Cork City and Progrès Nidderkuer meet at Turner’s Cross, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last match that they disputed, for the Friendlies, they lost with Preston North End at home (0-2). In the last 10 home matches Cork City has won 2, tied 4 and lost 4. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
The Cork City reaches this stage of the Europa League after finishing in the second position of the Irish Championship of 2018. However, this season the locals have presented several difficulties and occupy at this moment the seventh position, with only 26 points added . In this home game, coach John Cotter must line up in the usual tactical system, at 4-3-3, with Graham Cummins being the man responsible for tormenting the opponent’s defensive line. On the other hand, it is inevitable to point out the quality of the right winger Conor McCormack: this player is very fast and strong in the hand to hand. All equipment is available for this game.
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round) after a loss by (2-1) and a home win by (1-0) with Cardiff MU. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Progrès Nidderkuer has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack He has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they only had 1 comeback in the 9 games in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Progrès Niedercorn arrives at this game after a 2×1 defeat in the move to the Cardiff MU stadium, in the second leg of the previous emilimatoria of the Europa League. In spite of that defeat, the visitors managed to advance in the competition, since they scored a goal and had won by 1×0 at home. We remind you that the Progrès came to this Europa League due to the conquest of the 4th position of the 2018/2019 Luxembourg Championship. In this game against Cork City, a very technical and tactical opponent, coach Roland Vrabec must maintain a more defensive team, betting on successive counterattacks, looking in most situations for Almeida’s Mayron. All equipment is available for this game.