FK Haugesund vs Sturm Graz Prediction & Match Preview

FK Haugesund vs Sturm Graz
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 25 July 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Haugesund Stadion (Haugesund).

There was certainly no shortage of goals for the home side in their last tie here where they crushed Cliftonville by a 5-1 scoreline, making the aggregate result 6-1, to progress into the quarterfinals.

The first leg of that tie saw just one goal separate the two teams and so it was certainly a surprise when the clash turned into a high scoring one in the return leg. The hosts controlled that game with the majority possession of the ball and took fifteen attempts at goal, eight of which made the goalkeeper work, as opposed to their counterparts who were on target just thrice.

The visitors, on the other hand, come into the matchup on the back of a positive 4-1 win over USK Anif in the Austria Cup. The squad found the back of the net twice in each half, with four different players getting their names on the scoresheet.

We can certainly expect a high scoring clash between the two sides this week, with the German outfit having the upper hand in this one given the home advantage.

FK Haugesund vs Sturm Graz Head to head (h2h)

  • Both the teams have not previously registered a head to head meeting.

FK Haugesund vs Sturm Graz Prediction

The hosts are likely to edge it past their foes when they face each other in their maiden tie on Thursday.

The home team have not been shy in racking up the goals in their last two home games and have scored ten goals in the process while conceding just twice.

Six of those ten have come in the first forty-five minutes, so expect the hosts to go searching for an early advantage.

The visitors found the back of the net four times in their last outing. So, a high scoring clash on Thursday looks more than certain, with the home team likely to be the ones to come out on top.

FK Haugesund vs Sturm Graz Betting tips

  • Full-time result: FK Haugesund @ 2.40 (7/5)
  • FK Haugesund to score in first half @ 2.20 (6/5).