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Shkëndija vs Valmiera betting tips: Europa Conference League Second Qualifying Round Second Leg preview, predictions and odds – 101 Great Goals

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Shkëndija to win is 17/20.

Under 2.5 goals is also 17/20.

Under 2.5 goals and both teams to score NO is 13/10.

Match preview

Following last Thursday’s first leg at Daugavas stadions, Shkëndija are in pole position to advance.

Ljupcho Doriev broke the deadlock for the visitors in Rīga, only for Djibril Guèye to equalise in first half stoppage time.

Nevertheless, Sindrit Guri ensured that the North Macedonian club would leave Latvia 2-1 winners.

The Red and Blacks have never gone beyond the play-off round in UEFA competition.

In fact, they fell at the final hurdle in three successive seasons between 2016 and 2018, beaten by Gent, A.C. Milan and then Rosenborg.

Subsequently, Shkëndija have only won five of their last 14 European ties, including ousting Ararat Yerevan in the previous round.

Will Artim Šakiri’s side keep their group stage dream alive with a result here?

Valmiera meanwhile are still seeking their first-ever win in UEFA competition.

Last season’s Virslīga runners-up were beaten on debut by Lech Poznań in 2020 before falling to Sūduva Marijampolė in this round 12 months ago.

So, a comeback in Skopje seems unlikely.

The reward for the winners is a Europa Conference League third qualifying round clash with Vorskla Poltava or AIK.


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Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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