Prishtina vs Norrkoping
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 6th July 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadiumi Olimpik Adem Jashari.
Jens Gustafsson did not want to complicate things in the first qualifying round of Europa League.
The Swedish manager sent out the best he has in the first leg of their tie with Prishtina at Ostgotaporten.
The outcome of such approach – five goals in Muciqi’s net in the first half and the end of the hopes for the Kosovars.
Still, Prishtina’s players will enjoy the occasion of playing their first historical match in European competition on home soil this Thursday when they will host Norrkoping in what is going to be a pure formality considering the first leg result.
The hosts came second with five-point deficit to the champions Trepca’89 in the last season in their domestic league.
Norrkoping have been pretty solid at the start of the new Allsvenskan season as they hold the second place after 14 rounds of the competition.
However, Gustafsson’s men might easily lose the touch with Malmo FF at the top after dropping points at the visit to Orebro 4-1 losing 4-2 on the road at the weekend.
Prishtina ns Norrkoping: Head to head
Norrkoping’s top scorer Kalle Holmberg bagged a brace in the first leg to set the final score of 5-0, while Moberg-Karlsson, Sebastian Andersson and Niclas Eliasson also got their names on the scoresheet seven days ago at Ostgotaporten.
Prishtina vs Norrkoping: Prediction
Gustafsson will likely rest his star men for the important league fixture with Elfsborg next Sunday.
This will leave room for much more motivated Kosovars to stay unbeaten in their first ever Europa League fixture in front of their fans.
Prishtina vs Norrkoping: Betting Tips
The main bet will be Prishtina +2.5 handicap at the odds of 1.60 with Bet365
The value is in backing Prishtina or Draw – double chance at the sky-high 4.50 odds.