Shamrock Rovers vs Mlada Boleslav
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tallaght Stadium.
Mlada Boleslav are massive favourites to go through to the third qualifying round and we expect them to justify the tag in the first leg this Thursday at Tallaght Stadium.
The main advantage for the hosts is the fact they are in a stronger competitive form being midway through the season in the Irish Premier Division.
The team led by Stephen Bradley has been enjoying a decent shape with three wins and a draw in four league outings, but they will come into the game with Mlada Boleslav after losing the away fixture at Sligo Rovers (1-0) last Sunday.
Bradley used the reserve lineup for the friendly with Celtic on Saturday which caused an embarrassing 0-9 defeat for the Irish side.
Mlada Boleslav managed a 1-2 victory over Sturm Graz in the last test before the start of their Europa League adventure.
It is interesting to note that each of their five friendlies prior to the start of the new season saw the option of both teams scoring which is kind of the scenario we are expecting to witness this Thursday at Tallaght Stadium.
Shamrock Rovers vs Mlada Boleslav: Head to head
This will be the first ever H2H encounter between the two sides.
Shamrock Rovers vs Mlada Boleslav: Prediction
The quality is definitely on the side of the Czechs who are well worth backing to win a high-scoring affair at 10/3 (BTTS & Win market).
Shamrock have already made a decent success by overcoming Icelandic Stjarnan in the first round, but Mlada Boleslav are just too strong for them at this stage.
Shamrock Rovers vs Mlada Boleslav: Bet Tips
The first bet is Over 2.5 goals FT at 2.25 with Betfair.
You can alternatively back Mlada Boleslav to win & BTTS at 4.35 odds.