ANORTHOSIS VS LACI PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Anorthosis and Laçi face at Stadio Antonis Papadopoulos, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. the Laçi presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of taking advantage of the home advantage to achieve a positive result. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Oleksandria by (1-1). In the last 10 home matches Anorthosis has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as they scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 12 of their 32 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
The Anorthosis has a qualified opponent ahead and even playing at home he knows that it will not be an easy mission, but he will look for the goal at all times, because he does not want to suffer a defeat against his fans. The local team does not come from good results, but the coach is very committed to their players and knows that they can come out with the victory and cheer their fans. The goal of the home team will be to bring a good result for the return game, as it will decide the qualification away from home.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the last match that they played, for the Cup, they lost with Skënderbeu Korçë by (1-0). In the last 10 away matches Laçi has 2 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In 15 matches, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
The Laçi team is aware that they will not have an easy task in this game against Anorthosis, but they are confident, because they come from a win away from home. For Laçi, a draw will be positive, as they will decide the qualification inside the home, before their fans, and bet on their defensive system, which usually does not suffer many goals. The visiting team will try, in a certain way, to surprise the opposing team, defending well and exploring the counterattacks, but knows that it is a very complicated task to be determined.
PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.67