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Heart of Midlothian vs Zürich betting tips: Europa League Play-off Round Second Leg preview, predictions and odds

First leg score: FC Zürich 2-1 Heart of Midlothian

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Match preview

Following last Thursday’s first leg in St. Gallen, this tie is perfectly poised as the two meet again in Edinburgh.

A week ago, the traveling Hearts support were in dreamland when, mid-way through the first half, Lawrence Shankland fired home a penalty.

However, Zürich scored twice just three minutes apart, Adrià Guerrero and Blerim Džemaili on target, to turn the tie on its head.

2-1 is actually how it finished at Kybunpark, meaning the Swiss champions bring with them the slenderest of advantages.

So far this season, Franco Foda’s team have been beaten in Champions League qualifying by Qarabağ, before hammering Linfield 5-0 in this competition.

If they avoid defeat in Gorgie, they will continue in the Europa League.

However, Tynecastle will be rocking, with Hearts supporters believing they can turn this tie around.

The Jambos only previous appearance in a group stage came in 2004, winning just three of nine qualifiers subsequently.

Nevertheless, Robbie Neilson’s team will believe they can comeback at Tynecastle, knowing they have the safety net of the Europa Conference League.

Expect fireworks in this one.


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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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