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Mura vs Zalgiris prediction, odds and free betting tips (05/08/2021)

Mura and Zalgiris meet at the Mestni Štadion Fazanerija for a Europa League Third Qualifying Round first-leg tussle on Thursday. Read our free predictions and find the best odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Mura vs Zalgiris – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Slovenia’s Mura and Lithuanian outfit Zalgiris square off in a Europa League pre-qualifier in Murska Sobota. Read our top three expert predictions for Thursday’s fixture below.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. Remember to check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Mura to Win

Mura have made a stuttering start to their domestic campaign in Slovenia, though the Čarno-bejl have looked a more formidable force in Europe, especially at home where they trounced Shkendija 5-0 in a Champions League qualification clash. Zalgiris meanwhile, have only won two of their last 14 away games in the Europa League since 2000 and their habit of coming unstuck on the road means they are worth opposing on Thursday.

Both Teams to Score

While we expect Mura to finish Thursday’s first-leg in front, their recent defensive record suggests that a consolation goal could be in the offing for Zalgiris. Mura have kept just one clean sheet in their last five matches, while Zalgiris have notched at least once in 75% of their continental assignments this term. With those patterns acknowledged, we’re tipping BTTS to land this week.

Over 1.5 Mura Team Goals

Zalgiris conceded at least twice in each of their Champions League qualification defeats to Ferencvaros last month and the Žaliai Balti’s defence could be in trouble again against Mura on Thursday. The Lithuanians shipped three goals in each of their last two Europa League away fixtures against Bodo/Glimt and Honved respectively and Mura look a tempting price in the over 1.5 team goals market against the same leaky backline.

Mura vs Zalgiris: Match Preview

Mura

Mura were dumped out of the Champions League pre-qualifiers last month, though it took two late goals in the second-leg from an experienced Ludogorets outfit to see off Ante Šimundža’s plucky Slovenians. The PrvaLiga title-holders have only been in existence since 2012, though they are an improving force on the continent having made their European debut in 2019.

Zalgiris

Zalgiris are seasoned campaigners when it comes to the qualification stages of European tournaments, though they have yet to make the competition proper of any of UEFA’s formats. Head coach Vladimir Cheburin – who was appointed in January – is enjoying a productive first season in the dugout with the club and Zalgiris look on course to successfully defend their domestic crown in 2021.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Mura vs Zalgiris

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

UEFA Europa League Qualifying
NS Mura
VS
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
August 5, 2021
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NS Mura vs FK Zalgiris Vilnius

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12/08/21
UELQ
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
0 - 1
NS Mura
NS Mura
05/08/21
UELQ
NS Mura
NS Mura
0 - 0
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
FK Zalgiris Vilnius

NS Mura

Last 5

26/09/21
SPL
NS Mura
NS Mura
0 - 0
FC Koper
FC Koper
23/09/21
SPL
Tabor Sezana
Tabor Sezana
1 - 1
NS Mura
NS Mura
19/09/21
SPL
NK Maribor
NK Maribor
1 - 2
NS Mura
NS Mura
16/09/21
CON
NS Mura
NS Mura
0 - 2
Vitesse
Vitesse
11/09/21
SPL
NS Mura
NS Mura
1 - 0
Olimpija Ljubljana
Olimpija Ljubljana

FK Zalgiris Vilnius

Last 5

26/08/21
UECLQ
Bodo/Glimt
Bodo/Glimt
1 - 0
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
22/08/21
LAL
Hegelmann Litauen
Hegelmann Litauen
1 - 1
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
22/08/21
LAL
Hegelmann Litauen
Hegelmann Litauen
1 - 1
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
22/08/21
LAL
Hegelmann Litauen
Hegelmann Litauen
1 - 1
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
22/08/21
LAL
Hegelmann Litauen
Hegelmann Litauen
1 - 1
FK Zalgiris Vilnius
FK Zalgiris Vilnius

Mura vs Zalgiris Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Thursday’s fixture will be played at the Mestni Štadion Fazanerija.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 19:00 CET (GMT +1) on August 5.

Who will referee Thursday’s game?

Swedish referee Andreas Ekberg will take charge of Thursday’s contest.