Djurgarden – Europa FC : Preview & Prediction
Djurgården and Europa face at Tele2 Arena, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct encounter. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since both teams have significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Djurgården
The home team makes its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home advantage. This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, as in the last 30 games they have recorded 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. The team arrives at this match after a home draw against Elfsborg by (1‑1). Djurgården have won 4, drawn 4 and lost 2 of their last 10 home matches for all competitions. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 16 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have only turned the score around in 1. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 11 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 11 goals between minutes (31′ ‑ 45 ‘).
Djurgarden comes for this match with an equalizer, in 1×1, receiving Elfsborg, in a game counting for the Championship of Sweden. Note that the home team reaches this stage of the Europa League as a result of the defeat against Ferencvaros in the qualifiers of the Champions League. The Djurgarden team should play in 4-2-3-1 benefiting the ball possession and the organized attacks, looking for most of the times the striker Karl Holmberg: this player is a very powerful and very strong player in the finish. For this match, coach Kim Bergstrand cannot count on the injured Alexander Abrahamsson.
Analysis of Europa
The visiting team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result as a visitor. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 20 games they have recorded 1 win and 11 losses as a visitor, with a total of 5 goals scored and 32 conceded. At home, he won 2 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 8 goals scored and 11 conceded. The team arrives in this match after an away defeat against Crvena Zvezda by (5‑0). In the last 2 away matches in all competitions, Europa has lost 2.
The Europa team comes to this game with a 5-0 defeat in the trip to the Estrela Vermelha field, in a game counting for the Champions League qualifiers. For playing away from home, coach Rafael Escobar must take to the field a more direct team, looking for the counterattack in order to take advantage of the space existing on the opponent’s back: Liam Walker can be the great player in this type of transition. It is worth noting that the men of Gibraltar have several defensive organization and finishing flaws. All players are present for this game.
Djurgarden – Europa FC : Betting Tips
Djurgarden – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70