Soccer News – European football


The second best tournament in European football Europa League is starting once again with the matches from the first qualifying round. We are about to give our look at some of the most interesting clashes from this very early phase of the competition.

In Belarus Shakhtyor will fight for reaching the second qualifying round with Sūduva from Lithuania. We could say that the home team is a slight favourite to win not just the first game, but also the tie.

Meanwhile Chikhura from Georgia hosts the Austrian Rheindorf Altach. It’s not surprising that Rheindorf are the big favourite to clinch the win. Although this is not a team with rich traditions in the country, football in Austria is still better than the football in Georgia.

In same time Široki Brijeg from Bosnia and Herzegovina hosts Ordabasy from Kazakhstan. This is another match we could call unpredictable. Players from Bosnia are usually technical and skilled, like everywhere on the Balkans. Meanwhile football in Kazakhstan is always evolving, mainly because of the money which the owners are investing in it. It’s going to be an interesting clash.

Former European champions Crvzena Zvezda from Serbia are hosting Malta’s Floriana in Belgrade. This is not a game which could offer really that much of a intrigue. It’s clear that the Serbian team is going to win, but the question is – with how many goals? This is a good opportunity to test your skills in betting for amount of goals.

Meanwhile Scottish giants Rangers are facing Progrès Niedercorn from Luxembourg. For this clash we could say the same thing we said about the match between Crvena Zvezda and Floriana. It’s clear who is about to win, the question is – what is going to be the goal difference?

An interesting clash is the one between Lech Poznan from Poland and Pelister from Macedonia. Lech are arguably the big favourite, but can they win with a big difference before the rematch?

We could call “a local derby” the game between Željezničar from Bosnia and Zeta from Montenegro. When two Balkan teams are playing against each other, it’s always interesting. Bosnian football is stronger than the Montenegrian, but be careful with this game. It could be much more unpredictable than you probably suggest.