Slovan Bratislava and Dundalk face, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before.
Slovan Bratislava :
The home team arrives at this stage of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round) after having eliminated Feronikeli, after a victory out by (0-2) and a victory by (2‑1) at home in the previous tie. The team arrives at this match after a victory outside with Senica by (0‑3). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Slovan Bratislava won 8 and drew 2. His attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 49 of their last 53 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 36 out of 53 have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
Slovan arrives at this motivated match, after a victory in the Slovak league, by beating Senica 0-3. To reach this stage of the Europa League, the local club had to beat Feronikeli. In this first match against Dundalk, coach Jan Kozak should benefit the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks. Most likely, this team is presented with a 4-3-3 lineup. Aleksandar Cavric is a great danger in the attack front and is very strong in completion. All players are available for this game.
The away team plays its first game in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. In the last match he played, for the UEFA Champions League, he lost with Qarabağ out by (3-0). In its last 10 away matches, Dundalk records 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. The defense has been strong and only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and its attack has scored regularly, as it scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
Dundalk comes to this match after a 3-0 defeat in the move to the Qarabag stadium, in the second round of the Champions League. Due to the elimination of that competition, the Irish team fell in this phase of the Europa League. Coach Vinny Perth should benefit from a low block and counterattacks, making the best use of the space in the back of the opponent’s defense. The number 10 Jamie McGrath is one of the great weapons in this team, being very skilled in the offensive process. For this first leg, the coach can count on all his players.