Sturm Graz vs Haugesund Predictions & Match Preview

Sturm Graz vs Haugesund
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 1 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue:  Merkur-Arena (Graz).

Haugesund came out on top in the maiden clash between the two sides last week, which finished in a 2-0 scoreline.

Both the sides took eleven attempts at goal in that game, but as the scorecard suggests, Sturm Graz were not clinical in any of their attacks and will have to make do without a single away goal in the return leg.

The visitors are also unbeaten in their last five fixtures in all competitions and will definitely be fancying their chances of making it into the next round without fail.

However, Sturm Graz are at their best on home soil, than on the road, so it far too early to write off their probability of pulling off a surprise upset.

We can certainly expect a high scoring clash to unfold on Thursday, with both the teams certain to be keen on getting their names on the scoresheet.

Sturm Graz vs Haugesund Head to head (h2h)

The only previous meeting between the two teams is the first leg of their qualifiers which ended 2-0.

Sturm Graz vs Haugesund Prediction

Haugesund have been deprived of a win just once in their last eight outings, and have scored twelve goals in their previous five alone.

The last trip on the road for Haugesund saw them beat Cliftonville by a 1-0 scoreline as well. Additionally, the away side will be coming into the tie on the back of an impressive five-match winning streak in hand.

However, given that the visitors already have a two-goal cushion at hand, they are likely to take it easy on the home team.

The hosts bounced back from their loss against Haugesund to post a 3-0 win against St. Polten at this same venue.

Given their winning run of form, it is a bit too soon to call a clear winner in the matchup on Thursday. But, what we can anticipate is a high scoring clash with goals down each end. With home advantage under their belt, Sturm Graz are likely to be a lot less wasteful with the chances that they create, so expect both the sides to find the back of the net by the end of the ninety minutes.

Sturm Graz vs Haugesund Betting tips

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Both teams to score @ 2.10 (11/10).