Trakai vs St. Johnstone
Europa League qualifier
Date: Thursday, 6th July 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Vilniaus LFF stadionas.
Trakai have St. Johnstone on the ropes as they have brought a huge 2-1 advantage from the first leg played seven days ago at McDiarmid Park.
The Scots just don’t seem to have the experience needed for European competitions as they are on their way to suffer the third consecutive elimination in the opening round of Europa League qualifications.
Trakai’s main advantage ahead of the clash with the Saints was the fact that they are midway through the season in Lithuanian A Lyga.
It seems that the Russian manager Oleg Vasilenko took the most of it to claim the shocking 1-2 win.
The achievement is ever grater if we know that Trakai are yet to celebrate their first win on the road in eight A Lyga outings.
Tommy Wright has been doing a marvellous job with St.Johnstone as he secured the top six finish in the Scottish Premiership for four years in a row (ever since he took charge of the team).
However, he obviously fails to prepare his team for the pre-season European competition since the Saints suffered shocking eliminations to both Spartak Trnava and Alashkert (from Armenia) in last two of their Europa League journeys.
Trakai vs St. Johnstone: Head to head
Trakai’s matches offer the lowest number of goals on average in the new A Lyga season.
However, it did not bother them to net two goals in the first half at McDiarmid Park through Maksim Maksimov and Vaidas Silenas.
Joe Shaughnessy bagged the only goal for the Scots.
Trakai vs St.Johnstone: Prediction
Wright lost his main creator in the attack as Danny Swanson left the team in pre-season.
This affects the Saints’ game significantly and we just can’t see them netting two goals past well-organized defensive team in the second leg at Vilniaus LFF stadionas.
Trakai vs St.Johnstone: Betting Tips
The main betting pick will be St. Johnstone Under 1.5 team Goals at the odds of 4/7.
The second bet is Under 2.5 goals FT at 17/20.