Motherwell Vs Sligo Rovers Betting Tip: Home Win/Both To Score – 21 July 2022

Alexander's men should be too strong at Fir Park?

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Scotland Motherwell vs Sligo Rovers Ireland

Thursday, 21 July 2022 – 19:45 (BST)
UEFA Europa Conference League Qualification
Pick: Motherwell Win & Both Teams to Score
Odds: 13/5
Bookmaker: Betfair
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 19 July 2022)

Preview: A place in the third qualifying round of this season’s UEFA Europa Conference League is the prize Motherwell and Sligo Rovers are building towards when they take to the pitch at Fir Park.

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Motherwell – All is Well at Fir Park?

Sixth place last season in Scotland’s Professional Football League earned Motherwell a route into the Europa Conference League second qualifying round where, in theory, their path towards a first ever group stage appearance in European competition should be much easier. On Thursday, they host a continental fixture for the first time in more than two years, since a 5-1 win over Northern Ireland’s Glentoran in August 2020.

The Well’s home record in UEFA matches does, however, leave much to be desired. In fact, that aforementioned result against Glentoran stands as their sole victory on Scottish soil since 2010, having lost four (each ‘to nil’, three via a 2-0 scoreline) of six subsequent matches. Although nine wins across 19 SPFL fixtures at Fir Park in 2021-22 did rank highly, placing them fourth of 12 among their rivals.

Key Stat: Just two teams conceded more goals at home than the 28 in 19 games that Motherwell managed in last season’s Scottish Professional Football League. Moreover, the Well are without a clean sheet in six European home matches.


Motherwell Win By One Goal



Sligo Rovers – Another big away showing needed?

The 2021 season in Ireland proved memorable for Sligo Rovers, who achieved their best finishing position for nine seasons. Their tally of 57 points from 36 games may have been a long way short of perennial League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers, but was good enough for third. Maintaining those stands has been a challenge though. They currently languish fifth after 22 games of the 2022 league season.

Results had picked up (W3 D2) prior to Sunday’s 2-0 loss at home to bottom-of-the-table UC Dublin. A knock to their confidence perhaps. A quick glance at their recent results in Europe, in particular those away from home, should raise their spirits though. The Bit O’Reds would win two of their last three European away games (vs Rosenborg and Bala Town) having previously failed to win any of their first 11 (D3 L7).

Key Stat: Sligo Rovers are set to partake in their 15th European away fixture. Their only clean sheets until now have been in goalless draws, against Ukraine’s Vorskla Poltava in 2011 and Lithuania’s Banga Gargzdai in 2014.

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Motherwell Vs Sligo Rovers Betting Advice

Neither party will have been dissatisfied with the draw. However, with Scotland’s top division ranked ninth in UEFA’s Coefficients and Republic of Ireland’s League of Ireland all the way down in 40th (below the leagues of Luxembourg, Latvia and Kosovo), Motherwell should be the team moving on to the third qualifying round. Having said that, the Scottish side have won only once in their last six European home games.


Motherwell Vs Sligo Rovers – Key Facts:

  • When including pre-season friendlies, Motherwell come into this contest having won four of their past five matches (L1). Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers were beaten for the second game running at the weekend, having previously been unbeaten in seven (W4 D3).
  • Motherwell have one win from their past six home matches in Europe (D1 L4)> Moreover, they won one of three European matches, home or away, last season (W1 D1 L1).
  • Since the start of the 2021-22 season, Sligo Rovers have only played four matches in Europe. Their records reads W1 L3, with all three losses coming via single goal margins.


Motherwell haven’t registered a defensive shutout at home in European competition for more than a decade. Conceding in six successive outings in Scotland, and at least twice in four of those. Sligo Rovers, meanwhile, have kept two clean sheets in 14 European away outings. The Irish side, however, will be buoyed by a strong away performance in the last round of this competition, winning 2-1 in Wales against Bala Town.

Best Betting Odds – Motherwell Vs Sligo Rovers

Motherwell – 4/7
Draw – 11/4
Sligo Rovers – 4/1

(All odds taken from Betfair)