LARNE VS BALA TOWN.
Having edged to a narrow 1:0 win in Wales last week, Larne certainly comes into this contest as favourites although while an away win in Europe is still a prized possession, the abandonment of the away goals rule means the visitors remain well in this tie.
Still, with home advantage, you would expect Tiernan Lynch´s side to prove too strong but recent form suggests goals could be on the cards with Larne seeing BTTS in 9 of their last 10 home matches (including friendlies) with each of the last 5 also going over 2.5 goals.
Of course, with both sides still looking for fitness having yet to being their new domestic campaigns, it´s hard to make too many assumptions in this fixture.
Visiting Bala will certainly need to go on the offensive however they have been a desperately inconsistent side in 2021, winning 8 and losing 8 of their last 16 matches. As such, a draw looks pretty unlikely here.
Ultimately, we give an advantage to Larne but goals are expected in this fixture with Larne taking another step towards the glamour of the new European Conference League.
Prediction:Both teams to score.
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