Europa FC vs Sant Julia
Europe- Europa League Qualification Preliminary Round
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2019
Kick off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar).
The first leg clash between the two sides was certainly a close game to call, with Sant Julia managing to just edge past their opponents Europa FC by a 3-2 scoreline at the end of the ninety minutes.
The return leg on Thursday is sure to be as nail-biting as the previous one, with the home side boasting two important away goals to their name despite losing out on the win.
The visitors managed to see out the game last time, despite being reduced to ten men in the 75th minute. However, the squad have not been impressive on the road, with their last away game in the league, against FC Santa Coloma, finishing 3-1 at the end of the ninety minutes.
A 1-0 scoreline is enough for the home side to progress on the away goal rule, and so finding the back of the net will certainly be their top priority right from the first whistle. The home side have been very dominant on home soil this season and will be a very tough test for the visitors to overcome.
Europa FC vs Sant Julia Head to head (h2h)
- The teams met each other for the first time in the first leg of the European Qualifiers last week.
- The match finished 3-2 in favour of Europa FC.
- Joel Mendez grabbed a brace for his team in their previous encounter.
- Senah Mango turned one into his own net in the last clash.
Europa FC vs Sant Julia Prediction
The home side are currently undefeated in their last eleven matches on home soil and are almost certain to have their streak intact when they welcome the visitors to the Victoria Stadium on Thursday.
The hosts have amassed a total of twenty goals to their name in their last three home matches, and have conceded not more than one goal in the process. Despite trailing by a goal on aggregate, the home advantage is certain to make the difference for Rafael Escobar Obrero’s side who are more than likely to find the back of the net in the clash.
The visitors have just one win in their last five trips on the road and have not been consistent in converting their chances into goals.
The home side will be looking to restrict the visitors from finding an away goal for themselves. We can definitely count on the hosts to grab the win and progress past the group stage at the end of the ninety minutes.
Europa FC vs Sant Julia Betting tips
Hosts to win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).