Mlada Boleslav vs Shamrock Rovers
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Adidas Arena (Mlada Boleslav).
Czech team Mlada Boleslav sit on a narrow 3-2 lead as they welcome Irish outfit Shamrock Rovers for the second leg of the tie.
The 1st leg was a dynamic match, with both teams being productive in goals. Still, Shamrock was never in advantage during all the 90′ but they struggled to keep up scoring a late goal in the 90+2′ which somehow still gives them hope. On the other hand Mlada Boleslav managed to keep the advantage they gained in the 1st half thanks to Mebrahtu. He also contributed in the 2nd goal at the 63′ and followed by Chramosta at 88′. It was a nice display of Mlada Boleslav’s offensive power.
Mlada Boleslav wasn’t in the best shape possible in their recent matches. They lost 3 out of the last 5 friendly matches, while winning the other two. But, they were productive with their attacking approach and they net 11 goals in the last 6 matches. However, the same cannot be said about their defending as the team failed conceded at least a goal in each game during the period.
Shamrock Rovers have been quite in-consistent off-late despite sitting at fourth in the Irish Premier Division. They lost three games on the bounce now, including a shameful 9-0 loss in a friendly against Celtic.
From the first leg defeat against Mlada Boleslav, it is quite evident that they can be a big attacking threat. However, they leave too many holes in the defense which will take out all efforts put on other areas of the play.
Mlada Boleslav vs Shamrock Rovers: Head to Head.
The first leg clash of the corresponding tie is the lone meeting between the two sides so far.
Mlada Boleslav vs Shamrock Rovers: Prediction
The home side are strong favourites to win here and they are far superior than the visitors. However, both teams have known weaknesses in their defense, therefore expect this to be a high scoring game.
Mlada Boleslav vs Shamrock Rovers : Bet Tips
The main pick is a BTTS Yes at odds of 1.83 by bet365
Another pick is Over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.60 by bet365.