Kilmarnock v Connahs Quay Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th July 2019

Killie to finish the job at Rugby Park

Europa League Betting

Kilmarnock v Connahs Quay Betting Tips – Europa League, 18th July 7.45pm

A dramatic late comeback from Kilmarnock in the first leg of this Europa League first qualifying round tie sees the Scottish Premiership side hold a 2-1 advantage. Underdogs Connah’s Quay did a pretty good job of frustrating their opponents, but they have it all to do in this second leg. Read our predictions for Kilmarnock v Connahs Quay.

Kilmarnock v Connahs Quay Betting Odds*

Kilmarnock 1/10
Draw 8/1
Connahs Quay 10/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 15th, 2019 at 7:16 p.m.)

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It is a 2-1 advantage that Kilmarnock have in this Europa League tie. That was from the road game too, so that’s away goals in the bag. So even though the scoreline is narrow, it’s back to Rugby Park to close out progress. Kilmarnock actually had to fight back from having fallen behind in that first leg, and they got their winner in stoppage time. Killie were frustrated for a long time in that game.

Kilmarnock 2-0 Correct Score
11/2

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This is something of a big adventure for Kilmarnock as it’s their first European action since the 2001/02 season in the UEFA CUP. In that last campaign, they got past Glenavon in a preliminary round but were dumped out in the first qualifying round against Norweigan side Viking. Kilmarnock have won two of their last four European home games (D1 L1). Their overall record in the UEFA Cup/Europa League is P13 W5 D2 L6.

Kilmarnock v Connahs Quay Head to Head

The first leg of this tie was the first game between the two clubs

 

Key-Facts – Kilmarnock v Connahs Quay

  • The Nomads have won one of three previous European qualifying ties
  • Kilmarnock have won two of their last five European home games
  • Kilmarnock hold a 2-1 advantage in the tie

 

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The Nomads had to have been on cloud nine when they got the opening goal of the first leg of this tie. It was through a Kilmarnock own goal that they got the advantage. That was with just under 15 minutes to play, but they couldn’t hold out. They did almost get there though and produced a good physical display. Quay will know that they are big underdogs now as they head up to Scotland for the second leg of this tie.

But at least the scoreline will give them some belief. This is their fourth qualifying campaign in the Europa League, all in consecutive years. Their record in Europe is W2 D1 L6 from nine played. The only European tie that the Welsh club have won before was in their first-ever, a 2016 first qualifying round duel with Norway’s Stabaek which the Nomads won 1-0 on aggregate.

Kilmarnock v Connahs Quay Tips & Odds

To win to nil – Kilmarnock 4/7
Kilmarnock to win by a 2 goal margin at 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 15th, 2019 at 7:16 p.m.)

Kilmarnock v Connahs Quay Predictions

Kilmarnock to win: Killie only conceded through an own goal so there should be a decent shot at them getting a win with a clean sheet in this game. Connah’s Quay did well physically in that first leg, but are likely to get picked off.


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