FH Hafnarfjordur vs Braga
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Play-off
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Kick off at 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET
The elimination from the UEFA Champions League Qualifications brought FH to the UEFA Europe League Qualifications. They are hosting Sporting Braga at Kaplakrikavollur for the first match in the play-offs round.
The 1 – 0 loss against Maribor was followed by the same narrow 0 – 1 loss at home. Hence, their dreams of competing in the UEFA Champions League had to come to an end. Now they have to try and enter the step lower competition. On average, they scored less than a goal per game during the Qualifications for the Champions League.
They lost in the Cup finals. That was their most recent match and it ended with a score of 1 – 0 in favour of the hosting IBV. It appears that it has not been going well for FH recently, but surely they are to give their best to get back in the saddle.
When it comes to the national league, they are sitting at the 3rd place in the league table. Their top scorer is Lennon with 11 goals.
As a privileged team, Sporting Braga started in the 3rd qualifying round of the UEFA Europe League. Their opponent was AIK, and the scenario of 1 – 1 draw happened on both of their encounters. On their second meeting, Braga was the hosting team. Thanks to Silva’s goal, scored minutes before the whistle was to blow the end of the extra time, Braga was able to move on to the decisive round. Silva, with 2 goals, has been their top scorer so far in the Qualifications.
After one win and one loss they are 9th in the national league table. Their most recent match was at home against Portimonense and they won 2 – 1.
FH Hafnarfjordur vs Braga: Head to head
This match is going to be their first head to head encounter.
FH Hafnarfjordur vs Braga: Prediction
Judging by the low average number of goals scored by both teams respectively, this match should not be the exception; less than three goals are to be expected. As far as the winner is concerned, even though FH has the benefits of the home terrain, odds are that Sporting Braga will take the win.
FH Hafnarfjordur vs Braga: Bet Tips
Sporting Braga to win @ 1.65 – Unibet
Total goals under 2.5 @ 1.62 – Unibet