Sutjeska vs Linfield
Europa League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 6 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Stadion Gradski (Nikšić).
The respective champions of their leagues take on each other, with the hope of qualifying to the next stage in the competition. Either had posted huge leads at the top, in the range of 9-10 points.
The Montenegrin team was the absolute best in almost all major categories throughout their campaign. They had scored the most number of goals, conceded the least, and importantly, through their 36-match schedule, the squad lost just four times.
To take on this club comes Linfield, essentially a semi-professional squad. Add to this their away handicap, and things start to look bleak for the Irish group.
Additionally, the stature of either league would be a cause of concern for the visitors. On comparative merit, the Montenegrin First League takes the cake.
Sutjeska vs Linfield Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first time these two are lining up against each other.
Sutjeska vs Linfield Prediction
First and foremost, the fact that the hosts are a part of a much better league will be a major factor in determining the outcome of this tie. Add to that their home advantage and the slope becomes steeper for Linfield.
Moreover, Sutjeska was unbeaten in 34 of their last 37 fixtures, and in 18 of their last 20 in front of the home crowd. On the other hand, the visitors were winless in eight of their last ten games and had a five-tie losing run in the midst. On the road, they have just one win in their last five attempts, and the sole victory came in a friendly.
As things stand, the semi-professional group from Northern Ireland faces huge odds in pursuit of their objective, and in all probability, should come up short.
Sutjeska vs Linfield Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Sutjeska @ 1.40 (2/5)
Sutjeska to Score the First Goal @ 1.60 (3/5).