Our football match prediction:
Northern Ireland champions Linfield face San Marino side La Florita in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. The winner of this tie will face Scottish champions Celtic in the following round and both sides have plenty to fight for at the beginning of a European season. Northern Ireland side has already met with the representatives of the Scottish side after the draw in Nyon to discuss the potential second-round clash. Linfield are going ahead of themselves and La Florita will be hoping it would come back to haunt them in the end. San Marino minnows, however, stand no real chance against David Healy’s hard-working side. Their never-say-die spirit has helped them gain quite a reputation in Northern Ireland, whereas it is their form that speaks for itself. Linfield welcome La Florita on the back of a 12-match winning run which is likely to be extended.