Haugesund vs Lech Poznan
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Haugesund Stadion.
Haugesund were off to a disastrous start to the new Eliteserien campaign, but Europa League ties with Lech Poznan come at the perfect moment since the team has been enjoying a hot run of form over the last couple of weeks.
However, the Norwegians are still heavy underdogs in the second qualifying round against Lech Poznan who have a much greater European experience.
Eirik Horneland’s men did not have any troubles with Coleraine in the opening qualifying round as they closed the tie in the first leg when they demolished the Northern Irish rivals 7-0 on the home patch.
The goalless rematch market the third consecutive clean sheet for the hosts who are undefeated in last nine matches in all competitions.
Lech will start their Ekstraklasa campaign this weekend when they will host the league’s newcomers Sandecja Nowy Sacz.
They confirmed a solid form with two comprehensive wins over Macedonian Pelister (7-0 on aggregate) in the first qualifying round.
The acquisition from Dinamo Zagreb Marko Situm bagged a brace in the first leg against the Macedonians.
Haugesund vs Lech Poznan: Head to head
Haugesund and Lech Poznan are about to take on each other for the first time in teams’ history.
Haugesund vs Lech Poznan: Prediction
The Norwegians will likely try and keep things tight at the back and possibly keep their net untouched in front of their fans.
They have been very tough to break down lately and we’d be surprised to see a high-scoring affair on Thursday at Haugesund Stadion.
Haugesund vs Lech Poznan: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.80 with Bet365.
The second bet will be Draw at the half time for 2.10 odds with Unibet.