BARCELONA SC V VELEZ
Barcelona SC will be hoping to bounce back here after the 1-0 Copa Libertadores defeat in their last game at the hands of Vélez Sarsfield.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that not much more can be done by the Barcelona SC rearguard. Ídolo del Ecuador have been stingy, seeing the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper over the course of their previous six games standing at 4.
In their previous fixture, Vélez Sarsfield drew 0-0 in the Superliga match with Racing Club.
In that match, Vélez Sarsfield managed 51% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Racing Club got 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
A sequence of effective performances from the Vélez Sarsfield defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 2 from their past 6 outings in total. In that time, their forwards have scored 6. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend shall persist in this upcoming match.
Prediction: Under 3.5 Goals
KAIRAT V RED STAR BELGRADE
Kairat, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 2-0 UCL Qualifiers triumph against Maccabi Haifa.
Kairat have been so strong in attack of late, hitting 18 goals past their opponents over the course of the previous 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Halyq Komandasy have also seen the aggregate sum of goals scored against them total 4.
In their previous fixture, Red Star Belgrade drew 0-0 in the SuperLiga tie with Vojvodina.
A sequence of steadfast displays from the Red Star Belgrade defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures combined. In that period, their own forwards have managed to score 19. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
MALMO V HJK
Malmö will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 0-5 Allsvenskan success over Degerfors IF.
In that match, Malmö FF had 57% possession and 29 shots at goal with 10 on target. For Malmö FF, goals were scored by Antonio Čolak (17'), Adi Nalić (45'), Anders Christiansen (51') and Veljko Birmančević (53', 55'). Degerfors IF got 11 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Malmö FF haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 15 during that period and have conceded a total of 5. Previous results aside, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend shall persist in this match.
Since being beaten in their last game against AC Oulu in Veikkausliiga competition, HJK will be aiming to make amends here.
The only name on the scoresheet from HJK was Atomu Tanaka (74'). Dennis Salanović (8') and Lucky Opara (76') scored for AC Oulu.
A run of effective performances by the HJK defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 fixtures in total. During the same period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 13.
Prediction: Over 3.5 Goals
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