Even 86 teams will take part in the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round 1st Leg on Thursday, and in the following article, we will present you our selection of 22 most exciting games of the day. This is the fourth and final part of our list, so have a look at the next five encounters.
Aberdeen are firm favorites as they welcome the Finnish side Rovaniemi, but backing them at low 1.18 (-556) odds is out of question. Rovaniemi recorded just one victory in the last six games while Aberdeen are unbeaten in the previous five, and I don’t think the visitors will leave Pittodrie Stadium with a positive result. I am backing Aberdeen to win at halftime and fulltime at 1.66 (-150).
Another British team will participate in the 2019-20 UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round 1st Leg tonight as Cliftonville take on Haugesund at Solitude in Belfast. However, they are underdogs in this one as the Norwegians have a better team and are coming from a stronger league. Cliftonville are without a home defeat in the previous ten matches, though, so I wouldn’t put my money against them. Haugesund are a relatively efficient side, and instead of backing them at 1.65 (-154), I am going with both teams to score at 1.83 (-120).
Niedercorn are traveling to Ireland to face Cork City who recorded only one win in the last ten matches, but the Luxembourgers are also not playing well at the moment. They barely made it through the preliminary phase as they scored a late goal against Cardiff Metropolitan, so this encounter is extremely hard to predict. I cannot separate these sides right now and that’s why I am going with a draw at 3.00 (+200).
St. Patricks are facing a tough job as they host Norrkoping who are the 1.67 (-149) favorites to get a win, but unlike Cork City, St. Patricks are in a better form lately and could have a chance to get a positive result here. Still, Norrkoping suffered only one loss in the previous eight matches and scored two or more goals in seven of those eight games. I’d avoid betting on fulltime score in this one, but I am going with more attractive odds and I am backing Norrkoping to score over 1.5 goals at 2.00 (+100).
We left perhaps the most interesting clash of this article for the end as Siroki Brijeg welcome Kairat Almaty at Stadion Pecara. The Bosnian team are slight favorites at 2.35 (+135) odds but considering this could go either way, I am opting for goals on both sides at 2.00 (+100) rather than betting on a fulltime result. Siroki scored in each of the last five games while Kairat found the back of the net in the previous five matches on the road, which is good enough for me to back BTTS.
With these five encounters we’re concluding our list of 22 UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round 1st Leg Betting Preview and Picks games. Stay with us for more betting previews and picks in the coming days as we’re going to cover the returning leg next week as well.