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It’s been decades since either Velez or Coleraine participated in a European match. Here they start on the road to potentially ending that long wait. Who will win the game? Find out with our Velez vs Coleraine match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.
Velez vs Coleraine: Best betting tips
Check out our match predictions for this Europa Conference League qualifier between Velez and Coleraine.
- Match result: Draw @ odds not yet available
- Both teams to score: Yes @ 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.
90 minutes to end all square
Velez come into this game on a 17 game unbeaten run and we don’t see it ending against Coleraine despite the visitors only having lost two of 10 games themselves. We also find it tough to suggest Velez will waltz to victory; after all, they have drawn eight games in their run of form. In al of their recent games – including their defeats – Coleraine have been competitive as an absolute minimum. More of the same in Sarajevo should see them come back to the home leg with the tie firmly in the balance.
We expect to see goals at both ends
You can get bogged down looking at how many clean sheets a side records but, actually, it’s the attacking players that have to ask questions and both of these teams will do that. Although it’s not at their usual ground, Velez will have home advantage and they’ve scored in nine of their last 10 matches when they’ve been the hosts. Coleraine will definitely be the away side with no warm welcome likely. They won’t care, they’ve failed to score in just one of 10 matches on the road.
One goal apiece
After reading our first two predictions this might not come as a huge surprise but we think this match could well be heading for 1-1. We’ve touched on the number of draws Velez have recorded and three of their last 10 games have ended 1-1. Coleraine aren’t what you’d call draw specialists with just the draws from their last 10 outings but both times they’ve ended level it has been with one goal apiece. With everything to play for over 180 minutes of action, nobody will go guns blazing; 1-1 could absolutely happen again.
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Velez vs Coleraine: An evenly matched game
If you were going to give the psychological edge to either team heading into this one it would be Velez; they’re in familiar-ish surroundings and have just won three games on the bounce. It is well known that the midfield battle often decides matches too; Velez have Samir Radovac and Obren Cvijanovic in their XI and they’re two players you’d say could play a higher level than Velez themselves.
We have indicated Velez might have the slight upper hand based on experience but don’t thinking Coleraine are arriving in a bad head space. They won’t be low on confidence because their overall form isn’t bad. Their star name is former Ipswich Town midfielder Josh Carson.
A final FAQ on Velez vs Coleraine
- What was the score last time the teams played? The two sides haven’t met before
- What time is kick off? 19:30 PM GMT
- Where is the game being played? Stadion Grbavica in Sarajevo