VPS vs Olimpija Ljubljana
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 29th June 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Elisa Stadion.
VPS will be hoping to bring the good Veikkausliiga form to Europa League where they will take on Olimpija Ljubljana in one of the most interesting ties of the first qualifying round.
Petri Vuorinen has been doing a phenomenal job with his team in the new term of the top flight of the Finnish football since VPS currently hold the second position being six points above KuPS at third.
The team suffered only a single defeat in last 13 matches and they kept clean sheets in three of their last four league fixtures.
Olimpija, who will be handicapped since the new season in Slovenian 1. SNL won’t kick off before mid-July also play super tight at the back as they ended last season with no more than 35 conceded goals in 36 matches.
Apart from winning the third position in the league competition, Olimpija were runners-up in Slovenian Cup having lost the final to Domzale 1-0.
Safet Hadzic’s men drew 1-1 with Trepca’89 (the champions of Kosovo) in the lone pre-season friendly played last Thursday.
VPS vs Olimpija: Head to head
VPS and Olimpija will face each other for the first time in their history.
VPS vs Olimpija: Prediction
The visitors are favourites according to the bookmakers, but we would not back them to clinch the away win at 23/20 odds.
He value is absolutely with the visitors who are in a much better competitive form and who have been very tough to break down at the start of the new Veikkausliiga season.
Since both teams favour defensive football, we just can’t see how this match could offer three or more goals.
VPS vs Olimpija: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals Ft is a banker bet at 1.75 with Bet365.
Braver punters can even try with the goalless draw at the sky-high 10.00 odds.