Lillestrom vs LASK Linz
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Arasen Stadion (Lillestrom).
Making their debut at Europa League, LASK bagged a massive result with a 4-0 win over fairly experienced Lillestrom, who returned to Europe after a 10 year hiatus.
Lillestrom qualified for the Europa Cup by winning the Norwegian Cup last season, but they only managed a 12th place finish in the Eliteserien. They won only 3 of their 16 league games this term and a leaky defense points at an easy way through for the Austrian club.
Lillestrom vs LASK Linz Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals at 1.95
LASK to win at 2.30.
LASK vs Lillestrom: Head-to-head
This will be the second h2h meeting between the two sides.
Lillestrom vs LASK Linz Match Preview
LASK enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season in Bundesliga as the fourth-place finish booked them the first ever appearance in Europa League qualifications.
The Austrians will be flying high after bagging a massive and morale boosting 4-1 win in their European debut (in this format of Champions League and Europa League).
Lillestrom came into this double legged tie as clear but they have only themselves to blame for a humiliating display.
Further disappointing since they were in a much better competitive shape given they are midway through the season in the top flight of the Norwegian football.
However, things are not quite going according to plans for Kanarifugla who sit on the brink of the drop zone after 16 rounds of Eliteserien.
To add, Linz revealed plenty of defensive holes during the off-season which is why we can expect a goal fest when the Norwegians seek revenge this Thursday. However, the Austrians shouldn’t lose this tie from here.