FCSB vs Rudar Velenje Preview and Predictions

FCSB vs Rudar Velenje
Europa League Qualifier (Second Leg)
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Arena National (Bucharest).

Rudar Velenje made it through the first phase of qualification and will now face FCSB better known as Steaua Bucharest for a place in the third qualifying stages.

Whist Rudar were the favourites in their last round match they are now facing the step up and FCSB will be the odds on favourites to win this game. They have a rich history in European football and even though they are hardly the same club that they once were they will want to qualify for the Europa League proper this season.

Rudar being at home will need to attack and try to take a lead to Steaua which won’t be easy. The more they attack this team the more they will open themselves up. We should therefore see an entertaining game with goals coming more in the 2nd half.

FCSB vs Rudar Velenje: Head to Head

There first leg clash ended in a 2-0 FCSB win is the lone meeting between the sides.

FCSB vs Rudar Velenje: Prediction

FCSB are the better team and their objective will be of course to win the game. They already have a 2 goal advantage with a clean sheets means they they have one foot in the third round.

Another 2-0 win is pretty much the ‘perfect’ European result and FCSB will be well drilled in what they have to do. Another reason for this is Rudar being a one-dimensional side, good at home and often struggle while on the road.

This is a big game for the Romanians and they will have passionate fans as they were in the travel to Slovenia for the 1st leg game.

FCSB vs Rudar Velenje: Bet Tips

  • FCSB -1.5 Asian Handicap for 1.80 odd.
  • Under 2.5 ft goals at 2.00 odd.