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Podgorica take a slender one goal lead to Albania for a pivotal Europa Conference League qualification second-leg tie on Thursday. Read our expert predictions and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our match preview.
Laci vs Podgorica – Free Betting Tips & Predictions
Laci welcome Podgorica to the Elbasan Arena on Thursday for a crucial second-leg tussle. Read our top three expert predictions for Thursday’s fixture between Laci and Podgorica below.
- Double Chance – Podgorica or Draw (Odds not yet available)
- Under 2.5 Goals – yes (Odds not yet available)
- Both Teams to Score – no (Odds not yet available)
The odds presented here are always subject to change. One should check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by William Hill, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.
Podgorica Double Chance
Podgorica established a narrow one-goal lead thanks to their slim victory over Laci in Montenegro last week and with an advantage to hold, the Blue-Whites are worth backing to avoid defeat in the second-leg. Laci looked ill-equipped to breach their opponent’s defence in the teams’ first encounter and the same lack of attacking thrust could leave supporters at the Elbasan Arena disappointed.
Under 2.5 Goals
Jovan Vujović hit the first-leg’s only goal from the penalty spot in the second half of Podgorica’s 1-0 win over Laci last week – meaning that both teams failed to find the net from open play in Montenegro. Inspiration in the final third was in short supply then and we’re tipping the teams to produced under 2.5 goals for the second time in Thursday’s encounter.
Both Teams to Score – No
It took a second-half spot-kick to separate the sides at the DG Arena seven days’ ago and we expect Thursday’s crucial rematch to be decided by similarly slim margins. One team failed to score in eight of Laci’s last nine competitive fixtures in a run stretching back to the tail end of last season, while just one goal was struck in each of Podgorica’s last two away tests.
Laci vs Podgorica: Match Preview
Laci from Albania have competed on the continent in each of the last four seasons, though they have made it past the first qualification stage only twice. Journeyman coach Shpëtim Duro will be realistic about his team’s chances of progression again this term, and Laci’s record of just one normal time win in their last 12 European fixtures suggests another early exit is on the cards.
Montenegrin champions Podgorica have enjoyed a major resurgence under manager Mladen Milinković, though European football will provide the acid test for their improvement. The Plavo-bijeli’s squad is dominated by players from their homeland, though it’s interesting to note that they have two exciting Japanese midfielders in Arihiro Sentoku and Keita Suzuki.
Top Betting Odds and Stats for Laci vs Podgorica
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Laci vs Podgorica Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions
What stadium will the match be played at?
Thursday’s fixture will be played at the Elbasan Arena in Albania.
When does this fixture kick off?
The match will start at 20:00 CET (GMT +1) on July 15.
Which team is favourite to win on Thursday?
Podgorica have been making great strides under Mladen Milinković and they are slight favourites to win this week.