Fola Esch vs Chikhura
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Stade Emile Mayrisch (Esch-sur-Alzette).
Fola had to settle for a second-place finish the last season in their domestic competition. They had performed admirably well, but the superior consistency of Dudelange made a shot at the title impossible.
The team had the best defense of all of the 14 in contention in the Luxembourg National Division and was the only one to limit the number of conceded goals below 30. All through their campaign, they had lost just six matches.
Despite these inspiring stats, the runner-up finish will still be bothering them, and players will surely be looking for a better ending to their story this time around. In that regards, it’s supremely important to start their season on a positive note. If they are to start with a bang in their opener, in the Europa Qualifiers of all games, it’d count as the perfect beginning.
Opponents Chikhura could make life difficult for them, but the visitors have problems of their own to deal with before going after a top-dog. With just six wins from their 21 games in the league, Sachkhere is definitely not in the best of shapes to begin their continental expedition.
Moreover, at present, their away record is an extremely unimpressive one, which will come into play for them this Thursday.
Fola Esch vs Chikhura Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two sides are about to play their first competitive fixture.
Fola Esch vs Chikhura Prediction
Fola won three of their last four games and was unbeaten in 11 of their last 13. They have also scored two or more goals in seven of their last nine match-ups. At home, they found the back of the net in 21 of their last 23 appearances and did so twice or more in 12 of their last 15.
They have also been unbeaten in 12 of their last 14 home ties and had a four-game winning streak in front of the home crowd.
On the other hand, Chikhura was winless in 11 of their last 14 clashes and is on a winless streak of four on the road. They also avoided a win in 12 of their last 14 road trips and lost five of their last seven as well. Moreover, they failed to score in five of these seven too.
As things stand, expect Fola to ride their home advantage to a victory.
Fola Esch vs Chikhura Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Fola Esch @ 1.60 (3/5)
Fola Esch to Open the Scoring @ 1.80 (4/5).