Bulgaria’s Lokomotiv Plovdiv will host Slovakia’s Trnava on Thursday, July 25, in a match that is part of the program for the three-way round of the selection process that will define the last classified for the 2019/2020 edition. of the Europa League. The meeting will take place at the Lokomotiv stadium in Plovdiv. The start is scheduled for 2:30 pm GMT. The return match has been scheduled for August 1st.
There are 21 openings in qualifying for the 2019/2020 group stage of the Europa League. The previous tournament is long and complex. Two phases have already been played. In the first, which had the name of preliminary phase 14 clubs participated. Seven advanced to the second stage, which featured 94 teams.
Of these, 47 were qualified for the current stage, the third, which also received teams that were pre-qualified and teams eliminated from preliminary stages of the Champions League places. Thus, 92 clubs that split into blocks of two will try to survive in this battle, which will have two more phases until the teammates of the already classified Sevilla (Spain), Arsenal (England), Roma (Italy), Manchester United ( England), Besiktas (Turkey), Sporting (Portugal), CSKA (Russia), Wolfsburg (Germany), Lazio (Italy), Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany), Saint-Etienne (France), Getafe (Spain), Rennes (France) , Mechelen (Belgium), Olexandriya (Ukraine), Wolfsberg (Austria) and Lugano (Switzerland).Duels are played in the round-trip system with the team with the most points advancing. In case of equality, goal difference and the highest number of goals scored in the rival’s house, in this order, are used to break the duel. Overtime and penalty shootout at the end of the second match are the ultimate resources for survivor definition.
The match marks Lokomotiv Plovdiv’s debut in the tournament. Winner of the 2018/2019 Bulgarian Cup edition, the team won the right to skip the first two stages of the qualifiers. He gained, besides not having to risk an early fall, more time for his preparation.However, he suffered a disappointment as soon as his first official game of the 2019/2020 season. In the Bulgarian Super Cup match with Ludogorets, champion of the last eight editions of the Parva Liga, the Bulgarian Championship First Division, was defeated 1-0.The debut in the new edition of the national league was also not the happiest. As a visitor, Plovdiv’s team led Cherno More 3-1. He managed, however, to react on journey number two. In their domains, they scored 3-2 at Slavia Sofia, in a clash that was played on Friday, July 19.
Trnava had less recovery time from their commitment to Fortuna Liga, the Slovakian First Division. Their debut match in the 2019/2020 edition of the tournament took place on Sunday, July 21. At home, he imposed his favoritism by beating Sered 2-0.However, as with its rival this Thursday, the team was unsuccessful in the Slovak Super Cup match held on July 6. Lost the trophy for Slavia Praga, who thrashed 3-0.Underperforming in the UEFA Europa League organizing standings, they had to make their qualifying debut in the second leg. For very little was not eliminated. They lost the away game to Radnik Bijeljina, from Bosnia and Hezergovina, by 2 to 0. It returned the score in their domains. They did not come from 0-0 in extra time when defender Bogdan Mitrea was sent off three minutes into the second half and only advanced to take the penalty shoot-out (3-2).
Football Prediction of the Day Lokomotiv Plovdiv vs Trnava
The home factor makes the prediction of Lokomotiv Plovdiv’s success over Trnava the best betting option for Thursday’s clash for the third round of qualifying for the 2019/2020 Europa League.
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