The New Saints vs Linfield FC Prediction

TNS

TNS

1 : 0

Linfield

Linfield

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Competition: UEFA Champions League Qualification
Date: 5th July 2022
Kickoff: 18:00 UTC
Venue: Park Hall

The most successful club from Wales attempts to return to Europe, as they host Linfield in the first leg of the Champions League Qualification Round on Tuesday evening. But, the hosts will have to be wary of their Northern Irish opponents, as Linfield arrive with the experience of winning the NIFL Championship themselves, after edging Cliftonville by just 1 point at the end of the previous season.

The New Saints vs Linfield FC Betting Tips

Clearly, TNS have much more experience in top-level football than Linfield, which should benefit the Welsh side in this first leg. The hosts haven't kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 games, all-seeing over 2.5 goals. But Linfield's conservative approach to most of their recent games has seen the Northern Irish side leading to under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7, on the contrary. Thus, we are going to go for a plain vanilla bet in this one, a The New Saints win, tipped at 1.80 odds (which seems a great return too). Moreover, we would advise against betting on the number of goals in this one.

  • Best Tip: TNS to win

TNS vs Linfield Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. TNS

    1 : 0

    Linfield

    Champions League

TNS

The New Saints Team News

The arrival of Daniel Atherton (22) on a free transfer from Warrington Town will be a huge boost to TNS' defensive troubles from the previous season. The young stopper is highly likely to start this game for the hosts. Joshua Daniels is another big name cropping up in the Saints' eleven, as his arrival from Shrewsbury Town was met with great joy by the supporters alike. Coventry City centre-back Josh Pask also made a move to TNS earlier this month, but we do not see him starting anytime soon, as TNS already boasts a great defensive setup.

Last matches of TNS

  1. Newtown AFC

    0 : 0

    TNS

    Premier League

  2. Connah's Quay

    1 : 1

    TNS

    League Cup

  3. TNS

    0 : 0

    Víkingur Reykjavík

    Europa Conference League

  4. Víkingur Reykjavík

    2 : 0

    TNS

    Europa Conference League

  5. Linfield

    2 : 0

    TNS

    Champions League

Linfield

Linfield FC Team News

Veteran midfielder and captain Jamie Mulgrew might be entering the last couple of seasons of his career, but still remains one of the top-eight most valued players in the squad. His offensive responsibilities will be reduced by the arrival of two forwards, Eetu Vertainen (23) and Robbie McDaid (25), who will likely start this game as a striker-duo upfront. Another debutant could be a new signing in the right-back role, Danny Finlayson, but all eyes will still be on either of Vertainen and McDaid to get their first goals for the club.

Last matches of Linfield

  1. Linfield

    4 : 0

    Portadown

    Premiership

  2. Zurich

    3 : 0

    Linfield

    Europa League

  3. Linfield

    0 : 2

    Zurich

    Europa League

  4. Bodo/Glimt

    8 : 0

    Linfield

    Champions League

  5. Loughgall

    0 : 2

    Linfield

    Club Friendlies 3

TNS vs Linfield Predicted Lineup

This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.

TNS vs Linfield Predicted Lineup
25

Connor Roberts

3

Chris Marriott

4

Keston Davies

5

Ryan Astles

10

Daniel Redmond

22

Daniel Davies

21

Leo Smith

6

Jon Routledge

8

Ryan Brobbell

17

Jordan Williams

9

Declan McManus

1

Chris Johns

18

Daniel Finlayson

15

Ben Hall

2

Sam Roscoe

16

Matthew Clarke

5

Chris Shields

20

Stephen Fallon

22

Jamie Mulgrew

9

Joel Cooper

14

Robbie McDaid

7

Kirk Millar

3 Reasons why you should bet on

  • The New Saints have won 8 of their last 9 games played
  • Linfield have failed to win 3 of their last 4 games in all competitions
  • TNS clearly operates in a much more competitive league than Linfield, giving them exposure to better football on a whole

Main prediction TNS - Linfield

TNS to win

Updated

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winrate

53% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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The New Saints vs Linfield FC - FAQ

? Who is likely to score first in this game?
The New Saints (7/9)
? How many cards are expected to be shown to Linfield FC?
Under 4.5 (10/10)
? How many cards are expected to be shown to The New Saints?
Under 4.5 (9/9)