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Europa League preview and statistics: Botoşani vs Skendija 79 full pre-match guide

Skendija 79 have traveled here for an interesting Europa League fight against Botoşani. Prepare for the match with this cup preview!

Best bookmaker betting odds:

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

It's quite the trip for Skendija 79 when visiting Botoşani as the cities are 1100 kilometers apart.

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Botoşani form and stats

This is not the first game this season in the Europa League for Botoşani, as the manager M. Croitoru led his troops to eliminate Ordabasy, and reach the 2nd Qualifying Round.

1-0-0 (win-draw-lost) are the Liga 1 numbers at home for Botoşani so far this season. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Stadionul Municipal.

Botoşani manager M. Croitoru and his team return home after a 1-1 draw away versus Dinamo Bucuresti in the Liga 1. Before that, Botoşani had a Liga 1 home game versus CSM Iasi which ended with a victory 4-0.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Botoşani have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found eleven games) they have won five times, drawn five and lost one.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Liga 1 game versus Academica Clinceni in only three days. This game is also played here at Stadionul Municipal.

Early season league goal statistics from Botoşani's 1 home game: 4 goals, 0 conceded.

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Skendija 79 form and stats

The traveling awayteam has defeated Sumqayt in order to reach 2nd Qualifying Round of Europa League. Skendija 79's mission in Europa League last season failed in the 2nd qualifying round.

The seven points Skendija 79 have gathered from their first three away trips in the First League is impressive and could lead to great things if the form continues. Skendija 79 has recorded two wins in a row in their away matches and hold legitimate hopes of a third one.

Skendija play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 3-0 victory visiting Belasica. Preceding that match was the 1-1 draw at home vs Borec.

We have checked recent matches where Skendija 79 have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those one game were one victory, zero draws and zero defeats.

A new game in only three days for Skendija, the First League home match versus Akademija Pandev. Busy days.

The Skendija manager E. Gjoka has got the team scoring on the road, with 6 away goals in 3 league matches. Skendija are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 2 times in 3 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

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Botoşani missing players

Skendija 79 missing players

Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 17.September
Match begins: 15:45 (UTC)
Venue: Stadionul Municipal (7782 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Skendija 79 5 3 2 0 9 3 2 1 1 0 3 1 3 2 1 0 6 2 6 11
2 Sileks 5 3 1 1 15 5 2 1 1 0 5 3 3 2 0 1 10 2 10 10
3 Shkupi 4 3 1 0 8 3 3 2 1 0 6 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 5 10
4 Struga 5 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 2 0 3 0 7
5 Makedonija 4 2 0 2 5 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 -1 6
6 Rabotnicki 4 1 2 1 4 3 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 5
7 Renova 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 4 0 5
8 Borec 4 1 2 1 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 5
9 Pelister 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 5
10 Vardar 4 1 1 2 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 5 2 1 1 0 2 1 -4 4
11 Akademija Pandev 4 1 0 3 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 3
12 Belasica 5 0 0 5 1 15 3 0 0 3 0 11 2 0 0 2 1 4 -14 0

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Botoşani 3 2 1 0 8 3 1 1 0 0 4 0 2 1 1 0 4 3 5 7
2 Voluntari 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 7
3 FCSB 3 2 0 1 7 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 4 2 5 6
4 Gaz Metan Medias 3 2 0 1 7 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 5 3 4 6
5 Universitatea Craiova 2 2 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 6
6 CFR Cluj 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 4
7 Chindia Targoviste 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 4
8 UTA Arad 3 0 3 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 3
9 CSM Iasi 3 1 0 2 2 8 2 1 0 1 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 -6 3
10 Hermannstadt 2 0 2 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
11 Academica Clinceni 3 0 2 1 3 4 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 -1 2
12 Dinamo Bucuresti 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 2
13 Sepsi 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1 1
14 Arges 3 0 1 2 3 6 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 -3 1
15 Viitorul 2 0 1 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1
16 Astra 2 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 -5 0
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Skendija 79 5 3 2 0 9 3 2 1 1 0 3 1 3 2 1 0 6 2 6 11
2 Sileks 5 3 1 1 15 5 2 1 1 0 5 3 3 2 0 1 10 2 10 10
3 Shkupi 4 3 1 0 8 3 3 2 1 0 6 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 5 10
4 Struga 5 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 2 0 3 0 7
5 Makedonija 4 2 0 2 5 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 -1 6
6 Rabotnicki 4 1 2 1 4 3 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 5
7 Renova 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 4 0 5
8 Borec 4 1 2 1 3 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 5
9 Pelister 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 5
10 Vardar 4 1 1 2 2 6 2 0 0 2 0 5 2 1 1 0 2 1 -4 4
11 Akademija Pandev 4 1 0 3 1 4 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 3
12 Belasica 5 0 0 5 1 15 3 0 0 3 0 11 2 0 0 2 1 4 -14 0

Botoşani Skendija 79
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 13   Played P   13 25
13 7   Won W   7 14
5 2   Drew D   4 8
7 4   Lost L   2 3
37 21   Scored S   22 51
26 15   Conceded C   14 24
96% 92%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   92% 92%
76% 85%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   77% 76%
52% 69%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   62% 56%
20% 23%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   31% 40%
8% 8%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   8% 20%
60% 62%   BTTS BTTS   54% 52%
24% 23%   Clean Sheets C S   46% 44%
20% 23%   Failed to Score F T   8% 12%
 
4.7 4.5   Corners for (avg) C F   5.2 5.4
3.9 3.6   Corners against (avg) C A   3.6 3.3
2.3 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.2 2.3
3 1   Red cards R C   0 3
 
223 130   Total Shots T S   161 264
91 50   Shots on Target S O   59 107
36% 40%   Goal Efficiency G E   37% 44%

Bookie Botoşani Draw Skendija 79

Read more about Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.