Motherwell vs Glentoran
Europa League – Qualification
Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Fir Park.
The Glens take part in the Northern Ireland Football League, which is a semi-professional association football competition.
The team does not even have the opportunity to be part of a professional tournament, and this alone should be a huge factor in holding them back in European fixtures.
On top of that, they are pitted against an experienced and determined Steelmen, who had finished third in the Scottish Premiership, just below Celtic and Rangers.
In fact, Stephen Robinson’s men have been one of the best teams in Scotland for the past few years, behind the two titans.
And to further tip the scales in their favor, the game takes place at the Fir Park, the home ground of the Steelmen. And this is a single-leg tie, which determines who progresses to the second qualifying round of the Europa.
By all means, expect Motherwell to emerge victorious this Thursday.
Motherwell vs Glentoran: Prediction
The Northern Irish team has played just three competitive fixtures since March, and expectedly are rusty. Meanwhile, their counterparts have been regularly taking part in fixtures in the last two months, and have built some momentum.
Furthermore, and importantly, the NIFL is just a semi-professional league, and teams from the competition are expected to have huge handicaps when taking on experienced teams from some of the best league in Europe – like the Premiership.
On top of that, Robinson’s men also have the home advantage this Thursday, and considering this is a single-leg tie, the away-goal rule is not applicable as well.
By all means, expect Motherwell to dominate proceedings from the get-go this Thursday, and secure a convincing win.
Motherwell vs Glentoran: Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Motherwell to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Motherwell to Win & Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).