St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Predictions

Jon Wilde 10 Jul 2019
  • St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping predictions for their Europa League match on Thursday

  • We are backing St Patrick’s to avoid defeat in Dublin

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St Patrick’s Athletic goalkeeper Brendan Clarke during a training session (PA Images)

St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Score Prediction

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St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Match Info

Date: Thursday July 11 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST
Venue: Richmond Park
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (Switzerland)

St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Head-To-Head Record

No previous matches

St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Stats

  • St Patrick’s have played one previous European tie against Swedish opposition, winning 2-1 at home to Elfsborg in 2008-09 and advancing 4-3 on aggregate
  • Norrkoping have never previously played an Irish team in European competition…
  • …and they have lost 10 of their last 15 away matches in Europe

St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Match Preview

Norrkoping are tough opening Europa League opponents for St Patrick’s, but they have a weak away record on the continent and the Irish team could represent a touch of value here.

Shock winners of the Swedish title in 2015, Norrkoping failed to get past the opening hurdle in the following season’s Champions League and indeed have never won more than one tie in any of their 18 previous European campaigns.

This term, they are sixth in the Allsvenskan table at the halfway stage and have subsequently struggled to again hit the heights they reached under now-Sweden manager Janne Andersson four years ago.

St Patrick’s, meanwhile, enjoyed their best runs of European results between 2008 and 2012, getting to within one round of the Europa League group stage in the midst of that spell, and their current fourth position in the Irish table is pretty much par for the course.

What Harry Kenny’s side do have going for them in particular is a current patch of good form because they have lost only one of their last six games, winning three of the latest four.

We are not saying St Pat’s will ultimately be good enough to knock out Norrkoping, but significant odds-against for them to avoid defeat in Dublin definitely appeals considerably.

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St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Betting Tips

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    St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Match Info Date: Thursday July 11 2019 Kick-off time: 7.45pm BST Venue: Richmond Park Referee: Lionel Tschudi (Switzerland) St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Head-To-Head Record No previous matches St Patrick’s Athletic vs Norrkoping Stats St Patrick’s have played one previous European tie against Swedish opposition, winning 2-1 at home to…