NK Lokomotiva vs RoPS Preview And Prediction UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round, Game 2

Open an new bet365 sports betting account today and claim your £200 deposit bonus!

1. You must open a new account and make a deposit bet365 to qualify for your 100% deposit bonus up to £200.
2. To receive your bonus, make a deposit of up to £200 and you’ll be sent an email with your bet365 promotional code. Enter the 10 digit promo code to unlock your deposit bonus!

Are you looking for a place to watch football, tennis or any other sport, directly from your PC?

1. Log into your account and click "Live Streaming" (beneath bet365 logo in yellow "Live Streaming")
2. Select your preferred sport and click "Play" to watch the live video feed

It was a story of own goals last week when RoPS hosted Lokomotiva Zagreb in the first leg of this Europa League 2nd qualifying round tie. The visiting Lokomotiva Zagreb side probably just edged the match over the 90 minutes, eventually getting the lead as RoPS defender Abdou Jammeh put it into his own net wiht 15 minutes left to play. 13 minutes later Herdi Prenga of Lokomotiva Zagreb returned the favour with an own goal of his own though, with the tie ending 1-1.

This certainly won’t be the end of the world for Lokomotiva Zagreb though. Their performance deserved a narrow victory to be honest, but they have a great chance of progressing in the tie with an away goal to their name and a home match to settle things.

The hosts opened their domestic campaign on Sunday as well with an expected defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, ending their five match unbeaten streak in the process. However, they have looked relatively good in previous fixtures since the end of last season, and they will feel they have a good chance of making it further than they ever have before in the Europa League on Thursday.

RoPS are already in the middle of their domestic season, but it isn’t going particularly well for them. They currently sit in 6th position in the Finland Veikkausliiga after 16 games, largely thanks to a poor run of form throughout May. They actually come into this game unbeaten in nine matches in all competitions, but like their opponents they have never made it past the Europa League 2nd qualifying round.

The visitors may be in good form, but I think they’ll find it difficult on Thursday. They struggled to contain Lokomotiva Zagreb in Finland last week and were lucky to escape with a draw, but back in Croatia it could be a different story. The hosts have won four of their last five on home turf, only losing to Dinamo Zagreb, and their last Europa League tie at home saw them thrash UE Santa Coloma 4-1.

Four of Lokomotiva Zagreb’s last five home victories have been by more than a single goal margin as well, so my prediction is for a fairly comfortable progression through to the 3rd round on Thursday. I’m backing a Lokomotiva Zagreb -1.0 Asian Handicap Win at 1.925 alongside a 2-0 correct score prediction at 6/1.

Last week's first leg draw was the first meeting between these two sides.

80% of Lokomotiva Zagreb's last five home victories have been by more than a single goal margin.

0 Comments for "NK Lokomotiva vs RoPS Preview And Prediction UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round, Game 2"

Back To Top