Sligo Rovers vs Bala Town
Europa Conference League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 14 July 2022
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Sligo Rovers play host to Bala Town in a match of their second-leg of Europa Conference League Qualification. Having a narrow lead in the first-leg, the Irish side will have to maintain it while locking horns with this Welsh side at Showgrounds, this Thursday.
The two teams met in the first-leg tie in Park Hall a week ago. Even after being down to 10 men, Sligo Rovers maintained their 2-1 lead till the very end of 90 minutes. With a narrow goal-advantage, they will now have the home advantage this Thursday.
Sligo Rovers have been displaying positive results lately with the side currently on a 7-game unbeaten run across various competitions. This is just the 11th season in which the hosts are competing in UEFA competition, first doing so back in 1977.
On the other hand, The runners-up in last year’s Welsh top flight will be looking forward to turn things around here. Bala Town have only won one of 8 ties in UEFA competition, beating Valletta by 1-0 in Malta, two years prior.
A sequence of dependable displays by the Lakesiders’ defense has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing just 3 from their previous 6 fixtures overall. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 17.
Sligo Rovers vs Bala Town Head-to-head (h2h)
- They met just once in the reverse fixture where a 2-1 win was secured by The Bit O’Reds.
- Aidan Keena and Max Mata scored for the Irish side while Lassana Mendes made one for Bala Town.
Sligo Rovers vs Bala Town Prediction
Sligo Rovers have been displaying positive results lately with the side currently on a 7-game unbeaten run across various competitions. The home side have also won the last 3 league games in a row, bagging 8 goals in total.
Meanwhile, the most recent games of Bala Town consist of 3 consecutive defeats in UEFA Europa Conference League. If the Lakesiders are to add to that sole success here, they’ll need to pull off an unlikely turnaround.
Having an incredible 7-game undefeated run at home, Sligo Rovers are likely to advance this tie. The winner will face another British affair against Motherwell in the ECL second qualifying round.
Sligo Rovers vs Bala Town Betting tips
Sligo Rovers to win @ 1.45 odds.
Sligo Rovers to win & Over 2.5 Total goals @ 2.30 odds.