FCSB vs Mlada Boleslav
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadionul Marin Anastasovici (Giurgiu).
FCSB have been hit by a sharp dip in their form and are currently on a three-match losing streak in all competitions. As a result, despite posting an impressive 3-0 win in their initial clash with Alashkert, the squad were handed a shock 3-2 defeat in the return leg at home.
Mlada Boleslav were held to a draw in the first leg of their tie with Ordabasy. However, the visitors turned things around in their trip on the road and recorded a 4-3 aggregate scoreline to ensure their participation in the competition.
Although the hosts have not been at their best in recent games, Mlada Boleslav still have their work cut for them as FCSB have proved to be a very competitor on their day, especially in their backyard.
FCSB vs Mlada Boleslav Head to head (h2h)
- The two teams have not squared up against each other previously.
FCSB vs Mlada Boleslav Prediction
The home team are without a win in their previous three clashes in all competitions. However, it needs saying that the winless streak actually came after an unbeaten run which stretched to fourteen games in a row.
The hosts showed promise in their last home game defeat though and missed out on the win by a narrow one-goal margin. Additionally, the squad have scored fifteen goals in their last eight matchups at this venue and have conceded no more than ten.
The visitors have just three wins in their previous seven outings. Taking into consideration that they are also part of a domestic league that is far less competitive than the Romanian league, there seems very little scope for Mlada Boleslav to come out on top in this one.
Nine of FCSB’s last fifteen goals on home soil have come after the restart. Given that they have also been consistent in finding the back of the net in the latter forty-five minutes in seven of their last eight home games, it looks more than likely that FCSB will be repeating the same in the clash on Thursday.
FCSB vs Mlada Boleslav Betting tips
Full time result: FCSB @ 1.80 (4/5)
To score in second half: 1.60 (3/5).