Legendary 94 teams are currently fighting for the second round in the first qualifying round of the Europa League. For 47 teams, the European Cup adventure is over for the return leg this season. On Thursday night at Brann Stadium, the first leg between Brann Bergen and Shamrock Rovers FC takes place.
The second leg will be played next Thursday in Dublin. Both teams have the advantage that the season is already in full swing in their home leagues.
Football Betting Tips Brann Bergen vs Shamrock Rovers
Brann Bergen is in fifth place after 15 games of the Norwegian Eliteserien, seven points behind championship leader Molde. The Shamrock Rovers are in the Irish Airtricity League the first pursuers of front-runner Dundalk. The gap to the champions and cup winners is eight counters after 24 matchdays. Before the EL qualification first leg Brann Bergen vs.. Shamrock Rovers speak the odds of bookmakers clearly for the Norwegians. The betting base decides not to bet on the outcome of the game, but sets in the duel Brann Bergen vs Shamrock Rovers her tip on “Under 2.5 goals”.
Brann Bergen – Statistics & Current Form
Brann Bergen has already won three championships in Norway and six times the trophy. The last titles are from the years 2004 and 2007. After relegation in the 2013/14 season, the club managed the immediate resurgence. Since then, the men of the Norwegian port city could always place in the top five of the Eliteserien at the end of the season. So far, Bergen has made it to the UEFA Cup group stage only once in the 2007/08 season. At that time they were behind the HSV and FC Basel, even before Dinamo Zagreb and Stade Rennes, Group Knights. In the sixteenth finals Brann then lost but clearly against Everton (0: 2, 1: 6).
Since then, Bergen has not recorded any noteworthy successes in the European Cup. The biggest international success of the club’s history was in the 1996/97 season, when Brann Bergen reached the quarter-finals in the European Cup Winners’ Cup and eliminated there against Liverpool. In the last European Cup participation, in the 2017/18 season, Bergen came in the Europa League until the second qualifying round, but failed there at the Slovak club MFK Ruzomberok.
Since the season 2014/15 the team is coached by Lars Arne Nilsen. In the Norwegian Eliteserien is completed with 15 of 30 matchdays exactly half of the season. The Red-Whites are currently in fifth place with six wins, five draws and four defeats. The first European Cup is only three meters away. In the relegation zone, the men of Coach Nilsen have a lead of ten points. While Brann is the league’s best away team with eleven points, Bergen gets a little harder at home. There have only been three wins in seven home games so far. That only makes the sixth place in the home table.
Also the goal difference in the domestic Brann stadium stands with lean 7: 6 hits. Thus, Brann Bergen Vs. Shamrock Rovers offer a prediction on just a few goals. One of Bergen’s most famous players is likely to be Veton Berisha. The younger brother of Valon Berisha, who is currently under contract with Lazio, moved in the spring from Rapid Vienna in the Norwegian port city. On Friday, Bergen had to settle for at home to relegation-threatened promoted Mjöndalen with a 0: 0.
Expected formation of Brann Bergen:
↳ Opdal – Teniste, Acosta, Rismark, Kristiansen – Ordagic, Jenssen, Beach – Koomson, Bamba, Berisha
Last matches by Brann Bergen:
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Brann Bergen vs. Mjöndalen 0: 0 (Eliteserien)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Molde Vs. Brann Bergen 1: 1 (Eliteserien)
⚽️ 26.06.2019 – Ranheim Vs. Brann Bergen 4: 0 (Cup)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Brann Bergen vs. Lillestrøm SK 1: 0 (Eliteserien)
⚽️ 19.06.2019 – Sogndal Vs. Brann Bergen 1: 2 (Cup)
Shamrock Rovers – Statistics & Current Form
Irish clubs are always struggling in the European Cup. The Shamrock Rovers Football Club is no exception. In the season 2011/12 Shamrock reached as the first Irish team ever the group stage of a European Cup competition. At that time, however, there were zero points for the Irish in a group with PAOK Thessaloniki, Rubin Kazan and Tottenham Hotspur with a goal difference of 4:19. Otherwise, the rovers never got beyond the third round. As third of the 2018 Airtricity League season, the club from Dublin this year from the first qualifying round for the Europa League ran.
With 17 championships, the football club from the capital Dublin is still the record champion in Ireland. The last championship titles are already from the years 2010 and 2011. 24 cup wins are also the highest on the green island. But even here came since 1987, no title to it. In recent years, Dundalk FC and Cork City have won the title in Ireland. The Shamrock Rovers play only the third violin.
Since the 2015/16 season, the green and white are trained by Stephen Bradley. In this season, “The Hoops” have established themselves as the second force in Ireland. After 24 games in the highest Irish league, the Shamrock Rovers are in a good second place with 15 wins, three draws and six defeats. Leader Dundalk has eight points ahead. In both the home and away tables, Coach Bradley’s men are in second place.
In eleven home games, there were only six goals conceded, in twelve appearances nine goals. On Friday, however, it was enough for “The Hoops” at home only to 0-0 against the sixth-placed Sligo Rovers. In the current European transfer window, the team was reinforced with players such as Graham Cummins (Cork City), Gary O’Neill (UCD) and Neil Farrugia (UCD). New signing Farrugia missed the game in Bergen probably because of training backlog. The use of Aaron McEneff, who missed the game against Sligo for a blister, is still uncertain.
Expected formation of Shamrock Rovers:
↳ Bolger – Byrne, Clarke, Cummins, Finn – Grace, Kavanagh, Lopes, Mannus – O’Brien, Watts
Last Games by Shamrock Rovers:
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Shamrock Rovers vs. Sligo Rovers 0: 0 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – St. Patrick’s Athletic Vs. Shamrock Rovers 0: 2 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Shamrock Rovers vs. Dundalk 0: 1 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 14.06.2019 – Bohemians Dublin Vs. Shamrock Rovers 2: 1 (Premier Division)
⚽️ 08.06.2019 – Shamrock Rovers Vs. Derry City 2: 2 (Premier Division)
Brann Bergen vs Shamrock Rovers Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Both teams met each other in February 2015 for a friendly match. At that time, the Shamrock Rovers won at home with 3: 2. In the Europa League season 2015/16, the Irish played in the second qualifying round against a team from Norway. At that time, the Green-Whites lost both games against Odds BK (0: 2, 1: 2) and retired from the European Cup.
Brann Bergen vs Shamrock Rovers Our Bets Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
If you look at the country coefficients of the UEFA, you will find the Norwegian league in 23rd place and Ireland only ranked 37th Thus, the balance of power before the duel in the first European League qualifying round are already given. But Brann Bergen is currently not among the strongest teams in Norway. The Rovers, on the other hand, are still record champions in Ireland and are showing an upward trend in Ireland this season. A light opponent you defeat clearly should not be “The Hoops”.
Key Facts – Brann Bergen vs Shamrock Rovers tips
⭐️ Bergen has been waiting for a win for three games
⭐️ The Shamrock Rovers could only win one of their last five games
⭐️ So far, there was only a test match between the two teams, which won the Irish
Much speaks before the game Brann Bergen vs Shamrock Rovers for a prediction on the home side. This tip is rewarded with low odds of up to 1.36. That’s why we opt for another tip. Certainly the Norwegians are rightly considered as favorites in the game. But a clear victory seems unlikely. Bergen is not that strong in general and especially not in this season. The guests will surely bet on a combat-oriented and defensive game. The hosts also want to avoid an away goal for the Irish.
Thus, we set Brann Bergen vs Shamrock Rovers our tip on “Under 2.5 goals”. The bet would have been successful in six of Brann’s last seven Europa League matches. The same applies to seven of the latest eight Europa League games involving Shamrock Rovers. In the league, the spectators at Brann Stadium get to see only a few goals this season.
Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals