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The New Saints are as good as through before a ball is even kicked in the second leg. Can Kauno Zalgiris rescue some pride in this match? Find out with our The New Saints vs Kauno Zalgiris match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.
The New Saints vs Kauno Zalgiris: Predictions
Check out our match predictions for this Europa Conference League qualifier between The New Saints vs Kauno Zalgiris.
- Handicap: The New Saints -3 @ odds not yet available
- To win to nil: The New Saints @ odds not yet available
- Over/under goals: Over 2.5 @ odds not yet available
These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing. Check your betslip before confirming.
A huge win incoming
We kick off our predictions with a seemingly ambitious -3 handicap. It’s less ambitious when you consider that The New Saints hit five goals past Kauno Zalgiris in the first leg; they were away! On top of that, The New Saints have won seven of their last 10 home games drawing another two and losing just the solitary game. Kauno Zalgiris by contrast have been in generally poor form; they’ve won just one of their last five outings. This really should be a formality with the only question being how many goals The New Saints score.
An easy day for The New Saints keeper
Not only do we think The New Saints will win handsomely but we are tipping them to keep a clean sheet too; their visitors have only scored three goals in their last five matches and have blanked in two of the last three. As for The New Saints, they have kept seven clean sheets in the last 10 games, which includes the 5-0 win they recorded over Kauno Zalgiris in the first leg. When you consider all aspects it really is tough to see this bet not coming in.
Lots of goals
Finally, we have an over/under goals tip for you. We’re keeping things simple at 2.5 but a look to The New Saints stats should quickly show why this bet still carries big value. They’ve been involved in 14 goals over their past five games; that’s an average of 2.8 goals. Kauno Zalgiris average across the last five isn’t quite as compelling at 2.4 but a longer term view puts their average up to 2.6. Of course, the head to head record of one game played and five goals scored helps paint an over 2.5 punt in the right way too.
Here is the formbook for The New Saints vs Kauno Zalgiris
The below details the form over the past five matches (as of 90 minutes)
The New Saints: DLDWW
Kauno Zalgiris: LDDWL
The New Saints vs Kauno Zalgiris: Another big win is likely
The New Saints
After winning the first leg 5-0 and knowing they welcome their opponents to their home ground where they have a record of one loss in 10 must be music to the ears of The New Saints team and fan base. There is no way their team won’t be going through. In fact, the aggregate score of this match could get embarrassing; Daniel Davies will be keen to add to his goal tally – he’s only been with the club two weeks but bagged a brace in the first leg.
What does success in this game look like for Kauno Zalgiris? Is it a win? A draw? Just keeping the score respectable? Whatever the answer, they’ll need to defend a damn sight better than they did in the first leg and a run of one win in seven hardly inspires confidence of a positive outcome. Steven Thicot is their key defender whilst any attacking threat will likely come through Nigerian striker Philip Otele.
Final thoughts on The New Saints vs Kauno Zalgiris
- What nations do the sides represent? The New Saints are from Wales. Kauno Zalgiris represent Lithuania
- When is K/O? 18:15 GMT
- Where is the match being played? Park Hall