Vaduz vs Zalgiris Vilnius
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Rheinpark Stadion (Vaduz).
A late goal gave Zalgiris a slender 1-0 lead to take with to Vaduz, for a potential second leg fixture where both teams go in with equal chance of qualifying for the third round.
Zalgiris have had quite a history with plenty of ups and downs and given that the club were in financial ruin only a decade ago and then relegated to the second division they have done incredibly well to be back here.
They have suffered and still pulled out some fantastic results and they will aim to win this first leg before a 2nd leg which could be tricky in Liechtenstein.
FC Vaduz actually have to play in the lower leagues of Swiss football given that Liechtenstein does not have its own league owing to the nature that the country is very small. UEFA currently have FC Vaduz ranked at 307 in Europe.
Zalgiris will have to travel over 1,000 km for this match against FC Vaduz and showed they have a better team despite getting on the score sheet just once in the first leg.
Vaduz vs Zalgiris Vilnius Head-to-head
The team met just once in the history which happened last week and resulted in narrow 1-0 win for Zalgiris.
Vaduz vs Zalgiris Vilnius Prediction
As we mentioned earlier, the quality is with Zalgiris, but Vaduz are not one of the easiest side to come up against on their own turf.
Vaduz lost just 1 Europa League qualifying games since 2011, that is 7 wins and 4 draws in 12 games, an indication of the tricky fixture awaiting the Lithuanians.
Despite the ability to snatch results, the hosts conceded heavily over the above mentioned period, which means the neutrals are in for a potential goal fest.
This is a strong reason for me to go with the goal market and get away from the risk of backing one of these unpredictable teams to win here.
Vaduz vs Zalgiris Vilnius Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals and Both teams to Score at 2.50 odd.