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Unlike a lot of sides in these qualifiers, both Siroki Brijeg and Vilaznia Shkoder have tasted ‘proper’ European football. They’ll want to again but only one can keep their hopes alive. Who will it be that takes a first leg advantage? Find out with our Siroki Brijeg vs Vilaznia Shkoder match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.
Siroki Brijeg vs Vilaznia Shkoder: A trio of tips
Check out our match predictions for this Europa Conference League qualifier between Siroki Brijeg vs Vilaznia Shkoder.
- Match result : Draw @ odds not yet available
- Over/under goals: Under 2.5 @ odds not yet available
- Correct score: 1-1 @ odds not yet available
These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.
The first leg to end level
Siroki Brijeg ended their domestic campaign on a six game unbeaten run that included four wins but they’ve played two friendlies since then without picking up a victory. We’re not sure they’ll get back to winning ways as they play host to Vilaznia Shkoder either. Vilaznia Shkoder are in a similar boat form wise; they ended their campaign with five straight wins but are winless in three friendlies. With a second leg to come, we can see both sides treading carefully in the game.
A game without lots of goals
The first of our tips mentions how the two sides have a similar pattern in their results; it’s not just in respect of wins and losses either. Of their last 10 matches Siroki Brijeg have only seen three or more goals in a match three occasions. For Vilaznia Shkoder it’s been just twice. Then you have game averages to consider, which give you a steer as to how finely balanced the bet really is; in 10 matches Siroki Brijeg have seen an average of 2.1 goals per match. Vilaznia Shkoder come in even lower at 1.8. With such consistently low numbers for both teams, a goal fest looks majorly unlikely.
Anticipating a 1-1 draw
If you’ve put 2 and 2 together from our first two predictions then this score line tip won’t be a shock to you. We think the match will end 1-1. Siroki Brijeg and Vilaznia Shkoder have seen five draws between them across their previous 10 matches; that’s five matches each with Siroki Brijeg drawing two and Vilaznia Shkoder ending level three times. The 1-1 score line has occurred three times in that period, which is more than any other result. With that considered, it wouldn’t surprise us to see one goal for both teams here.
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Siroki Brijeg vs Vilaznia Shkoder: Two teams without a world of difference
When the domestic campaign ended Siroki Brijeg had some momentum with them; six games unbeaten along with back to back wins to close the season saw them secure their place in this match. Since then the wheels haven’t come off but they’re not running smoothly with a win and draw from two friendly games. They’ll need to be better here; central to that will be the likes of Mato Stanic and Alen Jurilj.
Much like we’ve just said about Siroki Brijeg, Vilaznia Shkoder would have felt more capable of winning here six weeks ago. Their last few matches have seen them fail to win. They’re not here through being a poor outfit though and with players like Ardit Hoxhaj and Haris Dilaver in their ranks, they’ll present a challenge for their hosts without question.
Final quickfire questions for Siroki Brijeg vs Vilaznia Shkoder
- What nations do the teams represent? Bosnia and Albania, respectively
- When is KO? 8 PM GMT
- What stadium is hosting the match? Stadion Pecara