Zorya vs RB Leipzig
2018/19 Europa League Play-off (1st Leg)
Date: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Slavutych Arena (Zaporizhia).
This matchup between Zorya and RB Leipzig should be very interesting given that Zorya have really impressed in the qualifying stages. The club surprised and beat Portuguese side Braga in the last round and are full of confidence and goals heading into this tough fixture with their German opponents.
RB Leipzig beat Universitatea Craiova 4-2 on aggregate and have had a fairly comfortable ride in the qualifying stages.
The Bundesliga team will be installed as the favourites to reach the Europa League. Indeed they are as low as 1.44 to win this game even though they are away from home and Zorya can be backed at 11/2, which represents excellent value.
Zorya were able to score 3 goals in two games versus Braga and should not be seen as pushovers at least in this first leg in Ukraine.
Zorya vs RB Leipzig: Head to Head
There are no previous head to head matches between the two sides.
Zorya vs RB Leipzig: Prediction
The one guarantee that we can expect from this game is that it will be played at a very fast pace and we should see goals. Zorya are fearless and this makes the underdog opponent quite dangerous to play.
On the other hand RB Leipzig have only been a real force for the past 3 years and they still have within their ranks the desire to do well and play attacking football, they may leave some gaps which could be a danger.
They Germans the quality to win the tie over 2 legs but this game remains a doubt and the value is backing the home team on the handicap. They Ukrainians underdogs have already proved how good they can be at home in the last round.
Zorya vs RB Leipzig: Bet Tips
Both teams to score at 1.72 (8/11)
Zorya +1 Handicap @ 2.38 (11/8).