FC Prishtina vs St Joseph’s
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, June 27th 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Fadil Vokrri Stadium (Pristina).
With Feronkeli winning both the league and the Kosovar Cup, the home side, who came in second in the league, were handed a spot in the preliminary round of the Europa League.
The hosts finished the league on a strong note, trailing behind the league leaders by just five points and managing the second best goal difference in the league with thirty-seven goals.
Their last encounter which was against the table toppers themselves finished in disappointment for Mirel Josa’s side with their opponents edging past them with a 1-0 scoreline.
The squad will be eying a much more fruitful campaign in Europe and will be hoping for the win when they welcome the visitors on Thursday.
The away side finished third in the Gibraltar Premier Division with fifty-five points, behind second-placed Europa FC who secured sixty-four. Their last encounter which was against Lions Gibraltar saw the game end 1-0 in their favor with Ernesto Cornejo scoring the only goal of the game.
Raul Procopio Baizan’s men will be looking to extend their winning run and secure that crucial away goal when they travel to the Fadil Vokrri Stadium in Pristina.
FC Prishtina vs St Joseph’s Head to head (h2h)
There have been no head to head clashes between the two sides.
FC Prishtina vs St Joseph’s Prediction
The home side are likely to come out on top and draw first blood in the clash with the visitors on Thursday.
Mirel Josa’s men have proved to be dominant on home soil, and have been tasting back to back success in their last six fixtures at home. They have also managed to score ten goals in their last five matches while conceding just one. The four clean sheets that they picked up in the process certainly speaks volumes of how sound the team are in their defensive third.
The away side have just one loss in their last five trips on the road and have recorded three clean sheets to their name as well. However, all of those games finished with less than 2.5 goals on the score sheet. The visitors will have to create a lot of more chances and be less wasteful with them if they are to find a way past the home team’s back four.
Nevertheless, their chances of walking away with an away goal and the win appear too bleak to call.
FC Prishtina vs St Joseph’s Betting tips
Prishtina to win first half @ 1.75.
Over 1.5 goals for Prishtina @ 1.65.