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Slovan Bratislava vs Swift Hesperange betting tips: Champions League first qualifying round first leg preview, predictions and odds

Slovan Bratislava vs Swift Hesperange odds and betting statistics



Slovan Bratislava vs Swift Hesperange match preview

ŠK Slovan Bratislava are overwhelming favourites to get through this tie, so they’ll be hoping to claim an insurmountable first leg lead.

The Sky Blues have featured in a UEFA group stage in three of the last four seasons, getting to the Europa Conference League round of 16 earlier this year, eventually ousted on penalties by FC Basel.

Vladimír Weiss’ side very much intend to feature in another group stage this season, confident of cruising through this one.

Swift Hesperange meantime won the very first Luxembourgish title of their 97-year history last season, so are novices in Europe.

To date, they’ve featured in just two ties on the continent losing both, smashed by Legia Warszawa in 1990 and, more recently, ousted by Domžale two seasons ago.

Anything other than a comprehensive home win at Tehelné pole would be a big surprise.

Even if they are defeated, it’s not all over for Swift Hesper, with the consolation prize a spot in the Europa Conference League second qualifying round, facing the losers of The New Saints vs BK Häcken.

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