Nõmme Kalju and F91 Dudelange measure strength in A. Le Coq Arena, in a second leg for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round), after the home win of F91 Dudelange by (3‑1) in the Going match.
The home team comes to this second leg with a 2-goal disadvantage, but with the advantage of having scored 1 goal as a visitor in the first leg. In his last 10 home games, Nõmme Kalju records 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In 15 games, he only got 1 comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Nomme Kalju comes to this match after a 3-1 loss to Dudelange, in a first leg of the third round of the Europa League: the team’s only goal was scored by Sander Puri. The goal scored as a visitor allows the Estonian team to enter this match even with possibilities to fight for the classification. So, we don’t expect another strategy to attack from the first minutes, looking for side attacks to create danger. The Subbotin striker is the great danger of this formation, since it is very fast and strong in completion. For this match, the coach cannot count on Robert Kirss, by suspension.
The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 2 goals, but suffered 1 goal at home in the first leg. In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, the F91 Dudelange won 8, drew 1 and lost 1. The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has always suffered goals in the last 10 games, but its attack has marked regularly, since he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 35 of their last 36 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 28 in 36 have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
The Dudelange comes to this match after a 3-1 victory against Kalju, remaining in a good position to advance to the next phase of the Europa League: the three goals were scored by Stoiz. To have a very interesting advantage in the tie, coach Emilio Ferrera must act with a more defensive strategy, exploiting only the counterattack. Stoiz, who scored the three goals of the first game, stands out in the Dudelange, being a competent player in the air game and in the finalization. Apparently there are no absences for this match.