Trencin vs Gornik Zabrze
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Stadion Spartaka (Myjava).
Trencin bagged a deserved 1-0 lead in the first leg at Poland and are strong favorites to advance to the third round.
Gornik Zabrze made their debut in Europe earlier this month and struggled to get past Zaria Balti from Moldova, aggregate 2-1.
The Slovakians have a decent home record at Europa League over the years, still their defensive work is poor and it is no different this term having conceded 4 against Ruzomberok on the weekend’s domestic fixture.
Yet, surprises are not expected at Myjava on Thursday, the home side remains favourites in a potential goal fest.
Trencin vs Gornik Zabrze Prediction and Betting Tips
- Both teams to Score for 1.80 odd
- Over 2.5 goals at 1.85.
Trencin vs Gornik Zabrze Head-to-head
Trencin’s 1-0 win at Zabrze registered the first h2h meeting between the two sides.
Trencin vs Gornik Zabrze Match Preview
Gornik Zabrze made their Europa League debut (in this format) earlier this month when they saw off Zaria Balti 1-0 on the home patch. They eventually managed to hump above the first hurdle 2-1 on aggregate, but making a deeper run will require a step-up as the opposition now comes in much more serious likes of Trencin.
The Slovakian outfit had a decent campaign in the previous term of Europa League when they demolished Georgian Torpedo Kutaisi (this year’s Erovnuli Liga champions) 8-1 on aggregate before falling narrowly to Israeli Bnei Yehuda in the second qualifying round.
They went past Montenegrin Buducnost at the start of the new Europa League campaign (3-1 on aggregate) and the manager Ricardo Moniz has reasons to hope for the best when his men take on Gornik Zabrze.
Trencin postponed the start to the new Super Liga season which only shows how important a deep European run would be for them. The Slovakians did not quite impress in pre-season friendlies, but they looked very tough to break down in games against Buducnost.
Gornik, on the other side, struggled badly to create in the final third against a modest Zaria Balti side. After all, Marcin Brosz’s men bagged no more than two goals in two matches in the very opening round.