Olimpija Ljubljana vs VPS
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 6th July 2017
Kick off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Stadion Stozice.
This is one of the most interesting ties in the first qualifying round of Europa League.
The Finnish side will bring a one-goal cushion into the second leg which is to be played this Thursday at Stadion Stozice in Ljubljana.
NK Olimpija Ljubljana
The member of the Croatian golden generation which took the third place at World Cup 1998 in France, Igor Biscan, has been appointed as the new head coach of Olimpija prior to the start of the season.
This will be the first serious managerial experience for the Croat who is not off to the best possible start after playing only a 1-1 draw in a friendly with Kosovari champions Trepca’89 and losing the first leg of Europa League qualifications to VPS.
The visitors are in a much better competitive form being midway through the Veikkausliiga season.
Petri Vuorinen’s men currently hold the second position after 16 rounds in the new term of Veikkausliiga and they lost only a single out of last 13 matches in all competitions.
The Finnish manager can be especially happy with his defensive line which kept fourth straight clean sheet this weekend when they held the defending champions Mariehamn to a goalless draw.
Olimpija Ljubljana vs VPS: Head to head
Even though Olimpija dominated the court throughout the entire course of the game in the first leg at Elisa Stadion, it was Joonas Vahtera’s 12th minute goal that made all the difference in the first head to head meeting between the two sides.
Olimpija Ljubljana vs VPS: Prediction
VPS are certainly well capable of keeping things tight at the back and we can expect them to park the bus and wait for their chances from counter attacks.
This will thus unlikely be a high-scoring affair and we simply have to take advantage of the 4/5 odds offered by the bookmakers on the Under 2.5 goals FT bet.
Olimpija Ljubljana vs VPS: Betting Tips
The top bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.80 odds with Bet365.
The alternative pick will be Both Teams NOT to Score at 1.62 odds.