Ruzomberok vs Tobol Kostanay prediction 11.07.2024 | Europa League

MFK Ružomberok

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  • Competition: Europa League Qualification
  • Date: 11th July 2024
  • Kickoff: 18:00 UTC +1 / 19:00 CEST 
  • Venue: Štadión MFK Ružomberok

Ruzomberok will be looking to keep alive their hopes of going beyond the first qualifying round of the Europa League for the first time since 2017-18 when they host Tobol Kostanay on Wednesday evening.

After a terrible 2022-23 campaign that saw the hosts compete against relegation in the Slovakian top flight, they missed out in Europe last season for the first time in four years. Ondřej Smetana's side responded well last season with a 5th place finish and in doing so booked a place in the Europa League qualification rounds.

Tobol Kostanay meanwhile had an amazing European campaign last season. The visitors went beyond all three qualifying rounds in the Conference League, eliminating the likes of FC Honka, Basel and Derry City along the way to reach the Play-offs. They got knocked out in the Play-offs by Viktoria Plzen and will be looking to get revenge this season.

Ruzomberok vs Tobol Kostanay Betting Tips Draw & Under 2.5 goals

With Thursday’s encounter the first ever meeting between Ruzomberok and Tobol Kostanay, it is very difficult to pick out a clear winner. The hosts have lost just one of their last five competitive home matches, while Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev’s side are unbeaten in their last two encounters.

All but one of the last six games of Ruzomberok produced four goals, but their recent games in Europe were different. Just one of the hosts' last eight matches on the European stage produced more than two goals.

Tobol Kostanay have not also had plenty of joy when it comes to scoring goals away from home in Europe lately. The visitors failed to score in three of their last four games on the road in Europe, and almost as many games ended with under two goals.

  • Best Tip: Under 2.5 goals
  • Ruzomberok vs Tobol Kostanay prediction: 1-1

MFK Ružomberok

Ruzomberok team news

Ruzomberok head coach Ondřej Smetana will be able to use the services of Matus Kristof, Matej Madlenak, Gabriel Halabrin, Jakub Rakyta, Adrian Macejko, Marko Kelemen and Matus Matej who have returned from their respective loan spells.

Forward Rudolf Bozik, midfielder Martin Gomola and defender Daniel Köstl are the new signings in the squad of the hosts.

Last matches of MFK Ružomberok

  1. MFK Ružomberok

    2 : 2

    Zlin

    Club Friendlies 3

  2. Liptovský Mikuláš

    3 : 1

    MFK Ružomberok

    Club Friendlies 3

  3. MFK Ružomberok

    1 : 1

    Rapid Bucuresti

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. NK Domzale

    2 : 2

    MFK Ružomberok

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. MFK Ružomberok

    4 : 0

    Futura Humenne

    Club Friendlies 3

MFK Ružomberok lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Stas Pokatilov

Defenders

  • 5

    Pape-Alioune Ndiaye

  • 15

    Albert Gabaraev

  • 3

    Roman Asrankulov

  • 16

    Erkin Tapalov

Midfielders

  • 6

    Essien Ededem

  • 28

    Yevgen Shakhov

  • 19

    Ruslan Valiullin

Forwards

  • 7

    Zhaslan Zhumashev

  • 10

    Igor Ivanovic

  • 26

    Nurbol Zhumadelov

Tobol

Tobol Kostanay team news

Given that no injuries were registered in the win over FC Aktobe last time out, Tobol Kostanay head coach Nurbol Zhumaskaliyev is expected to resist the temptation to make alterations to his XI.

With his brace last time out, Islam Chesnokov has now scored three goals for the visitors this season and the 24-year-old will keep his place in the engine room alongside Yevhen Shakhov and Ededem Essien in what is likely to be a 4-3-3 formation.

Last matches of Tobol

  1. Aktobe

    3 : 4

    Tobol

    Premier League

  2. Atyrau

    0 : 0

    Tobol

    Premier League

  3. Atyrau

    4 : 0

    Tobol

    Kazakhstan Cup

  4. Tobol

    1 : 0

    Kairat Almaty

    Premier League

  5. Tobol

    1 : 2

    Kaisar

    Premier League

Tobol lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Stas Pokatilov

Defenders

  • 23

    Roman Asrankulov

  • 14

    Pape-Alioune Ndiaye

  • 2

    Albert Gabarayev

  • 3

    Ahmed El Messaoudi

Midfielders

  • 8

    Yevhen Shakhov

  • 22

    Ededem Essien

  • 26

    Islam Chesnokov

Forwards

  • 22

    Igor Ivanović

  • 17

    David Henen

  • 20

    Zhaslan Zhumashev

Three reasons we expect under 2.5 goals in this game

  1. Tobol Kostanay failed to score in four of their last five away matches.
  2. Six of the last eight competitive matches of Ruzomberok ended with under 2.5 goals.
  3. Seven of the last eight European home matches of Ruzomberok ended with under 2.5 goals.

Main prediction MFK Ružomberok - Tobol

Under 2.5 goals

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58% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Ruzomberok vs Tobol Kostanay - FAQ

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You can watch Thursday’s Europa League qualifying match between Ruzomberok and Tobol Kostanay on Sofascore.

? What’s the average number of yellow cards Ruzomberok received per game in their last ten home encounters?

4.37

? What’s the average number of corner kicks Tobol won per game in their last ten away fixtures?

1.88