The Maltese club Gzira United will play at home against Athletic Escaldes from Andorra in the first match of the first round of the Conference League qualification. The match will take place on July 5.
Gzira United is a very modest club even by the standards of Malta, having only one victory in the national Cup back in 1973.
In the future, the Maroons balanced in the lower leagues for a long time and only in the last few years they began to play well in the domestic arena and for the fourth time in the past five seasons they have made their way into European competition.
And there “Gzira” performs quite well, as for the representative of Malta. The team for the last three participations has always passed the first round, and once knocked out even the Croatian “Hajduk”.
Last season, the Maltese at the first stage of the Conference League on penalties coped with “Sant Giulia” from Andorra, drawing with her twice, but then lost twice to the Croatian “Rijeka” – 0:2 and 0:1.
Athletic Escaldes rose from the basements to the top division of Andorran football only a couple of years ago.
And in the first season in the elite, the Blues did not mark anything, but in the past they were fourth, but they managed to win the local Cup, thanks to which they received their debut ticket to European competitions.
The team during the past domestic championship was notable for high performance, scoring a little more than a goal per game, but it conceded less than a goal per game.
Forecast and bet on Gzira United – Athletic Escaldes
In this fight, 1xbet download app give preference to the hosts. Gzira United is offered 1.78 to win.
Athletic Escaldes give a victory – 4.37, a draw is estimated at 3.76.
In this game, we predict the victory of the home team, who have been successfully playing at this stage in recent years, while Athletic Escaldes have no European Cup experience at all.