FCSB vs Hajduk Split
Europa League Qualifying – 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Arena National (Bucharest).
FCSB vs Hajduk Split Analysis for Prediction
FC Steaua Bucharest won’t mind the goal-less stalemate away at Hajduk Split and they will be confident to get a victory at their home soil.
FCSB rarely disappoints in qualifying rounds and made a number of group stage appearances in recent seasons. Last year, they reached the round of 32, before losing out on a narrow margin to Italian club Lazio.
The Romanians are on a hot run at home off late, having won back-to-back competitive games by 4-0 margin before a 3-3 stalemate against their biggest domestic rivals Dinamo Bucharest.
On the other hand, Hajduk Split are looking for their first Europa League group stage appearance since 2010/11 season. They fell at some stage in the qualifiers in each of the last 7 seasons despite making confident starts.
Coming to Bucharest without a lead makes things harder for the team from Croatia. An FCSB win without conceding is very much on the cards here.
FCSB vs Hajduk Split Betting Tips
FT – Home team to win @ 4/5 (1.80).
Under 2.5 ft goals at 7/9 (1.78).
FCSB vs Hajduk Split: Head to Head
The teams haven’t met prior to the first leg of the corresponding fixture last Thursday.
However, they were due to meet at the beginning of 2017, but that match had to be cancelled.
FCSB vs Hajduk Split Preview
In terms of level playing field this match could well be the tie of the round to see who can make it to the play offs and then the Europa League proper.
The teams boast the same qualities and most pundits will be expecting this match to go the whole 180 minutes before we have a clear winner.
What is sure is we can expect a good level of football and perhaps a first leg that plays out like a game of chess, as each team will be looking at each other and reacting to the first mistakes.