Feyenoord vs Drita GjilanUEFA Europa League Conference, KO: 19:00 Jul 29, 2021, De Kuip
After being held to a draw in the first fixture, Feyenoord will be looking to finish the job when they welcome Drita Gjilan to De Kuip for the second leg of their UEFA Conference League qualifier. The Dutch side have more European experience than Drita and should come out on top on Thursday.
Feyenoord were left disappointed after playing out a 0-0 draw in the first leg. They were dominant throughout the contest and had several attempts on goal but somehow failed to hit the target.
Arne Slot's men will be confident of a better outcome as they return to De Kuip which is often a good hunting ground. They are unbeaten in seven of their last eight home matches, claiming five wins in that run.
Feyenoord have a habit of scoring multiple goals at home having recently put three past German side Werder Bremen in a friendly. After keeping a clean sheet in the first leg, they will also be confident of another shutout on Thursday.
Drita Gjilan were lucky to come away with that 0-0 draw from the first leg. They were second best throughout the contest and failed to muster a single attempt on target.
Drita conceded the majority of the possession in the first leg and despite all that pressure, managed to keep a clean sheet. While manager Ardijan Nuhiu will be targeting a similar outcome and knows his team benefitted from some wayward finishing from Feyenoord.
Another issue for Drita Gjilan is creating chances against a team with a much better squad, who are expected to dominate possession. They created little in the first leg and Thursday’s match should be no different.
How the bookies view it
Feyenoord are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win valued at 2/25 with betway. A victory for Drita Gjilan is priced at 16/1 by Vbet, who are also offering 15/2 for a draw.
Feyenoord are likely to dominate the possession once again and with the Dutch side expected to improve on their finishing at home, they look set for a comfortable victory.
Head to head
Last week’s 0-0 draw was the first ever meeting between Feyenoord and Drita Gjilan.
Players to watch
Striker Naoufal Bannis often leads the line for Feyenoord and scored two of the three goals against Werder Bremen. Midfielder Orkun Kokcu has also been among the goals in recent weeks and both men can help the Dutch side produce over 1.5 goals at 2/13 with Vbet.
After restricting Drita Gjilan to no attempts on target in the first leg, Feyenoord will be confident of another shutout on Thursday. Marcos Senesi and Wouter Burger should start in central defence and are expected to lead the team to another clean sheet at 31/50 with betway.
Anything else catch the eye?
Feyenoord are unlikely to be troubled defensively on Thursday and could be backed to earn a win to nil at 4/5 with Vbet. A -2 handicap could also be on the cards at 21/20 with Vbet.
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