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This preview is a closer look at the Conference League game between Northern Ireland outfit Glentoran and The New Saints from Wales. This will be the first-ever competitive meeting between the two clubs, who have only previously faced each other in a friendly.
Glentoran vs The New Saints – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Glentoran warmed up for the new season with a couple of friendly matches that they managed to win in comfortable fashion. The New Saints are also coming into the game on the back of a few warmup friendlies, but results from these matches have not been encouraging. The best tips for this match are:
- Match result – Glentoran win @ 17/10
- Total goals – under 2.5 @ 10/13
- The New Saints to score under 1.5 @ 20/33
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
The New Saints are not a great pick when it comes to away games in Europe. The club has a tendency to suffer big defeats in these games. Glentoran may not have had the best home record towards the end of the 2020-21 season, but they have every reason to look forward to a victory. McDermott has lost some players over the transfer window, while Ross Glendinning has been the only new arrival.
Total goals under 2.5
The quantity of goals from the away games involving The New Saints is remarkable and it is unlikely that Limbrick might have been able to address the concern during the off-season. Even during the warmup friendly matches, The New Saints have conceded more goals than they would have liked. Even then, Glentoran should be quite happy with a small win as long as they get an aggregate lead.
The New Saints to score less than 1.5 goals
Glentoran have opened up the warmup friendly matches with a solid run that has seen them keep back-to-back clean sheets in the two friendly games. The strengthening of the squad in the goalkeeper positions coupled with The New Saints being in mediocre form makes this game a good candidate to back the away team to score less than 1.5 goals.
Glentoran vs The New Saints: Match Preview and Team News
After an impressive second-place finish in the Danske Bank Premiership under Mick McDermott, Glentoran are keen on reaching the latter stages of a European competition for the first time since the 1970s. Back then, the team managed to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. McDermott has the potential to infuse a sense of history amongst the players to make them motivated for this first leg encounter. Since many of the first leg European encounters have not really gone according to plan, this will be the primary focus for Glentoran.
The New Saints
After having been a frequent presence in the Champions League and Europa League, the big job for Anthony Limbrick will be to motivate the players for a Conference League encounter. The New Saints have been unable to get into the latter stages of the premier European competitions, but the Conference League offers a better opportunity.
Conference League Numbers for Glentoran vs The New Saints
Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.
FAQs on Glentoran vs The New Saints match
Where is the match going to take place? Glentoran
When will this match start? July 8, 2021 at 18:45 GMT
Who is the favourite team to win the game? Glentoran