Rapid Wien vs FCSB Preview and Predictions

Europa League Qualification Play-off 1st Leg 2018-19 by LeagueLane

Rapid Wien vs FCSB
Europa League Qualification Play-off
Date: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Allianz Stadion (Hutteldorf).

Rapid Wien and FC FCSB will come together in this tie which over 2 legs will decide who gets to play in the Europa League competition proper.

Rapid have been named as the odds on favourites but are still good value and backable. FC FCSB are around the 11/4 mark to win this game and are the clear underdogs. Rapid were in great form in the 2nd leg of their last match in the Europa League where they won 4-0 and beat Slovan Bratislava 5-2 on aggregate.

As for FC FCSB they took a big scalp in Hajduk Spilt beating them in what was a close 180 minutes of football with a 2-1 victory. That win has earned the team a lot of respect even if they are still going to be the least favourite team of these two to qualify.

Rapid Wien vs FCSB: Head to Head

There are no previous head to head matches between the two sides.

Rapid Wien vs FCSB: Prediction

At times when Rapid Wien have played at home they have played to win and sometimes deployed 3 in attack. It’s been a bold move and one wonders if that tactic will be used on Thursday night.

This match is much closer than the bookmakers are suggesting and FC FCSB are not as good in attack as their hosts but they are very solid in defence. This is why our main bet for this game will be to see the half time correct score at 0-0. We will also back the under goals market as we don’t expect there to be a flurry of goals in this 1st leg.

Rapid Wien vs FCSB: Bet Tips

Half Time Correct Score: 0-0 at 19/10 (2.10)

Under 2.5 goals to be scored at 5/6 (1.83).