Zrinjski Mostar vs Utrecht
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 1 July 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadion pod Bijelim Brijegom (Mostar).
The previous encounter between the two sides saw Utrecht hold Zrinjski Mostar to a 1-1 draw at the last blast of the final whistle.
Although the teams look inseparable on the scorecard, the clash was a one-sided affair, with Utrecht dominating their opponents throughout the ninety minutes.
The hosts took just six attempts at goal in that tie, four of which were right on target, while their foes were able to threaten with four times as many efforts.
They also came close to scoring on twelve occasions but were denied by the goalkeeper every single time.
The visitors certainly made an impact in the attacking third and have no one but themselves to blame for failing to take a clear and decisive lead.
The away goal that Zrinjski Mostar have under their belt could prove to be costly for Utrecht who will have to be a lot less wasteful on Thursday if they are to salvage their hopes of staying alive in the competition.
Zrinjski Mostar vs Utrecht Head to head (h2h)
- The only previous meeting between the two teams was the first leg of their qualifiers.
Zrinjski Mostar vs Utrecht Prediction
Although the home team were not as threating as their counterparts in their previous game, it has to be said that they did a tremendous job in restricting Utrecht from finding the back of the net more than once.
The last time Zrinjski admitted defeat at this venue, was way back in March, and are currently unbeaten on home soil for the past four months. The squad are certainly at their best when they have home advantage in hand and have scored twelve goals in their last five home clashes alone.
With an away goal also in the bag, Zrinjski Mostar are certainly sizing up as the favorites to pick up the win in this one.
Utrecht have not been as consistent in their trips on the road, and have just two wins to boast of in their previous five ties. However, they have found the back of the net in their last three outings, so it is definitely safe to expect a high scoring clash to unfold, as both teams look likely to get their names on the scoresheet.
Zrinjski Mostar vs Utrecht Betting tips
Utrecht to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).