Krasnodar vs Lyngby
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification – Third Round
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Krasnodar Stadium (Krasnodar).
Only 9 seasons since the formation, Krasnodar made a name for themselves with strong runs in Europe and the domestic league. Last season, they finished 4th in the Russian Premier League, making it to the Europa League qualifiers for the fourth successive time. They had negotiated the qualifiers successfully on each occasion. They reached as far as the round of 16 in the previous season and round of 32 in the season before.
Lyngby returned to Europe for the first time since 1999/2000. They lost to a Russian club, Lokomotiv Moscow in the UEFA Cup first round on that occasion.
The Danes are enjoying some success in this season’s Europa League. They won all their four qualifying fixtures, 4-0 on aggregate against Welsh club Bangor City in the first round and 3-1 against Slovakian club Slovan Bratislava.
Krasnodar vs Lyngby: Head-to-head
Both teams are meeting for the first time in a UEFA competition.
Krasnodar will be playing against a Danish club for the first time.
Lyngby’s only other Russian opponent is Lokomotiv Moscow in 1999/2000. They lost both legs, 3-0 at Russia and 2-1 at home.
Krasnodar vs Lyngby: Prediction
Krasnodar’s strong record at the Europa League faded away towards the end of last season when they managed just 1 win from 8 matches. However, they have a massive record in the qualifying stages – 10 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. They are unbeaten in Russia and won all 7 matches during the period. This could be a may-day situation for Lyngby, who have little experience in playing against quality teams.
Krasnodar vs Lyngby: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap -1.5 Krasnodar for 1.75 odds with Bet365
The best alternative is HT/FT – Krasnodar/Krasnodar for 1.75 odds with Betway.