Our prediction for this Europa League match:
A place in the Europa League second qualifying round will be at stake when Shamrock Rovers and Brann face each other at Richmond Park in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Thursday’s program. The Irish club did well to hold Brann to a 2-2 draw in Norway, but their job is only half done. The Hoops are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in Thursday’s football match and seeing that a draw would see them advance to the second qualifying round, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in the return leg.
The Norwegian outfit aim to put an end to their four-match winless run in all competitions, but we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Shamrock’s party at Richmond Park as the Hoops are tough to beat at home.