Sutjeska hosts Northern Ireland’s Linfield in a match from the third qualifying round of Europa League
The champion of Montenegro Sutjeska hosts Northern Ireland’s Linfield in a match from the third qualifying round of Europa League. Let’s take a look at this fixture in our sure win prediction today.
Sutjeska were playing in the Champions League qualifying rounds, but they were unable to oppose to APOEL and got eliminated by the Cypriots. APOEL won both games without even conceding a goal, which proved that they were the better side. It’s safe to say that now Sutjeska have a much better chance against Linfield.
The new season in Montenegro’s First League started as well. In the first round of the league Sutjeska achieved a win, beating OFK Titograd with 1-0 on away ground. Branislav Jankovic was the hero of the day, scoring the only goal in the game from a penalty kick.
Just as Sutjeska, Linfield also participated in the Champions League qualifiers this season. They faced Rosenborg in the first qualifying round, but suffered two losses against the Norwegian. Because of this, they continued their European campaign in Europa League, where they enjoyed success against the Faroe Islands’ HB in the second round. The first game in the Faroe Islands ended with a 2-2 draw, but in the second leg Linfield enjoyed a crucial 1-0 win in Belfast. Andrew Waterworth scored the only goal in the game by a penalty kick in the first half.
Linfield are a club which relies mainly on players from Northern Ireland. There are some exceptions, of course, like the French midfielder Bastien Hery and the Scottish goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson.
Meanwhile Sutjeska are a pretty curious case, because they have only one foreigner in their squad. This is the Serbian defender Bojan Ciger. All other players of the team are born in Montenegro.
These are our sure win prediction today for the Europa League qualifying game between Sutjeska and Linfield. We believe that Sutjeska are the clear favourite here, so let’s see.