Match: Olimpija vs. Trenčín Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Wednesday, 13 July, 2016
Start time: 19:30 UK
Olimpija will face Trenčín in a first leg game from the 2nd qualifying round in Champions League. For both teams this game opening their season.
For the first time in 20 years Olimpija Ljubljana became the champion of Slovenia, and only for the third time in its history, will play in the Champions League qualification. The league in Slovenia end in May so Olimpija prepares for his game in Champions league with three friendly games. They won against Šampion Celje, draw with Terek Grozny and lost from Celtic. It’s interesting that 3 days after the game against Trenčín the season in Slovenia starts and they had a match against Celje.
Trenčín is the champion of Slovakia. Like in Slovenia the league in Slovakia also end in May and Trenčín played friendly games to get in shape for the new season and games in Europe. They played 5 club friendlies and recorded 2 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses. They also had a game from the league in the weekend against Zemplín Michalovce in the first round of Slovakia Super League.
The two teams are equal in class like their championships. Olimpija hadn’t a recent experience in Champions League qualifying while Trenčín played last year against the strong team of Steaua Bucureşti and lost 0:2 at home but won in Bucureşt with 3:2 and was a goal away from eliminating the Romanian champion. I expect a caution game from both teams in their first official match from a long time and the match to end a draw.
Tip: Draw 3.10