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FK Kukësi vs Slavia Sofia Prediction

FK Kukësi

August 27

19:00

1 : 1
Slavia Sofia

FK Kukësi

Slavia Sofia

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The 2020-21 UEFA Europa League qualification rounds continue this week, when Albania's FK Kukesi host Bulgaria's Slavia Sofia on Thursday evening. Both are eyeing a place in the group stages of Europe's elite competition, having lost during qualifying rounds in recent seasons.

This is the first qualifying round of three – followed by a playoff round on October 1. So while these matches are one-legged ties during an unprecented year, there are plenty of fixtures to play before that becomes a reality. Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

FK Kukesi vs Slavia Sofia Betting Tips

Since a 2-1 win over Botev Plovdiv on July 19, it's been a humbling month for Zlatomir Zagorcic's players. After losing 4-1 at home to Arda Kardzhali (friendly), they've started the new Parva Liga season with an unwanted three-match winless streak. Stefan Velev's stoppage-time equaliser broke hearts on August 9 in their season-opener.

Since then, they've lost two on the bounce – both comfortably – against defending champions Ludogorets Razgrad and Lokomotiv Plovdiv. It's not exactly ideal preparation for a one-legged European qualifying tie, is it? Alas, Thursday's hosts aren't much better…

After returning to competitive action in early June, Kukesi enjoyed some impressive form. They won eight of their first ten games (all comps) after the three-month hiatus, yet stumbled at precisely the wrong time.

A 2-1 cup semi-final loss to eventual winners Teuta Durres was followed by four points out of a possible nine to finish their domestic campaign. Why is that important?

They missed out on Champions League qualification by four points to eventual champions Tirana. So close, yet so far. That disappointment makes for an interesting subplot to follow during this fixture.

FK Kukesi vs Slavia Sofia Correct Score Predictions

Given both have struggled for recent form, I'm going safe with BTTS in a clash neither wants to lose. That's especially important at such an early stage in the Europa League qualifiers, this encounter could go either way.

Last matches

Slavia Sofia

L

- CSKA Sofia

30-08-2020
L

-

27-08-2020
L

- Lokomotiv Plovdiv

21-08-2020
L

- Ludogorets

14-08-2020
D

- Cherno More

09-08-2020
L

- Arda

25-07-2020
L

- Arda

25-07-2020
W

- Botev Plovdiv

19-07-2020
W

- Ludogorets

12-07-2020
L

- Beroe

08-07-2020
FK Kukësi
vs
Slavia Sofia
Predicted Lineup
FK Kukësi vs Slavia Sofia Predicted Lineup

Avdyli

Kotobelli

Krasniqi

Lulaj

Maliki

Musolli

Limaj

Rroca

Ethemi

Shkurtaj

Abazaj

Stergiakis

Popadiyn

Hristov

Viyachki

Tombak

Karabelyov

Gamakov

F. Krastev

K. Krastev

Dimitrov

Rangelov

Latest results
Total
Home
Away
L

0-1 vs CSKA Sofia (A)

L

1-2 vs (A)

L

0-2 vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv (H)

L

0-3 vs Ludogorets (A)

D

1-1 vs Cherno More (H)

L

1-4 vs Arda (H)

L

1-4 vs Arda (H)

W

2-1 vs Botev Plovdiv (H)

W

3-1 vs Ludogorets (H)

L

0-2 vs Beroe (A)

0

Goals Scored

9

0

Over 2.5 Goals

6

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

L

0-2 vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv (H)

D

1-1 vs Cherno More (H)

L

1-4 vs Arda (H)

L

1-4 vs Arda (H)

W

2-1 vs Botev Plovdiv (H)

W

3-1 vs Ludogorets (H)

0

Goals Scored

8

0

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

L

0-1 vs CSKA Sofia (A)

L

1-2 vs (A)

L

0-3 vs Ludogorets (A)

L

0-2 vs Beroe (A)

0

Goals Scored

1

0

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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