Dukagjini host Rijeka on the Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri within the first leg of the UEFA Europa Convention League second qualifying spherical on Thursday (July 27).
The hosts started their marketing campaign within the first qualifying spherical, the place they beat Europa of Gibraltar 5-3 on mixture, thanks largely to IIaz Zylfiu. The Serbia striker scored 3 times, together with a brace within the away fixture.
The Kosovo crew are collaborating within the competitors for the primary time. Hithat’s emphatic win within the first qualifying spherical got here with an enormous value, although, as two gamers got marching orders for tough tackles. Supervisor Armend Dallku expressed his fears on what to anticipate from his crew going ahead, “if we proceed to play like this, we might find yourself conceding a crimson card in every recreation.”
Rijeka, in the meantime, earned a bye to the second qualifying spherical after ending fourth within the Croatian Soccer League final season. They’re returning for the third time following their participation within the earlier two editions, reaching the playoff spherical final yr. Supervisor Sergej Jakirovic says they’ve the assets to do higher this time.
RJK are unbeaten in 5 video games throughout competitions, scoring 13 objectives. Nonetheless, they’ve been profitable solely twice in 5 journeys, however Jakirovic can depend on his efficient defence as they set out for Pristina. The guests have conceded solely as soon as in ten video games.
Dukagjini vs Rijeka Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
- Dukagjini have scored 11 objectives and conceded seven of their final 5 video games.
- The hosts have gained thrice and drawn twice of their final 5 dwelling video games.
- Dukagjini have performed solely two UEFA video games versus 98 for Rijeka.
- Rijeka have gained twice, drawn twice and misplaced as soon as of their final 5 street outings.
- Dukagjini have gained 4 occasions and misplaced as soon as of their final 5 video games, whereas Rijeka have gained 4 occasions and drawn as soon as in the identical interval.
- Type Information: Dukagjini: W-W-L-W-W; Rijeka: W-W-W-W-D
Dukagjini vs Rijeka Prediction
Dukagjini launched their prime scorer Otto John on the finish of the season, recalling Abedin Merlaku from mortgage to take his place, however IIaz Zylfiu has been a vivid spot since then.
In the meantime, Rijeka’s prime performer, Matija Frigan, who scored 14 objectives, has left for Westerlo. New signing Niko Jankovic is anticipated to steer the assault and has scored twice to this point.
Dukagjini will doubtless battle towards a extra skilled facet like Rijeka, however dwelling benefit might hold them afloat within the tie. Anticipate a high-scoring stalemate.
Prediction: Dukagjini 2-2 Rijeka
Dukagjini vs Rijeka Betting Ideas
Tip 1: Outcome – Draw
Tip 2: Recreation to have over 2.5 objectives – Sure
Tip 3: Dukagjini to attain first – Sure
Tip 4: Rijeka to attain – Sure