Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs Connah’s Quay
Europa League First qualifying round
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stroitel Stadion (Soligorsk).
Shakhtyor Soligorsk grabbed a well-deserved 3-1 win in the first leg and are heavy favorites in the reverse leg at their own backyard.
This is Shakhtyor’s 8 consecutive season at the Europa League qualifiers and the closest they got was third round appearance back in 2014.
Meantime, this is the third appearance for Connahs and they haven’t overturned a first leg defeat.
Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs Connah’s Quay Predictions and Bet Tips
HT/FT – Shakhtyor/ Shakhtyor @ 1.80 odd.
Over 2.5 goals for 1.87 odd.
Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs Connah’s Quay Match Preview
Shakhtyor are in the middle of their domestic campaign and they are sitting on the 4th spot. Last season, they lost the title in the very last minutes when BATE managed to celebrate a victory in their clash, so they needed to get satisfied with the 2nd place.
The Belarusian club have been excellent in the back as Siarhei Matveichyk and the lads conceded just five goals so far in the season although they haven’t been too productive.
Connah’s Quay finished as third in the Welsh Premier League last season and therefore secured their place in the Europa League qualifiers. Although they closed the season with two straight defeats, they were playing pretty well through the entire season
Andy Morrison’s side hasn’t been too productive, yet their defensive work has been the best in the competition. Connah’s Quay have been on an indifferent form on the road as they won 4 and lost 5 of the last 9 outings in all competitions.
Shakhtyor Soligorsk vs Connah’s Quay Head-to-head
The teams haven’t met prior to the pairing at Europa League qualifiers this season. Thus, Shakhtyor are 1-0 up in h2h against Connah’s Quay on the back of the 3-1 win at Rhyl last midweek.