FC Viitorul Constanta vs Racing FC Union Luxembourg
Europa League First qualifying round
Date: Thursday, 19th July 2018
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stadionul Viitorul (Ovidiu).
FC Viitorul, the favourite in this double legged tie bagged an easy 2-0 win from the away leg and they must race into the second round of the qualifiers with another easy win on Thursday.
- Viitorul -2.5 Asian Handicap at 2.59 odd.
- Over 3.5 goals at 2.63 odd.
Viitorul vs Racing Union Key Stats
This is Viitorul’s third appearance in Europe. Their overall record is 2 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses from 7 matches.
Racing Luxembourg’s only previous appearance in Europe dates back to 2008/09 season and they lost both games to Swedish side Kalmar by a massive 10-1 aggregate score line.
Viitorul vs Racing Union: Head-to-head
The 3-0 win from last week is Viitorul’s lone meeting with Racing FC Union Luxembourg.
Viitorul vs Racing Union Match Preview
Viitorul failed to repeat the success from two years ago when they took their inaugural trophy in the top flight of the Romanian football. They ended the title-defense quest only in fourth place last term, meaning they are to represent their country in the first qualifying round of Europa League this summer.
The draw was rather kind awarding them Luxembourg’s Racing. The gulf in quality between the two teams is just enormous and we would be surprised to see anything else but Viitorul cruising past the much weaker opposition in the following two legs.
Romanian legend Gheorghe Hagi is the head coach of Viitorul. He favours attacking football which is why you should not be surprised to see that Viitorul bagged two or more goals in all of last four friendlies against Jagiellonia, Podbedskidzie, Legia Warsaw and Radomia Radom.