Gzira United vs Hajduk Split
Europa League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Kick off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Centenary Stadium (Ta’ Qali).
With seventeen wins in thirty-seven games, the visitors did just about enough to finish fourth in the league and subsequently book their birth in the Europa League Qualifiers. The squad succumbed to a loss in their last away game against league leaders Din. Zagreb with the scores reading 3-1 at the end of the ninety minutes.
Despite making fourteen attempts at goal in that fixture, out of which seven were on target, the squad failed to beat the goalkeeper more than once. The squad trailed by a goal at the break and were even more dismal at the restart where they conceded two goals in the span of ten minutes. They finished the second half with the lion’s share of possession and a consolation goal through Mijo Caktas in the 68th minute.
The home team will be welcoming the away side on the back of a disappointing 2-0 loss at the hands of Valetta in the semi-finals of the Malta FA Cup. The team failed to find the back of the net in all of their attempts at goal and conceded two goals in the second half to seal their fate at the end of the final whistle.
The hosts will have to bounce back with a much more convincing performance on Tuesday if they are to keep their hopes alive of tasting European success.
The winning team, at the end of the two legs, will be squaring up against the team that progresses from the clash between Ventspils and Teuta.
Gzira United vs Hajduk Split Head to head (h2h)
The teams have never locked horns with each other in any competition.
Gzira United vs Hajduk Split Prediction
The visitors are likely to come out on top when the two teams meet each other for the first time at the Centenary Stadium.
The away side have three wins in their last five trips on the road and have scored a total of eight goals in the process while conceding seven. The squad have recorded two clean sheets to their name as well.
The hosts, on the other hand, have just one loss in their last four matches in the league and have amassed not more three goals to their name.
The squad also failed to find a winner in the semi-finals of Malta FA Cup and are unlikely to come out on top in the clash on Tuesday, while the possibilities for a high scoring clash look bleak as well.
Gzira United vs Hajduk Split Betting tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.30 odd.