Over a month, the European football fans had to be patient. Next Tuesday it’s finally time again! In the UEFA Champions League, matches of the first qualifying round are on the program. Largely unfamiliar teams will duel in both this and next week’s return leg to secure a place in the second round. By far the most notable club to be tormented from the start by the tedious qualification is undoubtedly Celtic Glasgow. The Scottish champion gets to start with FK Sarajevo from Bosnia. In case of success, the winner of the pairing Nomme Kalju against Shkendija Tetovo would wait in round two. In the following, we want to focus more intensively on this meeting.
Today’s Betting Tips Nomme Kalju vs Shkendija Tetovo
In the match between Nomme Kalju and Shkendija Tetovo we give credit to the odds of the bookmakers, and then the Macedonian guests are the favorites. From a purely qualitative point of view, this assessment seems justifiable, but other factors must also be taken into account. In particular, the fact that the reigning Estonian champion from the Tallinn district of Kalju is in the current season and therefore should have both more match practice and more competition hardness should not be underestimated. Although the North Macedonians even made the leap to the third round of the premier class qualification last year, for the first-round first leg Nomme Kalju against Shkendija Tetovo, we predict that the hosts will not lose.
Nomme Kalju – Statistics & Current Form
Only the absolute football insiders should know the club FC Nomme Kalju and that although the club from the Estonian capital Tallinn for eight years now is an integral part of the qualifying rounds for the UEFA Europa or Champions League. The greatest success landed the Baltic in the season 2013/2014, when they moved into the third round of the CL-Quali after a surprising victory against Helsinki, but there in the sum of 2:10 against Viktoria Pilsen lost the short. Since the subsequent playoff matches for the European League preliminary round against Dnipropetrovsk from Ukraine were lost, the white-blacks are still waiting for the very first participation in a European main round. The likelihood that this will change in the current season, does not seem particularly high, because already at the start against the North Macedonian champion Nomme Kalju is in the duel with Shkendija Tetovo according to the odds only outsiders.
However, hope for a progress makes the fact that the reigning Estonian champion is in the running game operation and therefore likely to have advantages over the counterparty in terms of match practice. In the domestic league, the team of the Ukrainian head coach Kozhukhovskyi runs behind their own claims, however. After 19 matchdays, the defending champion is ranked only in fourth place and is already ten points behind the leaders. A renewed championship triumph has moved so far into the distance and that although Nomme Kalju only in two cases left the field as a loser. On the other hand, there are eleven wins and six points, which are currently destroying a better ranking. After all, the last defeat is already over three months back. Especially at home, the white-blacks presented since then with six wins and a draw in seven matches extremely constant. The existing self-confidence after 15 unbeaten competitive matches in a row is thus definitely one of the arguments we attach to our Nomme Kalju Vs. Shkendija Tetovo tip to justify the double chance 1 / X.
In terms of personnel, coach Roman Kozhukhovskyi relies almost exclusively on local players. However, the two top scorers of the team are not Estonians. Italian captain and center-back Maximiliano Uggé and Brazilian striker Liliu have not only been involved in most of the league’s league goals, but also have the highest individual quality in the squad. Accordingly, these two actors are the ones to pay the most attention to.
Expected lineup of Nomme Kalju:
➱ Londak – Kulinitis, Reintam, Uggé, Markovych – Puri, Subbotin, Mbu Alidor, Paur – Liliu – Klein
➱ Coach: Kozhukhovskyi
Last matches of Nomme Kalju:
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Trans Narva vs. Nomme Kalju 1: 1 (Meistriliiga)
⚽️ 28.06.2019 – Tartu Tammeka Vs. Nomme Kalju 0: 0 (Meistriliiga)
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Nomme Kalju Vs. Tulevik Viljandi 2: 1 (Meistriliiga)
⚽️ 18.06.2019 – Flora Tallinn Vs. Nomme Kalju 0: 1 (Meistriliiga)
⚽️ 15.06.2019 – Nomme Kalju vs. Trans Narva 3: 2 (Meistriliiga)
Similar to Nomme Kalju, Shkendija Tetovo has been a permanent guest in Europe in recent years. In the latest three seasons, the North Macedonians failed in each of the playoffs for the UEFA Europa League. As a disappointment, the multiple missed the group stage, however, can not be evaluated, because after all, the opponents were with KAA Gent, AC Milan or Rosenborg Trondheim of a very different caliber. Nevertheless, successes against Helsinki, Mlada Boleslav or Sheriff Tiraspol have shown that red-blacks bring quality. By the way, Red Bull Salzburg made a side trip to Tetovo last year and narrowly won 1-0. The first leg in Austria was 3-0 for the “Red Bulls” a clearer affair.
In a friendly match against Ukrainian club Sorja Luhansk Shkendija came with 0: 3 under the wheels and revealed especially in the game forward big deficits. In general, it gives the impression that coach Qatip Osmani has not yet found the desired formation in the offensive. In the past four friendly matches, the reigning North Macedonian champions have scored only two goals. Anyway, the fact that the Osmani-Elf comes from an exhausting preparation and at this early time of summer (the domestic league usually begins in mid-August) has not got the liveliness, could cause problems. As evidence of this, for example, the first qualifying round in the previous year could be mentioned. Against Wales’ blatant underdog, The New Saints, the champions conceded a savage 0-4 swat away in 2018 and 2019, who just managed to qualify for the second round after a 5-0 home win.
In 16 European guest appearances since 2011/2012, the Red-Blacks celebrated only two victories. Often, the sheet was turned only in front of home scenery or the buck was knocked over. In this respect, we also dare on Tuesday evening between Nomme Kalju and Shkendija Tetovo the prediction that the favored guest will not necessarily risk everything for the win, but should already be satisfied with a good starting position. Consequently, the home team can trust at least one draw. In the 30th squad of the national champion are only three A-national players, so the factor ‘international experience’ can be safely ignored.
Expected formation of Shkendija Tetovo:
➱ Zahov – Mici, Musliu, Bejtulai, Murati – Alimi, Totre, Felipe – Junior, Ibraimi, Imeri
➱ Coach: Osmani
Last matches of Shkendija Tetovo:
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Shkendija vs. Sorja Luhansk 0: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Zilina Vs. Shkendija 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – Shkendija Vs. Zlin 0: 1 (friendly match)
⚽️ 19.06.2019 – Ljubljana vs Shkendija 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – Renova Dzepciste Vs. Shkendija 3: 2 (1st league)
Nomme Kalju vs Shkendija Tetovo Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The Estonian champions and the North Macedonian titleholders face each other for the first time. The direct comparison has thus no relevance to filter out a suitable tip at Nomme Kalju against Shkendija Tetovo.
Nomme Kalju vs Shkendija Tetovo Our Best Betting Tips Analzyed
Nomme Kalju and Shkendija Tetovo will meet in the first round of qualifying for the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night. According to the current betting odds, the North Macedonians are the favorites in this first leg, which is probably due to the fact that the red-blacks in the recent past delivered good results in international business. In the last three years, the champion of 2018 and 2019 each had the opportunity to make the playoffs, the entry into the Europa League, but failed in all three cases. Nonetheless, Shkendija had significantly more successes than the Estonian counterpart from the capital Tallinn.
Key Facts – Nomme Kalju vs Shkendija Tetovo tips
⭐️ Nomme Kalju is currently playing and has not lost in 15 games
⭐️ Shkendija completed so far only four friendly matches, scoring only two hits
⭐️ The Northern Macedonians have won only two of their 16 away games in Europe since 2011/12
In our view, however, essential points are neglected in this consideration, because on the one hand Tetovo won only two of the 16 away games since 2011/2012 at the European level and on the other hand is the FC Nomme Kalju in the current game mode. While the Osmani-Elf recently played only friendlies and is in the midst of a long preparation for the new season, the host should have advantages in terms of fitness and match practice. Apart from that, the guests are not necessarily under pressure to win in the first leg. All in all, there’s a lot to be said for the duel between Nomme Kalju vs. Shkendija Tetovo will pay a tip on the double chance 1 / X. With prices of 2.65 in the lead, we risk a medium bet of four units.
Sure Tip: 1X