In this post betting tips and previews for the second legs of the second round of Champions League qualifiers:
Astana-Maribor, Fola Esch-Dinamo Zagabria, Steaua Bucarest-Trencin, Videoton-The New Saints,
Dundalk-Bate Borisov, Lech Poznan-Sarajevo, Rudar Pljevlja-Karabakh Agdam and Stjarnan-Celtic Glasgow.
ASTANA - MARIBOR
First leg was a very balanced match ended 1-0 for Maribor with a goal scored in a dead ball occasion.
Maribor has the big advantage since they kept their goal unbeaten in the first leg but Astana has a good home trend and is really tough to face in its stadium.
We choose Astana double chance and OVER 0.5 2nd HALF.
FOLA - DINAMO ZAGREB
Fola was able to score and draw against any expectation in the first leg vs Dinamo Zagreb.
Fola was very well put in the pitch in the first leg and conceded few shoot attempts even after the red card given to the captain Ronny.
Dinamo is surely much stronger than the opponent and has underestimated Fola in the first match.
We expect a more motivated croatian team in the second leg but in any case we don't see many goals here since home team will stay on the defensive and ready to waste time since the beginning of
the match, trying to keep the 0-0 which would mean qualification to the 3rd round.
AWAY WIN (1.35, Sporting Bet)
UNDER 1.5 1st HALF (1.45, Sporting Bet)
STEAUA BUCURESTI - TRENCIN
Steaua won 0-2 in the first leg and secured the qualification.
Trencin should win with a gap of 3 goals and sounds really unlikely since Steaua is stronger and more experienced than slovakian team.
We choose UNDER 1.5 in the first half because Steaua will probably start with a low rhythm and Trencin will not be attacking since the beginning because the risk to be hit with a counterattack is high and if they concede a goal they are sentenced to the elimination.
UNDER 1.5 1st HALF (1.33, Betfair)
VIDEOTON - THE NEW SAINTS
Videoton is favourite after the 0-1 in Wales.
Home team hasn't played a great football lately: after they lost the hungarian SuperCup vs Fenecvaros (3-0) they lost also in the firsr round of hungarian league (1-0 vs Honved).
In any case Videoton is a bit stronger than the opponent and thanks to the away win in the first leg we expect Videoton to reach the 3rd round.
HOME WIN (1.40, 10Bet)
LECH POZNAN - SARAJEVO
Lech Poznan obtained a good away win (0-2) in the first leg and the qualification is now secured.
Sarajevo played a good match and deserved a goal, while Lech was perfect in finalizing the offensive manouvers they created.
For the second leg we choose OVER 1.5 because Sarajevo has to be offensive in order to try recovering the disadvantage and that could facilitate the goal occasions. Better to avoid the home win because Lech would be qualified also with a draw or with a 1 goal loss.
OVER 1.5 (1.28, Sporting Bet)
RUDAR - KARABAKH
First leg ended with a 0-0 draw, although the several goal occasions created by Karabakh.
The qualification is still open here but Karabakh is still favourite because they were able not to concede an away goal and because of the presence of some experienced players such as Reynaldo, Dani Quintana and Jadeyaoui.
We choose Karabakh double chance.
KARABAKH DOUBLE CHANCE (1.20, Matchbook)
AWAY TEAM TO SCORE (1.20, Matchbook)
STJARNAN - CELTIC GLASGOW
Celtic dominated the first leg and obtained a good 2-0 win.
Celtic struggles a lot when playing away international matches (in the last 37 international away games they lost 27 times), but Stjarnan is much weaker than Glasgow team and we do not expect surprises here, especially if Celtic will find a goal because in this case Stjarnan should score 4 goals to reach the qualification
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (2.25, Matchbook)
OVER 2.5 (2.00, Matchbook)