Shakhtar K. vs St Patricks by 20legend
Shakhtyor Karagandy from Kazakhstan will face St. Patricks from Ireland in the 2nd qualifying stage.
Shakhtyor Karagandy are currntly in 4th place back in the league with only 5 points up to the leaders; Astana. Shakhtyor Karagandy also played in the EL- qualification stage last year, but lost over two games against Ruch Chorzow.
In the 1st round they beated the slovenian team Koper 3-2 on aggregate. Shakhtyor Karagandy managed 1-1 away, before winning 2-1 at home.
St. Patricks are fighting for the title in Ireland and are a strong team in the Irish league, but when it come to Europe its different. They are usually weak when they travell around in Europe.
In the 1st round St. Patricks won 2-1 on aggregate against ÍB Vestmannaeyja from Iceland. St. Patricks lost 1-0 away, while they won 2-0 at home.
St. Patricks' top scorer this season Danny North is not in the troop that travels to Kazakhstan for the away game. This is a huge blow for St.Patricks since he scores th majority of the goals and is important in thier play. St. Patricks must travell a huge distance into this game, wich is not going to help on their mentality. The Irish team must fly to Karagandy via London - Alma Ata and Astana whitch makes the preparations more complicated.
Without North, combined with a huge distance to fly - I think that Shakhtyor Karagandy can take advantage of this and beat St.Patricks in this match.
2.10 @WilliamHill, Good Luck!!
|Shakhtyor Karagandy||William Hill||2.10||9||2-1 WON (+9.9 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.