Match Time:7/12/2019 01:00 Friday(GMT+8)
Brann: On the decline momentum ( Recent Form: W W L D D )
Brann Bergen has already won three championships in Norway and six times the trophy. The last titles are from the years 2004 and 2007. After relegation in the 2013/14 season, the club managed the immediate resurgence. Since then, the men of the Norwegian port city could always place in the top five of the Eliteserien at the end of the season. So far, Bergen has made it to the UEFA Cup group stage only once in the 2007/08 season. At that time they were behind the HSV and FC Basel, even before Dinamo Zagreb and Stade Rennes, Group Knights. In the sixteenth finals Brann then lost but clearly against Everton (0: 2, 1: 6). Since then, Bergen has not recorded any noteworthy successes in the European Cup. The biggest international success of the club's history was in the 1996/97 season, when Brann Bergen reached the quarter-finals in the European Cup Winners' Cup and eliminated there against Liverpool. In the last European Cup participation, in the 2017/18 season, Bergen came in the Europa League until the second qualifying round, but failed there at the Slovak club MFK Ruzomberok. Since the season 2014/15 the team is coached by Lars Arne Nilsen. In the Norwegian Eliteserien is completed with 15 of 30 matchdays exactly half of the season. The Red-Whites are currently in fifth place with six wins, five draws and four defeats. The first European Cup is only three meters away. In the relegation zone, the men of Coach Nilsen have a lead of ten points. While Brann is the league's best away team with eleven points, Bergen gets a little harder at home. There have only been three wins in seven home games so far. That only makes the sixth place in the home table. Also the goal difference in the domestic Brann stadium stands with lean 7: 6 hits. Thus, Brann Bergen Vs. Shamrock Rovers offer a forecast on just a few goals. One of Bergen's most famous players is likely to be Veton Berisha. The younger brother of Valon Berisha, who is currently under contract with Lazio, moved in the spring from Rapid Vienna in the Norwegian port city. On Friday, Bergen had to settle for at home to relegation-threatened promoted Mjöndalen with a 0: 0.
Shamrock Rovers: Intentionally holding a draw ( Recent Form: D L L W D )
Irish clubs are always struggling in the European Cup. The Shamrock Rovers Football Club is no exception. In the season 2011/12 Shamrock reached as the first Irish team ever the group stage of a European Cup competition. At that time, however, there were zero points for the Irish in a group with PAOK Thessaloniki, Rubin Kazan and Tottenham Hotspur with a goal difference of 4:19. Otherwise, the rovers never got beyond the third round. As third of the 2018 Airtricity League season, the club from Dublin this year from the first qualifying round for the Europa League ran. With 17 championships, the football club from the capital Dublin is still the record champion in Ireland. The last championship titles are already from the years 2010 and 2011. 24 cup wins are also the highest on the green island. But even here came since 1987, no title to it. In recent years, Dundalk FC and Cork City have won the title in Ireland. The Shamrock Rovers play only the third violin. Since the 2015/16 season, the green and white are trained by Stephen Bradley. In this season, "The Hoops" have established themselves as the second force in Ireland. After 24 games in the highest Irish league, the Shamrock Rovers are in a good second place with 15 wins, three draws and six defeats. Leader Dundalk has eight points ahead. In both the home and away tables, Coach Bradley's men are in second place. In eleven home games, there were only six goals conceded, in twelve appearances nine goals. On Friday, however, it was enough for "The Hoops" at home only to 0-0 against the sixth-placed Sligo Rovers. In the current European transfer window, the team was reinforced with players such as Graham Cummins (Cork City), Gary O'Neill (UCD) and Neil Farrugia (UCD). New signing Farrugia missed the game in Bergen probably because of training backlog. The use of Aaron McEneff, who missed the game against Sligo for a blister, is still uncertain.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, Norwegians are rightly considered as favorites in the game. But a clear victory seems unlikely. Bergen is not that strong in general and especially not in this season. The guests will surely bet on a combat-oriented and defensive game. The hosts also want to avoid an away goal for the Irish. Thus, we set our tip on under 2.5 goals. The bet would have been successful in six of Brann's last seven Europa League matches. The same applies to seven of the latest eight Europa League games involving Shamrock Rovers. In the league, the spectators at Brann Stadium get to see only a few goals this season.
Brann VS Shamrock Rovers
O/U Pick: Under 2.5 Goals