Levski Sofia vs Sutjeska
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 29th June 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Vivacom Arena.
Levski Sofia were unlucky to suffer a second round elimination in the last term of Europa League qualifications.
Slovenian Maribor went past the Bulgarians thanks to the away goal rule (1-1 on aggregate).
The Blues will face another Balkans rival in the 2017/18 edition of the competition, but this time they will be massive favourites to advance past Montenegrin Sutjeska.
Levski are slowly getting back to the very top of Bulgarian football. Ludogorets are still untouchable, but the Blues are currently the second strongest team in the country.
The team has seen plenty of changes in mid-season as the head coach Nikolay Mitov lost his star man Bozhidar Kraev (bagged 11 goals last year).
Sutjeska qualified for the competition after winning the trophy in Montenegrin Cup by beating Grbalj 1-0 at the end of May.
Nikola Rakojevic is well aware that his men won’t have much to hope for in Sofia because the quality is clearly on the home team’s side.
The team from Niksic has never managed to pass the first obstacle in Europa League and they were eliminated by Debrecen (3-2 on aggregate) last year.
Levski Sofia vs Sutjeska: Head to head
This is going to be the first ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Levski Sofia vs Sutjeska: Prediction
It will be very interesting to see if Nikolay Mitov was able to put the new signings to bed in the first official match of the new season for Levski.
It is interesting to note that the Blues have not lost a single out of last ten home games in Europa League.
The hosts are massive favourites are we expect to close the tie and claim a comprehensive victory in the first leg in front of their fans.
Levski Sofia vs Sutjeska: Betting Tips
The main betting prediction will be Levski Sofia to win to nil at the odds of 2.00.
The second pick is HT/FT Levski Sofia/Levski Sofia at 2.10 by Bet365.