Match: Sloboda Tuzla vs. Beitar Jerusalem Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 30 June, 2016
Start time: 17:00 UK
Sloboda Tuzla from Bosnia and Herzegovina hosts Israeli Beitar Jerusalem in the first match of the first qualifying round of the Europa League.
The team of Sloboda Tuzla will debut in the Europa League after last season finished second in the championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The team finished before the strong teams like Sarajevo and Željezničar Sarajevo, indicating that a dangerous rival for the class team of Beitar battle will be quite difficult. The squad of the team is almost entirely of local players. Only foreigners were two Serbs and one Croat. Sloboda played one control before their first official match against Israelis losing to Lokomotiv Zagreb 0:2.
The team of Beitar succulent favorite in this clash as the championship of Israel is a little more class than that of Bosnia. Last season Beitar again participates in the Europa League and reached the second qualifying round. At first, they eliminated Ordabasy from Kazakhstan with a total score 2:1, but then were defeated by the Belgian Sporting Charleroi in both matches 1:4 and 1:5.
In team, Beitar has some pretty strong players like Brazilian Claudemir who has experience in the Portuguese championship. 29-year-old striker Shechter also has an excellent career card. He has played for teams in Nantes, Kaiserslautern, Maccabi Haifa and others, good teams. I think the team Beitar Jerusalem is much stronger than his rival and can record victory in the first match in Bosnia.