​UEFA Europa League -- Shamrock Rovers vs FK Shkupi Game Preview

Analysis:

On Thursday night, Shamrock Rovers will host Shkupi at Tallaght Stadium for the opening leg of their Europa League qualifier.

Shamrock Rovers

After losing 4-2 on aggregate against Ludogorets, Shamrock Rovers lost the chance to advance to the third round of Champions League Qualifying. With 12 games left, they currently lead the League of Ireland Premier Division by seven points, enters the match unbeaten in each of their last 26 home games in all competitions.

​UEFA Europa League -- Shamrock Rovers vs FK Shkupi Game Preview

FK Shkupi

Shkupi lost to Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 on the road in the second round of Champions League qualifying as well. Shkupi were created in 2012, won the top-flight championship for the first time last season after winning 23 of their 33 games and finishing 12 points ahead of their closest rivals.

Prediction

Both sides performed as predicted throughout the Champions League qualifiers. Shkupi have every opportunity to defeat Dinamo Zagreb. The team will undoubtedly be able to stand out if they play as audaciously. They might be able to keep their gates secure, but it seems improbable.


Pick: BTTS


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