Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Buoyed by a thrilling 5-1 win over Cliftonville, Haugesund will be looking to move one step closer to booking their place in the Europa League group stages when they welcome Sturm Graz at their Haugesund Stadion. The Eliteserien outfit have been in a splendid form of late and seeing that they head into Thursday’s football match high on confidence, we are tempted to put our money on the Norwegians.
Sturm Graz, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back in pre-season and given Haugesund’s fine form, we do not believe that the Austrians are going to grab something from the first leg. Die Schowazn produce much better performances at home than on the travels, meaning that their main goal is to score an away goal in the first leg which will see them keep their hopes of making it to the Europa League qualifying round alive.