Prishtina v St Josephs Betting Tips: 1, 2019-06-27

Europa League Tips

Europa League
Thursday 27th June 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Prishtina win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.55 (odds taken at 02:49 GMT, 27 June 2019)

The Europa League preliminary rounds started recently and our next preview features a clash between Kosovo outfit, Prishtina, and Gibraltar side, St Josephs, as the betting tips continue at the Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri on Thursday night.

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Prishtina Prediction- Can Prishtina gain 1st leg lead?

Kosovan outfit, Prishtina, suffered defeat on the final day of the Superliga season with a 1-0 loss away at Feronikeli which ended a 12-match run without defeat.

Nevertheless, Prishtina’s impressive season run-in which yielded 10 wins from their last 13 matches overall secured them a place in this Europa League preliminary round.

Feronikeli head into the Champions League preliminary rounds while Prishtina will start their Europa League campaign on Thursday night against St Josephs.

Last season, Prishtina inflicted a crushing 6-1 aggregate win over another Gibraltar side, Europa, which saw Prishtina progress to the 1st qualifying round.

However, that was the end of the road for tonight’s hosts as they were beaten on penalties by Luxembourg side, Fola Esch, after the two-legged tie ended at 0-0.

Prishtina will no doubt be relying on their impressive home form at their Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri as the hosts have won 12 of their last 13 matches on home turf.

In addition, 10 of Prishtina’s 17 home matches last season saw the hosts score 2 goals or more.


Prishtina v St Josephs Both teams to score

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St Josephs Prediction – Can St Josephs give Prishtina a fright?

St Josephs take their place in the preliminary round of the Europa League courtesy of 2nd placed Europa winning the domestic cup competition, the Rock Cup.

Following a third place finish at the end of the Gibraltar Premier Division season, St Josephs therefore qualified but face a difficult task ahead of them in Kosovo on Thursday night.

Although they make their way over to Kosovo on the back of a 3-match winning streak, the visitors have a very limited and quite poor pedigree at Europa League level.

Domestic top flight wins over Glacis United, Gibraltar Phoenix and Lions Gibraltar are all well and good but perhaps may not adequately prepare them for this tough 1st leg.

St Josephs have played just 4 ties in the Europa League and have suffered defeats to Cyprus outfit AEL in a heavy 10-0 aggregate loss as well as on penalties to Faroe Islands club, B36.

Limited experience at this level may once again prove to be their undoing and the best they can appear to hope for is to keep the scores level ahead of the 2nd leg.


Key-Facts – Prishtina v St Josephs

  • Prishtina have won 10 of their last 13 matches overall
  • 10 of Prishtina’s 17 home matches last season saw the hosts score 2 goals +
  • St Josephs have failed to win any of their previous 4 ties in the Europa League


Betting Tips Verdict

Prishtina are the stronger side of the two and should gain a 1st leg lead at home against St Joseph’s on Thursday night.