After an impressive 5-1 triumph over Cliftonville, Haugesund is hoping to move closer to booking their place in the 2019/2020 Europa League season when they host Sturm Graz. This match is scheduled to take place on Thursday 25th July 2019 at the Haugesund Stadion. The kick-off time will be 20:00 GMT.
The eliteserien side has been on its very best of late. They are looking forward to a great performance. They head into this match laced with confidence. They managed to progress into the quarterfinals after a 5-1 victory over Cliftonville with a 6-1 aggregate scoreline.
The visitors on the other hand have been struggling at the back in the preseason qualifiers. Sturm Graz is known to produce better results while playing at home rather than when they are on the road. However, we believe they are going to work hard to score an away goal to lift the pressure on the return leg.
The hosts are at their best form currently in the Europa pre-season action. With this spirit, we believe the Austrians have no chance of defeating them at home. The Norwegians are closer to securing a place in the Europa League and this is their chance which they are not ready to squander. We believe there is great value in putting our money for the home team to carry the day.
Haugesund vs. Sturm Graz Head to Head
The two sides have never met in any football competition.
Haugesund is currently at position 8 in the Eliteserien Cup. The travellers on the other hand come to the match with some confidence after thrashing USK Anif 1-4 in their local Austrian Cup.
Prediction and Odds
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Making it to the European competitions is a prestigious achievement for European clubs. This is the case for both Haugesund and Sturm Graz as they head to the Thursday clash. Either team will be looking forward to do all it takes to win. However, Haugesund stands a better chance of winning at home owing to the fact that they have been in better form of late. Sturm Graz on the other hand can work out on forcing an away goal which will be crucial during their return leg. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:
- Both teams to score
- Haugesund to win
- Under 2.5 goals on fulltime