Strasbourg vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau (Strasbourg).
Strasbourg broke the deadlock ten minutes after the kick-off in their previous encounter and subsequently secured the win with that lone goal at the end of the ninety minutes. Lokomotiv Plovid lacked discipline and composure right from the start, and paid the price for it the opening half itself, with a straight red card for Tomasevic.
The visitors were missing in the attacking third as well and were able to make just one feeble shot on target, as opposed to their counterparts who made the goalkeeper work five times.
The hosts have an all-important away goal under their belt at the moment. With home advantage also thrown into the equation, the chances of a win for the Bulgarian outfit has certainly become bleak.
Strasbourg vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv Head to head (h2h)
The two teams have met just once before in the first leg of this very tie.
Strasbourg vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv Prediction
The home team may have only edged it past Lokomotiv Plovdiv in their maiden matchup, however, that will not be the case when they welcome the guests to Strasbourg on Thursday. The squad are undefeated in their last two clashes here in all competitions and have also scored four goals in the process while conceding just twice.
On the other hand, Lokomotiv Plovdiv have been far from convening in their recent trips on the road, and deservedly have just two wins to boast of from those outings. Additionally, the away team play in a far inferior league and are in no way on par with Strasbourg who features in one of the toughest domestic competitions across Europe.
Considering that Strasbourg will also be enjoying the comforts of home this week, expect the home team to comfortably lead at half time and to come out on top at the last blast of the whistle.
Lokomotiv Plovdiv have been consistent in finding the back of the net in their recent clashes and have scored eleven goals over their last four matchups. Although a win is definitely out of the question for the visitors, there is certainly reason to believe that they will be able to get themselves a consolation goal before the game is up.
Strasbourg vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv Betting tips
Half time/Full time: Strasbourg @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).