Dunajska Streda will take on Cliftonville in round one of the 16 in UEFA Conference League qualification. The match will take place at MOL Arena (Dunajska Streda) on Thursday, July 7.
dunajska Streda was a well-known name in the early days of Czechoslovakia. It won the cup for the country and finished in third place. DAK was relegated repeatedly from the top division in Slovakia at the end of the last century and the beginning of the new century. There was one exception: it was possible to alternate between “silver”, “bronze” four times consecutively in 2017-2021. In this context, the Fortune League’s last draw saw the ambitious team take a step back and settle for 4th place. It also allowed them to enter the Conference League, which is an international arena. It was possible to pass one opponent but not the other in previous attempts. It was then able to pass Hafnarfjordur and Jablonec. However, the Austrian LASK failed to win the game. Last summer, the Slovaks lost without a chance at Partizan: 0-2 away, 0-1 at home. Northern Ireland is represented by
cliftonville This is a critical caveat because the tournaments are held in many countries according to the “old school system” spring-autumn, which allows for real game practice during the summer. Not the “Northairish”, which completed the season in April. The team just returned from vacation and has only been able to test its fighting ability in friendlies. The Reds had a successful season. The Reds could not win the championship. It was won the last time in 2014. The League Cup and 2nd place is still an outstanding result. This allowed him to make a return to international competition. Cliftonville was last seen in the Europa League qualifying. The representative from Northern Ireland then beat the neighbor, “Barry Town”, in Wales (4-0, 0-0). This was followed by defeats at Haugesund (0-1 and 1-5).
These teams rarely compete in European competition. It is therefore not surprising that the Slovaks will be playing alongside the representative from Northern Ireland for the first time ever in history. According to bookmakers, Dunajska Streda is the favourite in this pair. This is still the first match of the new season for both sides. It is worth using neutral goals under 3.0.
Prediction: Goals scored below 3.0.