Siroki Brijeg vs Domzale
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Pecara, Siroki Brijeg.
Stadion Pecara will play host to a Balkans derby in the first qualifying round of Europa League as Siroki Brijeg take on Domzale in the first leg of their tie on Thursday evening.
The Slovenian outfit are favourites to go through over two legs, but it will be interesting to see if they will be able to survive a potential Siroki Brijeg threat on the Bosnian soil.
Overall, the hosts saw quite a few stumbling blocks in the previous term of Bosnian Premijer LIga which is why they only came fourth at the end of the campaign after all.
They also had a turbulent period in the finish of the season as the long-term manager Goran Sablic left the team together with side’s best young prospect Luka Menalo.
The youngster who earned his maiden caps for the national side this year signed for Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb, leaving Siroki Brijeg significantly weakened in the final third.
Siroki Brijeg vs Domzale: Head-to-head
The two outfits did not play each other in the past.
Siroki Brijeg vs Domzale: Prediction
Domzale can’t be thrilled with their domestic campaign in the previous term either. They were nowhere near challenging the likes of Olimpija and Maribor in the battle for the silverware, but they did take the third place in a sovereign fashion ending as many as 23 points ahead of Rudar and Celje.
The head coach Simon Rozman has been generally doing a fantastic job ever since he took charge of the team in 2016. Domzale enjoyed a fabulous run in the previous season of Europa League reaching the play-offs after eliminating the likes of Flora, Valur and Freiburg before facing Olympique Marseille as the last obstacle between them and the group phase.
Domzale are certainly the team with more quality in their ranks and we expect them to confirm the favourites tag with a victory in the first leg in Siroki Brijeg. Domzale not to lose is a banker at 1.44, while braver punters can try with the away win at 2.40.
Siroki Brijeg vs Domzale: Bet Tips
Domzale or Draw Double Chance @ 1.44
Domzale to win @ 2.40.