Match Time:7/12/2019 02:30 Friday(GMT+8)
DAC Dunajska Streda: Average results in friendlies (Recent Form: LLWLWW)
Streda had average results in pre-season friendlies – 3 wins, 0 draws, 3 losses. They take on Cracovia on Thursday in the first-leg of the first qualifying round to UEFA Europa League. “I have a lot of friends in Poland, so we managed to collect a lot of information about our rivals. We know everything about Cracovia that you could only learn. However, I am convinced that we are not a secret in Krakow. That's how it is today. I know that we will play against the team who use 4-2-3-1 system. They are very strong physically. They have fast wingers and are capable of counter-attacking well. It's an experienced team that we respect. I am convinced that Cracovia will be well prepared. I do not see the favorites in us. It is a match in which both teams have fifty percent chance. We want to play two good matches against Cracovia. We have lively supporters who will push us forward. We have a chance with the Polish team, although the rival has an advantage in the budget,” said coach Peter Hyballa.
Cracovia: Back in Europe after several years (Recent Form: LLWWLW)
Cracovia failed when they took part in Europa League qualification last time. Now they want to perform better, starting on Thursday. “DAC certainly have a solid team and it will be difficult for us, but we have already beaten strong rivals in the league such as Legia or Lech. DAC are sensibly managed and created step by step. In a few years they can win the championship. They have many fans. There is a specific atmosphere. You have to be prepared that it will be hot. We must be calm. We can not go crazy on the pitch,” said goalkeeper Michal Peskovic.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
In conclusion, I believe that this might be a low-scoring clash. Cracovia are rather defensive-minded, besides they’ve lost two key attacking players in summer – Cabrera and Hernandez. In my opinion there may be not much action in this outing.
DAC Dunajska Streda VS Cracovia
O/U Pick: under 2.25 goals