Our prediction for this Champions League match:
In the second leg of the UEFA Champions League qualifier, Slovan Bratislava will host Zrinjski at their home ground with a narrow 1-0 advantage from the first leg. Slovan Bratislava's confidence will be boosted by their solid defensive display in the first leg, and they will aim to build on that to maintain their lead. With Canada goalkeeper Milan Borjan being impressive between the sticks, we predict that Slovan will keep yet another clean sheet on Tuesday evening. Croatia midfielder Marko Tolic returns to the starting XI after he was rested in a goalless draw with Kosice at the weekend.
On the other hand, Zrinjski will be determined to stage a comeback and upset the odds. They will need to be more clinical in front of goal and display a resolute defensive performance to nullify Slovan's threats, but beating the Slovaks on the road is easier said than done. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Bratislava. A low-scoring affair is on the horizon and we believe that there is a big value in betting on under 2.5 goals.
Highlighted Team (Slovan Bratislava):
Over the years Slovan Bratislava have established themselves as the most successful Slovakian club. The Belasi clinched their 13th domestic trophy in the 2018/2019 season, finishing the campaign 14 points clear of second-placed Zilina. Slovan Bratislava welcome their rivals at Tehelne pole, the stadium with the capacity of 22,500.
The Tehelne pole club wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while blue is the dominant colour of their away kit. Spartak Trnava are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but they hold the rivalry with DAC Dunajska Streda as well. There have always been fireworks in matches between Slovan and Inter Bratislava, especially when both teams were part of the Czechoslovak First League.
In the 1968/69 season Slovan Bratislava won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, with the team beating star-studded La Liga side Barcelona in the title game. It has to be noted that the likes of Cvetler, Hrivnak and Jan Capkovic scored for the Slovaks in the final of the European competition.