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Prediction: SK Slovan Bratislava vs FC Struga

Prediction: SK Slovan Bratislava to win 3-0

Best Odds: 39/5

Bookmaker: Zetbet

SK Slovan Bratislava and FC Struga will lock horns with each other in the UEFA Champions League qualifier. The first leg of the first qualifying round tie between the Slovak Super Liga side and the Macedonian First League team will be held at Tehelné pole and is scheduled to kick off at 6 pm UK time on Wednesday.

SK Slovan Bratislava

SK Slovan Bratislava are one of the biggest clubs in Slovakia. They are also the most successful team in their country. Slovan Bratislava have won the Slovak League/Slovak Super Liga as many as 22 times and have clinched the Slovak Cup on 17 occasions.

The White Hawks from Brickfield became the first and so far only club in Slovakia as well as former Czechoslovakia to win one of the European cup competitions – the Cup Winners’ Cup. They beat Barcelona in the final in Basel in 1969.

SK Slovan Bratislava won the 2023–24 Slovak First Football League title. Vladimír Weiss’s side picked up 57 points from 22 matches and finished as many as 16 points clear of second-placed Zilina. They have never reached the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

Team News:

SK Slovan Bratislava are likely to line up in a 3-4-3 formation. Trnocsky will be in goal for the home team. Bajric, Kashia and Wimmer will be in defence. Blackman, Tolic, Kucka and Vojtko will be the four midfielders. Barseghyan, Strelec and Marcelli will be the forwards.

FC Struga

FC Struga are a relatively new club in North Macedonia. They were founded only in August 15, but they have already started to become very successful. Struga won the Macedonian Third League in 2016-17, then the Macedonian Second League in 2018-19, and clinched the Macedonian First League in 2022-23 and 2023-24.

Football club Struga Trim-Lum narrowly on the 2023–24 Macedonian First Football League title. They picked up 64 points from 33 matches, the same as many as second-placed Shkëndija, while Shkupi finished third with 62 points. Struga won the title because they have a better Head-to-head points count against Shkëndija.

This will be FC Struga’s only second bid to reach the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. Their first attempt saw them drop out in the first qualifying round at the hands of FK Zalgiris.

Team News:

FC Struga are likely to line up in a 5-3-2 formation. Kjosevski will be in goal for the visiting team. Vlajkovic, Radic, Krivanjeva, Ristevski and H Tairi will be in defence. F Tairi, Shabani and Kamberi will be deployed in midfield. Ibraimi and Radeski will be the two forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • SK Slovan Bratislava scored 57 goals in 22 2023–24 Slovak First Football League matches.
  • SK Slovan Bratislava conceded 16 goals in 22 2023–24 Slovak First Football League matches.
  • Tigran Barseghyan scored 13 goals for SK Slovan Bratislava in the 2023–24 Slovak First Football League campaign.
  • FC Struga scored 56 goals in 33 2023–24 Macedonian First Football League games.
  • FC Struga conceded 33 goals in 2023–24 Macedonian First Football League games.

Conclusion

FC Struga are the visiting team, and it is hard to see anything but a comfortable victory for SK Slovan Bratislava.

Prediction: SK Slovan Bratislava to win 3-0

Best Odds: 39/5

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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