Partizani Tirana vs Botev Plovdiv
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 29th June 2017
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stadium Selman Stermasi.
Partizani Tirana are set to make their third consecutive appearance in the first qualifying round of Europa League.
The hosts certainly see their chances to go past the first obstacle who this time comes in the likes of Botev Plovdiv of Bulgaria.
The first leg will be played this Thursday at Stadium Selman Stermasi in Tirana.
The visit to the Albanian capital has not been an easy trip for Stromsgodset, Slovan Bratislava and Krasnodar over the last two years,
Only Stromsgodset (out of the mentioned teams) managed to score a single goal at Stadium Selman Stermasi.
The team led by Sulejman Starova, who came second being three points behind the champions Kukesi at the end of the last term of Superliga, kept their star man Caleb Ekuban who bagged 17 goals in the last season.
Unlike the case is with Albanians, Botev Plovdiv will have the chance to enjoy European adventures for the first time since 2014 when they were stopped by Austrian St. Polten in the second qualifying round.
Nikolay Kirov’s side secured Europa League by winning Bulgarian Cup as they had a dismal campaign in the league competition where they had to play the Relegation Round after the regular part of the season.
Partizani Tirana vs Botev Plovdiv: Head to head
This will be the first head to head meeting between the two sides.
Partizani Tirana vs Botev Plovdiv: Prediction
Botev were far from impressive in the pre-season losing games to Pelister and AEL and drawing with Vereya.
Since Partizani are super tough to break down at Stadium Selman Stermasi, we see the home win as the best of the betting options here.
Partizani Tirana vs Botev Plovdiv: Betting Tips
The top pick will be Partizani Tirana to win at 1.99 by Pinnacle.
The Under 2.5 goals FT seems to be a banker bet at 1.60 by Bet365.