Match: Birkirkara vs. Hearts Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 14 July, 2016
Start time: 19:30 UK
Birkirkara will face Hearts in a first leg game from the 2nd qualifying round in Europa League.
Birkirkara is one of the outsiders of European football. The team rarely passes even in the qualifying round of Europa League, but this time, they were able to present a small sensation and defeat in the first round Bosnian NK Široki Brijeg – 2:0, 1:1. In the domestic league, Birkirkara took only third place, behind the champions Valletta on six points.
Heart of Midlothian (or Hearts) is with not big experience in European competition. The last time the club play in this tournament when he lost in the first round from Liverpool. Hearts last season became the third in Scotland, Celtic conceded the winner 21 points. In the first round of the LES team quietly went Estonian Infonet – 2:1, 4:2.
Scots are big favorites in this match, because in the Maltese club has become a great achievement to get past the first round. We expect a quiet victory for guests.
Tip: Hearts to win 1.50