Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Shamrock Rovers and Ilves square off against each other in a highly-anticipated clash at Tallaght Stadium. Shamrock Rovers have been impressive in the Ireland Premier Division this season, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the Europa League qualifier. A man to watch in the home team will be Graham Burke, who has been scoring goals for fun in the first half of the season. Ilves, on the other hand, have been performing below expectations in the Veikkausliiga.
The Finns do not seem to be on top of their game, and seeing that the Veikkausliiga clubs have been struggling in European competitions in recent years, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts, who are eyeing their third consecutive home win in the Europa League. Keep in mind that this will be their first meetings in a competitive match.