Dudelange vs Valletta
Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Jos Nosbaum (Dudelange).
The home side enjoyed a delightful campaign last season and were crowned as league champions for an astounding fourth successive time in a row.
Following their domestic success, the hosts blasted Ettelbruck in the finals of the Luxembourg Cup by a whopping 5-0 scoreline, at this very venue, and will be in high hopes of pulling off a similar result when they lock horns with Valletta.
The squad were quite tame in the first half of that game but certainly sprang into life following the restart with five different players getting their names on the scoresheet.
The visitors, on the other hand, will be making the trip on the back of a disappointing loss to Balzan, on penalties, in the finals of the Malta FA Cup. The squad found an equalizer each time their counterparts took the lead and with the scores tied after extra time, at 4-4, the game was decided on penalties.
The away side can expect an even tougher encounter when they travel to Dudelange on Tuesday, especially with the hosts succumbing to defeat on just three occasions last season.
Following the two legs, the winning side will be squaring up against the team that comes out on top in the round of sixteen fixture between Ferencvaros and Ludogorets.
Dudelange vs Valletta Head to head (h2h)
The teams have never met each other on any occasion.
Dudelange vs Valletta Prediction
The first-ever clash between the two sides is likely to see Dudelange clinch the win, as well as carry an advantage into the return leg.
There certainly has not been any shortage of goals for the home side in their last three games, on home soil, with the hosts scoring a total of 14 goals while conceding six. They were also the highest scoring team in the league last season with seventy-two goals, thirty-three of which came in their games at home.
The away side have failed to net a decisive winner in regulation time in three of their last four trips on the road, which certainly indicates that the squad are certainly not on their strongest when they are away from home.
We can certainly bet on a low scoring game this Tuesday with the win safely in the bag for the hosts at the end of the ninety minutes.
Dudelange vs Valletta Betting tips
Hosts to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).