Partizani Tirana vs Saburtalo
Europa Conference League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 14 July 2022
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Elbasan Arena.
Partizani Tirana play host to Saburtalo in a match of their second-leg of Europa Conference League Qualification. Having a narrow lead in the first-leg, the Albanian side will have to maintain it while battling it out with this Georgian side at Elbasan Arena, this Thursday.
The two teams met in the first-leg tie in Gori a week ago. Partizani Tirana secured a 1-0 lead through Tedi Cara’ s goal that day and are now inviting Saburtalo at their home. The Albanian side can even just avoid defeat at home to progress to the second qualifying round.
The hosts have performed well in friendlies in the summer part of the season and there is no doubt they will look no worse here. In the domestic championship, the team seriously claims to win the trophy. However, Partizani are 16-times champions of the Kategoria Superiore, but haven’t been able to transfer this onto the continent.
On the other side, Sabutalo scored a good move late last month, which allowed them to improve slightly in the national championship. In the European arena, they even have less pedigree, making their debut as recently as 2019.
The visitors have been scored against in all of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 14 goals overall. Defensively, Saburtalo can certainly do much better. The side is currently on a 2-game winless run across various competitions.
Partizani Tirana vs Saburtalo Head-to-head (h2h)
- They met just once in the reverse fixture where a 1-0 win was secured by Partizani Tirana.
- Tedi Cara was the only scorer at Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium, a week ago.
Partizani Tirana vs Saburtalo Prediction
Partizani Tirana, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after their success in the first-leg. They lost just once from their last 12 home games and are having an incredible time at home.
Meanwhile, the Georgian club beat FC Sheriff on debut, but have lost all 3 ties subsequently, expelled by Dinamo, Ararat-Armenia and Apollon Limassol. They are also on a 4-game winless away run in the league. The visitors are more likely to mke a defensive approach here as they are playing this on-road.
Due to the home advantage and a lead in hand, we feel that a Partizani Tirana win is likely to occur this Thursday.
Partizani Tirana vs Saburtalo Betting tips
Partizani Tirana to win @ 2.20 odds.
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.65 odds.