Connah’s Quay vs Kilmarnock
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Belle Vue (Rhyl).
After the two stalwarts in the Scottish Premiership, Rangers and Celtic, Kilmarnock has carved a place for themselves as the best of the rest. And true to their status, the team has performed regularly well, stumbling once in a while against some of the in-form squads.
Their away form can be dealt with some improvement, but against a semi-professional club, they certainly are the favorites.
The team had ended up in the Championship Group in the Premiership in their last campaign and maintained their form from the regular season. The squad also had decent defense stats and conceded goals at a rate less than one per tie.
Opponents Connah’s Quay takes part in the Welsh Premier League. They are the huge underdogs for this match, considering their semi-professional status. True that they have the home advantage for this game, but do understand that the seating capacity is just around 1700.
Kilmarnock, who is one of the major players in Scotland, will have not much difficulty in dealing with this challenge, despite the away handicap.
Connah’s Quay vs Kilmarnock Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first competitive game between the two squads.
Connah’s Quay vs Kilmarnock Prediction
The Nomads were winless in four of their last five games and could score just a single goal from their last four fixtures. At home, they could manage just two wins from their last six match-ups.
Meanwhile, the Scottish side was unbeaten in ten of their last thirteen ties, and disregarding friendlies, they are currently on a winning streak of three clashes and kept clean sheets in two of these.
While they have suffered a bit on the road, it needs to be taken into account the quality of the opponents they come up against in these games. That type of obstacle won’t be a problem this Thursday. Quay is just not familiar with tough opponents of the likes of Kilmarnock and is in line for a massive reality check.
Count on the visitors to script a win out of this first leg, and hold a clear-cut advantage for the return fixture, where they would have the support of the crowd too.
Connah’s Quay vs Kilmarnock Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Kilmarnock to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Kilmarnock to Score in the First Half @ 1.40 (2/5).