Coleraine vs Motherwell Prediction & Tips
Coleraine and Motherwell meet at The Showgrounds, in a match for the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct encounter. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since Motherwell presents significant differences between home and away results.
Analysis of Coleraine
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round), the home team had to eliminate: Maribor and La Fiorita. This is a team that maintains its performance when playing outside its stadium, since in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In their last game, for the Club Friendlies, they beat Limavady United away by (1‑4). Coleraine has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches. The team has allowed its opponent goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored with great regularity, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games.
Coleraine enters this round with a victory, by 1-4, in the trip to the field of Limavady Utd, in a game of preparation for the next official matches. In the previous Europa League qualifiers, the home club beat La Fiorita and Maribor. Facing a very complicated opponent, the coach Oran Kearney should favor the defensive organization and the counterattacks by the runners: Nixon and Carson must compose the team’s flanks. On the other hand, McLaughlin and Doherty occupy the front positions of the team, the first being very strong in finishing. For this game the home coach can count on all his players.
Analysis of Motherwell
The away team comes to this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round) after having eliminated Glentoran, with a victory by (5‑1) at home in the previous round. This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, as in the last 30 games they have registered 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Premiership, they beat St. Johnstone at home by (1‑0). In the last 10 away matches Motherwell drew 4 and lost 6. The team allowed the opponent goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved.
The Motherwell team enters this round with a 1-0 victory against St. Johnstone, in a game counting for the Scottish Championship: Campbell scored the only goal of the match. To reach this 2nd round of the Europa League, the visiting club had to pass Glentoran: 5-1 victory. Coach Steve Robinson should keep the team in 5-3-2 favoring the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, especially through the left: the shirt 29 Lang is very fast and competent in transporting the ball to the attack. Absent from injury: Carroll, Dunne, Donnelly and Scott Fox.
Coleraine – Motherwell FREE TIPS
Motherwell – Win @ 1.75
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90