Preview: 2015/16 UEFA Europa League – First Qualifying Round
Our favourite part of the Season has finally come: the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round !
Vikingur Reykjavik-Koper 45-55
Sheriff Tiraspol-Odd 45-55
Sheriff is maybe stronger, but I think that this match could give us an upset. Very bad draw for Sheriff, and an interesting one for Odd, that could be seeded in the following Round.
Kukesi-Torpedo Zhodino 55-45
If Kukesi is still the one we saw 2 years ago, they could be slightly favorite, but Belarussian teams are quite unpredictable and it should be a very balanced tie.
Alashkert-St.Johnstone 25-75 I don’t know a lot about Alashkert, but if they aren’t better than the other Armenian teams, the tie should be quite closed.
Jelgava-Litex Lovech 20-80
Valletta should be slightly stronger. Anyway a good draw for both of them.
Dinamo Tblisi-Gabala 50-50 One of the strongest and most balanced ties of this Round: very bad draw for Dinamo Tblisi
Renova-Dacia Chisinau 20-80
Olimpic Sarajevo-Spartak Trnava 25-75
Spartak should have no troubles.
West Ham-Lusitanos 99,99-00,01
Andorran hotel and pub owners can be very happy.
Glenavon-Shakhtyor Soligorsk 25-75
Differdange-Bala Town 65-35
Teams from Luxemburg are often unpredictable both in a positive and in a negative way, but they should be a bit stronger.
Vikingur Gota-Rosenborg 5-95
SJK (unseeded) can be happier than FH for this draw. FH is often an hard opponent in EL, but SJK is probably more dangerous than the other Finnish teams: they’re a quite solid rising team.
Linfield-NSI Runavik 70-30
MTK Budapest-Vojvodina 45-55
One of the most balanced ties.
Skonto-St.Patrick’s Athletic 50-50
Skonto Riga is much better than an average Latvian club, anyway both teams are quite unpredictable.
Atlantas-Beroe Stara Zagora 40-60
Beroe should be stronger, but, considering some bad performances from Bulgarian teams in the previous yeras, a surprise isn’t unthinkable.
Debrecen-Sutjeska Niksic 85-15
Ordabasy-Beitar Jerusalem 50-50
Beitar could be slightly stronger, but Kazak teams are Always a very hard opponent in EL Q1.
Sillamae Kalev-Hajduk Split 10-90
Spartaks Jurmala-Budocnost Podgorica 45-55
Budocnost is maybe a bit stronger, but Spartaks could be Dangerous.
Crvena Zvezda-Kairat Almaty 50-50
An infamous draw for Crvena Zvezda.
Flora Tallinn-Rabotnicki 55-45
Sant Julia-Randers 10-90
Randers is much stronger, but maybe Saint Julia won’t be smashed.
Saxan-Apollon Limassol 10-90
Progres Niedercorn-Shamrock Rovers 40-60
Aktobe-Nomme Kalju 70-30
Not the best draw for Aktobe, Nomme Kalju could cause them few troubles.
Dinamo Batumi-Omonia 15-85
Kruoja Pakruojis-Jagiellonia Bialystok 15-85
Shirak-Zrinjski Mostar 70-30
First Leg is already over, the first surprise of the day.
Cork City-KR 50-50
Go Ahead Eagles-Ferencvaros 25-75
Fair Play won’t probably be a reward for Holland.
Laci-Inter Baku 40-60
UCD-F91 Dudelange 30-70
Cukaricki is stronger and has performed well since 2 years ago, but Serbian teams different from the big two are often unpredictable.
Partizani Tirana-Stromsgodet 40-60
Godset is favorite, but an upset isn’t impossible.
Mladost Podgorica-Neftchi Baku 15-85
Celje-Slask Wroclaw 40-60
Slask is favorite, but Celje was one of the unseeded teams to avoid: a surprise is more than possible.
La Fiorita-Vaduz 5-95
A micronation Derby.
First test for Miccoli.
Airbus UK Broughton-Lokomotiva 10-90
There should be no contest.
I’m curious to weight Botosani in Europe, could they be a negative surprose ?
College Europa-Slovan Bratislava 5-95