One of the biggest surprises of the playoffs stage in the qualifiers for Europa League was the defeat of Udinese at home. Slovan Liberec made short work of the Italians and returns home on the back of a 3-1 lead, which makes them overwhelming favorites to reach the group stage.
Bet: Slovan Liberec 1X
Odds: Bet365 1.85
Those who watched Slovan Liberec closely these last two months were not very surprised by their victory in Italy, because the Czech Team won all previous four games. Now the streak is extended to five wins in a row and they scored eight goals while conceding just three in the process. Coach Silhavy has absolutely no reason to change anything in his starting formation because everything went his way in the first leg.
On the other hand, the visitors need a miracle to offset the handicap, more precisely to score 3 goals without allowing a single one. The left flank was a complete mess and the best proof is that all three goals were scored by opponents playing on this side of the field. Gabriel, Lazzari and Domizzi were no match for their counterparts and there was very little for goalkeeper Kelava to do. DiNatale is aging graciously but he is still aging and with two players flanking him 90 minutes, it is virtually impossible for the striker to escape and threaten the net defended by Kovar.
Everything points into the same direction, except for the odds which suggests that the visitors are favorites to win in the Czech Republic. Bet365 present us with the opportunity of betting on odds of 1.85 for Slovan Liberec not to lose, which makes this wager a no-brainer for risk-averse punters.