Suduva in the first leg quarterfinals of UEFA Conference League qualification. The match will take place at Hikvision Arena in Marijampole on Thursday, July 21st.
Suduva are slowly losing ground. Since 2002, “Suduvieciai”, have been playing in the A-League consistently. They won the cup three times and were the champions for the third time starting in 2017. The team lost the Lithuanian Cup by one position in the last season. Silver was also the year 2021. The team is now closer to the equator. Although you can climb a few places, the gap to Zalgiris, Vilnius’ leader, is already looking hopeless. The Balts are not a shining light in European competition. They could only eliminate the first enemy and neighbor in 2020 and 2021.
viborg was able to enter European competition. Only after the end of the penultimate year, the Greens were able to make it to the Danish Super League. The newcomer was only seventh in the regular season. It was the “best” of the worst and allowed to compete for a ticket into the Conference League. They beat Aalborg in penalties. This was a major success for the team that had previously won only the supercup and country’s cup in 2000. Jakob Friis was appointed head coach at the end of the winter. Ironically, the 45-year old specialist tried to play in Aalborg as a football player, but then spent a lot of time in the club’s structure. Now they are denied access to the European arena. To put it mildly,
clubs do not belong to regulars at international tournaments. They will be holding their first duel in history on Thursday. This fight is not over, but there will be a second match in Denmark. We do not recommend that you expect too many goals from Lithuania. Instead, we wait for boring “under 2.5” goals.
Prediction: The match will be won by under 2.5 goals.