in the top flight of Andorran football.
Osijek, on the other side, showed a major improvement in comparison to the last couple of seasons when they mainly ended their domestic campaign in the bottom half of the standings.
The head coach Zoran Zekic can be thrilled with his team’s attacking form in the pre-season as Osijek notched seven goals past Dinamo Bucharest and Krsko within the last seven days.
UE Santa Coloma vs Osijek: Head to head
The two teams will get the opportunity to face each other for the first time ever this Thursday.
UE Santa Coloma vs Osijek: Prediction
As we stated above, the class difference is just huge and the only question is how serious Osijek will take two legs with the Andorrans.
There are no doubts that Zekic will want to instil some confidence in his players and grab the highest-margin win possible ahead of the second qualifying round.
UE Santa Coloma vs Osijek: Betting Tips
The HT/FT Osijek/Osijek bet is the banker at 1.44 odds by Bet365
You can also take Osijek -2.5 handicap at 1.98 odds with Bet365.