Osijek vs Pogon Szczecin
UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifications,
Date: Thursday, 29 July 2021
Kick-off 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Gradski vrt.
After a goalless draw in the first leg on Polish soil, Osijek and Pogon Szczecin are ready to take on each other in the final battle for a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League third qualifying round.
It was almost a chess battle seven days ago when Pogon and Osijek played each other in the first leg of this tie.
Although neither team did much in the final third, the Polish outfit did leave a better impression on the occasion.
The team led by German manager Kosta Runjaic limited the Croatians to a grand total of zero attempts on target last week.
Pogon backed up such a fine defensive showing with another clean sheet in the opening round of the new Ekstraklasa campaign. They saw off Gornik Zabrze in a 2-0 victory.
Pogon have generally been very tough to break down throughout the whole season last year in Polish top flight.
They had the best defensive record in the entire division, allowing just 23 goals in 30 games of the campaign.
Osijek will thus face hard times in an attempt to make the difference in front of the home crowd at Stadion Gradski vrt.
The hosts, however, do enter this game as favorites to advance due to a much broader European experience.
Osijek also got off to a positive start to the new season in Croatian elite tier. They took six points from the opening two games, beating direct rivals for the European spots Hajduk Split 1-2 on the road at the weekend.
Osijek vs Pogon Szczecin Head-to-head
- The two sides did not have the chance to take on each other prior to the last week’s game in Poland.
- As mentioned above, we’ve witnessed a rather boring match. The main happenings occurred at the center of the pitch and neither team impressed in a goalless draw.
Osijek vs Pogon Szczecin Prediction
Both sides look sharp at the back at this early phase of the season. We expect another similar game to the one played seven days ago in Poland.
In these circumstances, the Under 2.5 goals FT seems as by far the best betting option here. You can go for it at the odds of 1.80. The alternative pick is draw at the half time at 2.10 odds.
Osijek vs Pogon Szczecin Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 odd
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 odd.