Cliftonville vs Haugesund Match Info
Match date: 11thJuly 2019
Kick-Off: 7.45 pm
Stadium: Solitude, Belfast
Cliftonville vs Haugesund Head to Head Record
The sides meet for the first time ever as the Europa League Qualifiers take them together for a head-to-head clash.
Cliftonville vs Haugesund Stats
- Cliftonville beat Barry Town United (4-0) in Preliminary Round
- Haugesund sit in the Eliteserien mid-table after 14 games played
- Araberne have been very unpredictable away from home
Cliftonville vs Haugesund Match Preview
Cliftonville have struggled for stability but still outclassed Barry Town (4-0 on aggregate) in the Preliminaries with goals coming from McMenamin, Gormley, McDermott, and Donnelly. They now host Haugesund and expect more of a challenge, hoping to build on such a performance.
Paddy McLaughlin’s men have struggled for defensive consistency and this will be more worrying, but we’ve seen Cliftonville put on more challenging displays lately. We thus hope to see them in a good mood now as well, which should make it a tough task for the visitors.
Haugesund come into the match as heavy favourites to secure a ticket to the next round but we have seen them struggling to impress more recently. Indeed, they’ve earned just one win in their last four outings and Jostein Grindhaug has to find a cure as his men sit in the Eliteserien mid-table.
Araberne have thus beaten Strømmen (in extra time of their Cup clash) but saw losses to Odd (3-1), Valerenga (1-4), as well as an unconvincing draw against Viking since mid-June. They now head to Belfast as heavy favourites but we don’t feel they’ll be bursting with confidence on the day.
We’ll thus stick our necks out for Cliftonville to hold off the Norwegian rivals and leave a lot to play for in the second leg, as we go for a Draw priced at 3/1 with bet365 and hope for a narrow contest and tough deadlock to break.
Still, we hope to see goals and Cliftonville will have to cope if they’re to do so, as we now also back a Yes on Both teams to score at 4/5 with William Hill. We’ve seen both sides scoring (and conceding) lately which feels like further evidence for such a bet.
Cliftonville vs Haugesund Betting Tips
Draw @ 3/1 with bet365
Both teams to score Yes @ 4/5 with William Hill
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