Ventspils vs Teuta Durres
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick-off at 15:45 UK/ 16:45 CET
Venue: Ventspils Olimpiskais stadions (Ventspils).
The league title could have been theirs had Ventspils put on a marginally improved performance last season. After giving a tough chase throughout, they had to let go of the dream for just four points.
This time around, they seem to be on the backfoot, as they already are trailing the pole spot by 11 points, and a great outing in the Europa becomes necessary for them to save face.
Guests Teuta never really had a shot at the top-most but gave an inspiring run for the runner-up position, and finally finished at the third position, just two points behind Kukesi.
Also, their away form seems to have been picked up, after the embarrassing five-match losing run. At present, they have lost just one of their last five attempts on the road.
But against this set of opponents, who have a great record at home, Durres will have to put all of their heart out on the pitch, if they need any hold on this two-legged tie. The fact that the hosts of the day have not much to be cheerful about their defense gives them hope.
Ventspils vs Teuta Durres Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are taking on each other for the first time.
Ventspils vs Teuta Durres Prediction
The home team was unbeaten in six of their last eight games and registered two or more goals in five of these eight. At home, they have even more of an impressive record and have been unbeaten in 16 of their last 18. They are also currently unbeaten in their last ten appearances in front of their home crowd.
Going on, they found the back of the net in 17 of their last 18 home fixtures too.
Coming to the guests, they were winless in eight of their last eleven matches on the road and had a five-game losing streak in the midst of this stretch. With these in mind, the chances for a home win is very high.
In regards to goals, take into account that Ventspils failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five ties, and conceded four or more in two of these five. At home, their defense was breached in 11 of their last 14. As such, it’s very likely that both the squads will find the back of the net in this competitive fixture.
Ventspils vs Teuta Durres Betting Tips
Ventspils to Win @ 1.85.
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83.