Inter Club d’Escaldes vs Hibernian odds and betting statistics
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Inter Club d’Escaldes vs Hibernian match preview
Hibernian are back in Europe, but how far will this adventure take them?
Hibs’ recent record on the continent is underwhelming to say the least, winning just four of 16 ties since 1989, two of which came in 2018.
Last time round, the Hibees ousted Andorran opposition at this stage, swatting aside Santa Coloma 5-1, before being smashed by HNK Rijeka in round three.
This time, Lee Johnson’s team are dreaming of going even further, odds-on favourites to get through this tie.
Inter Club d’Escaldes meantime overcame Víkingur Gøta in the first qualifying round, winning 2-1 at home before a 1-1 draw at Við Djúpumýrar last Thursday, with Sascha Andreu getting the crucial goal.
So, Inter are aiming to get beyond the second round of qualifying for the very first time, having previously fallen at this hurdle three times, all since 2020, at the hands of Dundalk, Teuta Durrës and CFR Cluj.
Will Hibs leave Estadi Comunal d’Andorra la Vella with a lead, ahead of next Thursday’s clash at Easter Road?
The winners of this tie will take on Djurgårdens or Luzern in the UEFA Europa Conference League third qualifying round.
Inter Club d’Escaldes team news
Ander El Haddadi could be the home side’s main threat; he was on target in the home leg of the previous round.
Hibernian team news
Hibs beat Groningen 2-1 in a friendly in Edinburgh last Friday night, and are likely to name a similar line-up for this one.
Joseph Wollacott has arrived from Charlton, but Scotland legend David Marshall is likely to get the nod in goal.
Midfielder Dylan Levitt is likely to make his competitive debut, after joining from Dundee United, with fellow new-recruits Jordan Obita and Adam Le Fondre also options.