NSI Runavik vs Ballymena United
Europe- Europa league Qualification Preliminary Round
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Runavík Stadium (Runavík).
The visitors came out on top in the first leg clash between the two sides last week, with the scoreline reading 2-0 at the end of the ninety minutes. The away side were certainly more clinical in their attacks and managed a total of eight shots on target, out of their attempted eighteen.
Their opponents were restricted to just nine attempts at goals and could not work the goalkeeper more than once in the entire ninety minutes.
The home team certainly have a mountain to climb and will have to score at least two goals and at the same time, restrict the visitors from finding the back of the net, if they are to keep their hopes alive of having a shot at European Championship this season.
Runavik vs Ballymena United Head to head (h2h)
- The teams met each for the first time in the first leg of their European Qualifiers last week.
- NSI Runavik failed to get on the score sheet in that game.
- Both the goals in the game came within 10 minutes after the restart.
Runavik vs Ballymena United Prediction
The visitors are likely to record back to back victories against the home side when the squads clash against each other at the Runavik Stadium.
The away side come into the final leg with a comfortable two-goal advantage under their belt and will progress into the next stage as long as they stick to their defensive duties without fail. The away side have not been consistent in their last five trips on the road and have just two wins to their names in those outings.
However, the team have not succumbed to a loss in their last two games and will be hoping to extend their run of form into the game with the home side.
The hosts, on the other hand, have been very impressive in their last five games on home soil, and have scored more than two goals on three separate occasions. The squad have also recorded two clean sheets in the process, and have conceded a lot less than what they have scored.
The match is certain to be a tough one, with a high scoring clash definitely out of the question. We can certainly expect the away side to edge past with the win and be the ones to qualify to the next stage at the end of the ninety minutes.
Runavik vs Ballymena United Betting tips
Ballymena United to win @ 3.50 (5/4)
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).