Siroki Brijeg vs Kairat Almaty
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Pecara (Široki Brijeg).
The hosts finished third in the table last season with fifty-four points and were unbeaten in their last six games to go with it as well. The squad also enjoyed a positive outcome in the finals of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup where Bagaric scored the only goal of the game to hand his team a much-deserved win.
The team found the back of the net thirty-seven times in the last season and conceded not more than twenty-three goals in the process. The side will be eying a much more fruitful campaign across Europe this year, for which they will have to pass the first test against Kairat Almaty on Thursday.
The visiting team will be coming into the fixture on the back of a disappointing 1-0 win defeat against Ordabasy in the weekend. With both the teams failing to find the back of the net for major part of the game, the match was almost certain to see the squads sharing the spoils.
However, Badibanga settled the tie in the dying minutes of regulation time to hand all three points to his team at the final whistle. The squad will have to bounce back in their trip on the road this week and get themselves that crucial away goal if they are to keep their hopes alive of being a part of European competition.
The winning team, at the end of the two legs, will clash with the victors of the fixture between Laci and H Beer Sheva in the quarterfinals.
Siroki Brijeg vs Kairat Almaty Head to head (h2h)
The teams have not previously met each other.
Siroki Brijeg vs Kairat Almaty Prediction
The visitors are likely to edge past the home side when they meet for the first time at the Stadion Pecara this week.
The hosts scored thirty-seven goals last season, twenty-five of which came from their games on home soil. However, the visitors are certainly a lot tougher than the opponents that they come across every week.
Additionally, the away side are currently on a three-match winning streak and have been consistent in scoring at least one goal in the latter forty-five minutes in each of those games.
The match is unlikely to see either side breaking the deadlock early on, however, we can count on the away side to find the back of the net after the restart.
Siroki Brijeg vs Kairat Almaty Betting tips
Kairat Almaty to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Visitors to score in second half @ 1.80 (4/5).