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Linfield vs Zalgiris Vilnius: Prediction and Betting Tips
Linfield looking to bounce back in the second leg
55-time Northern Ireland champions Linfield are looking to reach the Champions League playoff rounds for the second time in their history after 2019. They have to overcome a two-goal deficit they suffered in the first leg in Vilnius. Linfield’s best result in Europe was reaching the Europa League playoffs and losing to Qarabag on the away goals rule.
Coming into this match Linfield lost one of their last five games which was the first leg match against Zalgiris. Despite losing that match, Linfield played a very good game and had the same number of shots at goal as their opponents. Coach David Healy’s team deserved a better result from the first leg. They will try to take advantage of playing at home and register a historic win.
Linfield Key Stats
- Both teams scored in Linfield’s seven of the last ten matches
- Linfield failed to score in one of the last ten matches
- In the last ten matches, Linfield scored 2.10 goals per match
Zalgiris Vilnius in great form before the second leg
Zalgiris Vilnius will travel to Belfast on a mission to keep their two-goal advantage and qualify for the next round. Zalgiris have not been able to advance past the first round of qualification. With their 3-1 win in the first leg, coach Vladimir Cheburin’s team will have a good chance of reaching the second round for the first time in three years.
The Lithuanian side are playing in their domestic league and are leading the table after 19 matches. Zalgiris have not lost in 11 matches in all competitions and have scored eight goals without a reply in their last four away matches. The goal they conceded in the first leg against Linfield was their first in six matches. They have an impressive defensive record.
Zalgiris Key Stats
- The average goals scored by Zalgiris in the last ten matches is 2.40
- Zalgiris had seven clean sheets in the last ten matches
- In their last ten games, Zalgiris failed to score in just one match
Linfield vs Zalgiris Vilnius Prediction
It is a great opportunity for these clubs to improve their financial income by playing in the Champions League and they make more money the more they advance. Hence the importance of the game financially for these low-budgeted clubs.
Linfield have to dig deep to qualify for the second round. Despite being the dominant force domestically they haven’t been doing well on the continent level.
Zalgiris look the more solid side of these two and qualification for the next round looks more likely according to the bookies who are paying 1.027 for the Lithuanians to qualify.
With the strong defense that coach Cheburin’s team posses we think they will not let this match be a high-scoring one and under 3 goals at Vbet seems to be a good bet.
Linfield vs Zalgiris Vilnius Betting Tips
Under 3 Total Goals 1.49 at Vbet
1st Half Double Chance 1 2 1.58 at Vbet
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