Slovan Bratislava vs Struga prediction 10.07.2024

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  • Competition: Champions League Qualifiers, 1st Round, 1st Leg
  • Date: Wednesday, 10th July, 2024
  • Kickoff: 18:00 UK / 19:00 CEST
  • Venue: Tehelné pole (Bratislava)

On Wednesday, Slovakian champion Slovan Bratislava will welcome North Macedonian champion Struga in the first round of the Champions League Qualifiers. The first leg will take place at Tehelné pole in Bratislava.

Slovan Bratislava are by far the best team in Slovakia in recent years, winning six consecutive titles. In the last two years, even though they did not make it to the Champions League group phase, they managed to reach the Conference League group phase and even the knockout phase both times. Now, the bookies see them as a big favorite to go past the North Madedonian champs, offering odds of around 1.2 for them to secure the second round.

Struga are a new name in North Macedonian football, founded just nine years ago. But they quickly became a dominant force in the country and have won back-to-back league titles. In Europe, they haven't had too much success, failing to reach the group phase in their first two European journeys.

Slovan Bratislava vs Struga pick: Under 2.5 goals

Even though Slovan is a favorite to win the upcoming game, they might miss a few key players who were on international duty. That will surely be a big handicap, so we are reluctant to bet on them to win and cover the -1/-1.5 AH spread. In the preparation period for the CL Qualifiers, Slovan have had mixed results. But more importantly for our bet, three of four games finished with fewer than three goals.

Struga, like most Balkan teams, heavily relies on the home pitch. In five European games, they won just once and have scored six goals in those five matches. They faced much weaker opponents in those matches, so even scoring a goal against Slovan might be challenging. Also, like Slovan, in preparation period, they were under 2.5 goals in three of four games.

Considering all the above, an under 2.5 goals bet should be the best option for this tie.

Slovan Bratislava

Slovan Bratislava team news

Juraj Kucka, David Strelec (Slovakia), and Guram Kashia (Georgia) were in EURO with their national team and finished the competition about ten days ago. So, it is a big question of whether they are fit enough to play or might need some time off.

Also, the team's best right full-back, Cesar Blackman, will most likely miss the upcoming game. He was with Panama's national football team in Copa America and will likely not return on time for the CL Qualifiers.

Last matches of Slovan Bratislava

  1. Slovan Bratislava

    1 : 0

    Petržalka akadémia

    Club Friendlies 3

  2. CFR Cluj

    1 : 0

    Slovan Bratislava

    Club Friendlies 3

  3. Blau-Weiß Linz

    1 : 5

    Slovan Bratislava

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. Ludogorets Razgrad

    1 : 0

    Slovan Bratislava

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Slovan Bratislava

    5 : 1

    MFK Ružomberok

    Niké Liga

Slovan Bratislava lineup


  • 31

    Martin Trnovsky


  • 25

    Lukas Pauschek

  • 12

    Kenan Bajric

  • 6

    Kevin Wimmer

  • 18

    Nino Marcelli


  • 7

    Vladimir Weiss

  • 88

    Kyriakos Savvidis

  • 10

    Marko Tolic

  • 37

    Julius Szoke

  • 11

    Tigran Barseghyan


  • 21

    Robert Mak


Struga team news

Before the first game against Slovan, coach Qatip Osmani spoke to the media. He said he is satisfied with the preparation period, both during training sessions and during friendly matches. When asked about the opposing team, he said they are an excellent team that always plays in Europe. "We will try to get a positive result in Bratislava, which would give us more hope for the return match here in Ohrid," the coach added.

Last matches of Struga

  1. Struga

    1 : 2

    KF Shkupi

    First League

  2. Skendija 79

    0 : 2


    First League

  3. Struga

    1 : 0


    First League

  4. Tikves

    3 : 2


    First League

  5. Struga

    2 : 3


    First League

Struga lineup


  • 95

    Vedran Kjosevski


  • 2

    Nikola Vlajkovic

  • 55

    Sava Radic

  • 16

    Besart Krivanjeva

  • 3

    Hadis Tairi


  • 19

    Ard Kasami

  • 11

    Bunjamin Shabani

  • 21

    Bekim Kamberi

  • 8

    Flamur Tairi


  • 7

    Besart Ibraimi

  • 14

    Marjan Radeski

3 Reasons why we should see fewer than three goals

  1. Both teams were under 2.5 goals in three of four friendly matches
  2. Slovan might miss a few key players, including their best striker, David Strelec
  3. Struga scored six goals in five road games in Europe

Main prediction Slovan Bratislava - Struga

Under 2.5 goals



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Slovan Bratislava vs Struga - FAQ

? Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on the Canal 11 (Por) channel.

? Who could be the goalscorer for Slovan Bratislava?

Tigran Barseghyan, who scored 13 goals in 31 league games last season. 

? Who could be the goalscorer for Struga?

Marjan Radeski, who scored 15 goals in 33 league games last season.