Bodø / Glimt and Žalgiris meet at Aspmyra Stadion, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never met before. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
Bodø / Glimt :
The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round) after a home win by (6‑1) against Kauno Žalgiris. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 7 victories, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 31 goals scored and 22 suffered; against 12 victories and 3 draws in his stadium, with 55 goals scored and 13 suffered. In their last match, for the Eliteserien, they beat Odd at home by (6‑1). In their last 10 home games Bodø / Glimt have 10 victories. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 13 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 4 times, but have come back in 3. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: they have conceded 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (0’‑ 15 ‘ ).
Bodo / Glimt come into this match after a 6-1 home win over Odd, adding their fifth consecutive victory in official games. On the last day of the Europa League, the Norwegians beat Kauno Zalgiris without much difficulty. The team led by coach Kjetil Knutsen likes to play in his midfield, with the aim of trying to catch his rival through the counterattack. Hauge and Zinckernagel are the most important players in the team’s tactical scheme, as they are very fast and strong in finishing. For this game, the coach can count on all his players.
The away team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round) after eliminating Paide, with a (2‑0) win at home in the previous tie. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 7 victories, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 13 suffered; against 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in his stadium, with 32 goals scored and 6 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Kauno Žalgiris by (2‑1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Žalgiris won 7, drew 2 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that does not usually find it difficult to open the scoring: they scored the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of these 12 they reached the break in lead in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10 In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 7 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Zalgiris Vilnius comes to this match after a 2-1 win at the reception against Kauno Zalgiris, in a match for the Lithuanian cup. We remember that the visiting club beat Paide 2-0 in the first previous round of the Europa League. In this game against Bodo / Glimt, coach Aleksey Baga must maintain the 4-3-3, favoring a more cautious style of play, attacking through the flanks: Vidémont, Antal and Kaludjerovic must play in the team’s attack. For this game the coach can count on all his players.