Hajduk Split – Everton: Preview & Prediction
With great advantage, Everton tries to confirm on Thursday, August 24, their classification for the group stage of the Europa League edition 2017/2018. Starting at 16h (GMT), he faces Hajduk Split at the Poljud stadium in Split, Croatia.
In the first leg in Liverpool, the English won 2-0. Thus, they could even lose by a goal difference that would still ensure their qualification in the tournament. If they manage to score a goal, Everton will be able to advance even if they lose by two goals difference. The Croats, in order to survive in the competition, need a minimum advantage of three goals. The difficult situation and the problems involving fans and police in the first leg have caused tension and expectation that further conflicts may occur.
Hajduk was successful in the preview for the Everton clash. On Sunday, August 20, away from home, he thrashed the Rudes, 4-0, in a match that was part of the sixth round of the NHL, the First Division of the Croatian Championship.
With the victory, it conserved the vice-leadership of the tournament. He scored 13 points (four wins, one draw and one loss). The result, even if repeated enough to eliminate the English, must be viewed with reservations.
Initially for the rival to be the lantern of the Croatian Championship with only two points added in 18 possible. In addition, it still had two athletes expelled still in the first time. Thus, Hajduk has played with extra players since the 30 minutes of the initial stage. Ultimately, the game turned out to be a luxury workout.
To reach the playoffs for a place in the UEFA Europa League group stage, Hajduk Split had to overcome two qualifying rounds. In the first one, they surpassed Levski of Bulgaria with victories at home (1 to 0) and away (2 to 1). Then he beat Brondby from Denmark. It drew without goals outside and won by 2 to 0 at home.
It is quite likely that the good advantage achieved at home will cause Dutch coach Ronald Koeman to give some of his most important players a break. Among them is veteran striker Wayne Rooney.
Even because Everton, despite having scheduled the appointment in the international tournament, was chosen by the Premier League to close the second round of the 2017/2018 season. On Monday, August 21, against Manchester City at Ethirad Stadium, they were drawn by a 1-1 draw.
As there is another classic ahead on Sunday, August 27 against Chelsea in London, there is no reason to risk athletes who are considered fundamental to an inferior opponent technically and at a great disadvantage.
The situation is aggravated by the large number of injured athletes. Defenders Seamus Coleman and Ramiro Mori are in the ward; The socks Ross Barkley and James McCarthy; And striker Sandro Ramirez. New injuries could jeopardize the team in the struggle for their goals. After completing the previous season in seventh place, Everton aim to get closer to the front-runner and perhaps even fight for a place in the Champions League, an objective that can also be achieved by the Europa League.
Hajduk Split – Everton: Betting Tips
1X – Odds: 1.67
Over 2 goals – Odds: 1.55