Ruzomberok vs Everton
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Futbalovy stadion MFK Ruzomberok.
Ruzomberok showed a fantastic resistance seven days ago at Goodison by holding Everton to a narrow 1-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League tie.
The hosts thus have the right to dream big ahead of the rematch at Futbalovy stadion where they are going to host the Toffees this Thursday.
The Slovakians will enter the match full of confidence after clinching a demolishing 4-0 victory over Senica in the second round of the new Super Liga campaign.
Dominik Kruzliak is the man to look after as he was especially inspired netting a brace in Saturday’s win.
The head coach Norbert Hrncar can generally be thrilled with his team’s Europa League run this year as Ruza dispatched the likes of Vojvodina and Brann on their way to the third round and clashes with Everton.
The Toffees did not play much during their pre-season schedule. Wayne Rooney bagged a screamer in the win over Gor Mahia (1-2), while the rest of the schedule has seen Everton beating Twente 3-0 and drawing 1-1 with Genk.
The most recent acquisition from Ajax Davy Klaasen is yet to prove his quality and we will likely see him on the pitch from the first minute.
Ruzomberok vs Everton: Head to head
The Toffees struggled a lot to break the deadlock as it was eventually Leighton Baines who granted them the lead and the narrow win a 65th minute strike.
Ruzomberok vs Everton: Prediction
The Slovakians are still heavily underestimated in spite of their fine display at Goodison last Thursday.
We’ll try and take advantage of it by backing the hosts not to lose by two or more goals on the home patch at the odds of 13/20.
Ruzomberok vs Everton: Bet Tips
The first bet is Ruzomberok +1.5 handicap at the odds of 1.70 with Unibet.
You can alternatively take the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 2.00 with Bet365.