Santa Coloma vs FK Iskra Free Betting Tips
Who will secure the home game against Plovdiv?
Santa Coloma against Iskra, that is the reigning runner-up from Andorra against the third from the top division of Montenegro. Both teams will fight for a place in the first qualifying round in a match in the pre-qualification for the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League. On Thursday, August 27, 2020, the winner will be given home rights against the Bulgarian association Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
In the run-up to the game between Santa Coloma and FK Iskra, the odds of the bookmaker’s point towards the guests from Montenegro, as the odds comparison of the betting base reveals.
It is already the second Andorran-Montenegrin duel in the pre-qualification. On Tuesday evening, Zeta Golubovci prevailed 3: 1 against the Andorian third Engordany, which is also relevant for the prediction at Santa Coloma against FK Iskra. This result finally confirms the basic impression that the Montenegrin League is to be rated as significantly stronger overall.
Coloma’s home advantage, which came about by drawing lots, is balanced out in our eyes, although a tip on the away win of the Montenegrins at Santa Coloma against FK Iskra does not bring the greatest value because of the low odds. Instead, the bet that there will be over 2.5 goals in this knockout game seems more sustainable.
Santa Coloma – Statistics & current form
FC Santa Coloma recently became the series champions of the small independent state that lies in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France. The 14th championship title in the club’s history did not materialize in 2020.
In the end, the FCSC was missing a single point on Inter-Club d’Escaldes, so that for the first time since 2013 there was another national champion in the Andorran Primera Divisió. As a runner-up, Santa Coloma can only take part in the pre-qualification for the Europa League.
Only four international competitive games won
For the 19th time in the club’s history, the 13-time national champion of Andorra is fighting for entry into the group stage of a European competition. So far, however, there has not been much to gain. Of 37 games in the qualifying rounds, only four have been won so far (five draws, 28 defeats).
Against this background, this year’s duel with the third-placed from Montenegro is also not under a good star, which is underlined by the fact that at Santa Coloma against FK Iskra high prices are advertised for tip 1.
The first competitive game after a one-month break
The team, which has been coached by the Spaniard Albert Jorquera for two weeks, has certain outsider chances because of the time constraint, it is not the return leg that decides on progress, but a single knockout game after the draw of home rights gives.
However, the team founded in 1986 still has to cope with an even more serious disadvantage: Since losing Mach against Inter Club d’Escaldes in the Copa Constitució (0-2), there has not been a single competitive game during the guest from Iskra last weekend started with success in the league.
Probable formation of Santa Coloma:
Casals – Nicolás – Miranda – Ramos – Sánchez – Rebés – Cisteró – Santos – Zarioh – Medina – Sosa
Last matches from Santa Coloma:
07/29 2020 Inter Club d’Escaldes 2 – 0 FC Santa Coloma
07/23 2020 Santa Coloma FC 2 – 0 UE Engordany
07/19 2020 Sant Julia 0 – 2 Santa Coloma FC
07/16 2020 FC Santa Coloma 1 – 1 Inter Club d’Escaldes
07/12 2020 Sant Julia 1 – 1 FC Santa Coloma
FK Iskra – Statistics & current form
FK Iskra Danilovgrad has existed since 1919 and was one of the established teams in the region during the time of Yugoslavia. Iskra won the Montenegrin Republic League four times, which existed for 60 years between 1946 and 2006.
Then, however, it took nine years before the club made it into the first division in 2015 with the championship in Montenegro’s second division. There, Aleksandar Nedovic’s team started their sixth season last Saturday.
After a successful start in the league with a big chest in the first European competitive game.
With success, however, because away at FK Zeta Golubovci, the footballers from Danilovgrad managed a three-point in their 1-0 victory in fourth in last year’s final table. Mind you with the team that held their own in the pre-qualification of the Europa League against the Andorran representative UE Engordany.
Accordingly, at Santa Coloma against FK Iskra, the bookmakers’ odds are also in the direction of the debutant, who is about to have his very first international competitive game in the Europa League.
Gained clout in the transfer market
After all, Iskra has increased steadily over the past five years and, after finishing tenth in the premier season in the highest Montenegrin league, landed in the top three for the first time in the club’s history.
The fact that with Driton Camaj, who moved to Hungary, there was only one prominent exit is to be assessed as positive. Instead, Iskra not only strengthened himself with interesting players like Aldin Adzovic from league rival FK Decic Tuzi but also brought the courted keeper Marko Kordic from Serbia. Overall, the clout of the Montenegrins has even increased.
Probable formation of FK Iskra:
Kordic – Drinicic – Kato – Kumburovic – Vukovic – Malesevic – Boricic – Yamamoto – Obradovic – Alizovic – Rogosic
Last matches from FK Iskra:
08/15 2020 Zeta 0 – 1 FK Iskra
06/30 2020 FK Iskra 3 – 1 Zeta
06/25 2020 FK Iskra 1 – 0 Sutjeska
06/21 2020 OFK Titograd 2 – 1 FK Iskra
06/16 2020 FK Iskra 2 – 1 Grbalj Radanovici
Santa Coloma vs FK Iskra Direct comparison
There has never been a clash between Santa Coloma and FK Iskra, who are now facing each other before their first competitive game.
Santa Coloma vs FK Iskra Soccer Betting Tips
At Santa Coloma against FK Iskra, the prediction is primarily influenced by the fact that the guests from Montenegro are already fully in the juice again and last weekend started successfully with a 1-0 away win in the league.
The hosts from Andorra, whose league is generally rated as weaker anyway, have not played a competitive game for a month and have yet to prove that they are fully resilient again after a short break.
Key Facts – Santa Coloma vs FK Iskra tips
Santa Coloma could only win four of the 37 European competitive games
Iskra started the league last weekend with a 1-0 away win
Santa Coloma has not played a competitive game in almost a month
There is a lot to be said for playing against FK Iskra Tip 2 at Santa Coloma, for which, however, the odds are too low for sufficient value to arise. We, therefore, choose the goal bet as an alternative and also assume that the home team will have several goals because of the lack of match practice.
Betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals