FC Utrecht vs Valletta: Preview & Prediction
FC Utrecht and Valletta are in midweek at Mandemakers Stadion in a second leg of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round) after a 0-0 draw in the first leg.
FC Utrecht Preview
The home team comes to this game back after a scoreless draw as a visitor, so in case of victory will confirm the qualification to the next phase. In their last 10 home matches FC Utrecht have won 8, 1 draw and 1 defeat. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, reason why their defense needs to improve, But its attack has marked regularly, since it marked goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
FC Utrecht will decide in their stadium the classification for the next phase of the Europa League, because in the first party tied by 0-0, reason why for this game only need a victory by the minimum margin. With the support of their fans the home team should not have problems to conquer a positive result, because in addition to the house factor also has a high quality staff and does not usually suffer many goals. Therefore, for this meeting the team of coach Erik has to prioritize the attack and achieve a victory without many difficulties. For this game coach Erik should not be absent.
The visiting team reaches this second leg after a goalless draw with the advantage of not having conceded home goals in the first leg. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Valletta won 4, tied 3 and lost 3. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only managed 1 comeback in all 4 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
After not having achieved a great exhibition in the first game, in which it only obtained a tie in front of its fans, the visiting team knows that it will have to improve its performance in this game, if it intends to continue in competition, as a victory, Although by the minimum margin, the home team will place him out of the competition. Therefore, the team of coach Zoran should have a defensive posture, but he will not stop attacking, to try to win a victory or a draw with goals, highlighting Velasco in the attack. The starting team must be the same team that played in the first game.
FC Utrecht vs Valletta: Betting Tips
Utrecht -2.5 AH – Odds: 2.10
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.50