Kukesi vs Slavia Sofia
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Air Albania Stadium (Tirana)
The home team will be looking to better their performance from last season. Last time around they lost by an aggregate score of 1-2 after drawing the home leg 1-1. They are fortunate that this will be the only leg in this year’s qualifier campaign. So home advantage will be a crucial aspect in this upcoming tie.
Sofia has a great season at home last season. But they have a poor form in away games in their domestic league. The attacking unit was a disaster in both the recent defeats which adds to their woes in defense.
Kukesi vs Slavia Sofia: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This will be the first meeting between these two sides.
- Slavia is on a two-match losing streak at present in Bulgarian First League.
- Kukesi remains unbeaten in eight previous home games including both cup and league.
Kukesi vs Slavia Sofia: Prediction
The team from Bulgaria started their new league season very poorly. After three matches they are currently second from last in the First League table. To make matters worse for them, they have lost both recent away games.
At the same time, the Northeasters was previously defeated at these venues back in February. In the last Europa qualifying campaign, they lost in the first qualifier against Hungarian heavyweights Debrecen. But even in that defeat, they did an impressive job in the home leg. So I think we will see them progress to the second round on Thursday.
From their eight previous home fixtures, they have kept five clean sheets. Only three goals were conceded in all those games while they netted 13 goals in return. Since the Whites are without a goal in their last two matches on the road, we can expect them to do the same at Tirana also. So I am backing the home team to get a comfortable win with only one team getting the goals.
Kukesi vs Slavia Sofia: Betting Tips
The home team to win @ 1.83 (5/6).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.80 (4/5).