An inexperienced Tobol side faces a battle-hardened Ferencvaros in the qualification phase of the Champions League on Wednesday. Our sportsbook offers a great range of betting markets and props for the UCL qualifiers.
Tobol vs Ferencvaros
The visitors are the reigning Hungarian champions, while Tobol won just their second Kazakhstan Premier League title last year to secure their spot in the first qualifying round of this competition. Tobol is already 15 games deep into their 2022 league campaign, sitting third in their domestic league table, having picked up 25 points courtesy of a record of seven wins, four draws, and four defeats.
Last term, the hosts fell in the third qualifying round for the Europa Conference League, while they were knocked out of the Europa League in the first qualifying round in 2019-20. Tobol hasn’t tasted Champions League football since 2011. They have scored in each of their last nine home fixtures across all competitions and with extra energy to harness we fancy them to get on the scoresheet once again but we don’t expect them to pull off the upset and beat their opponents.
Ferencvaros came within a whisker of making the Champions League Group Stage last year, though their eventual narrow playoff defeat to Young Boys should add to their determination to go one better in 2022. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side will be expected to progress to the second qualifying round, where either Slovan Bratislava or Dinamo Batumi will be waiting.
They have played five friendlies over the summer getting ready for the new campaign, including a 4-1 victory over Karlsruhe on June 28. The Green Eagles have the edge in terms of quality and continental know-how here, so back them to get the job done from the first leg. They are priced at -120 on the three-way Moneyline according to the latest soccer odds.
Zrinjski Mostar vs Sheriff Tiraspol
Last season’s Champions League surprise package Sheriff Tiraspol begin their quest to make the group stage of this year’s tournament with the first leg of their first-round Qualifying battle with Bosnian champions Zrinjski Mostar on Wednesday.
With only one defeat to their name all season long, Zrinjski finished their domestic campaign 27 points clear of second-placed Tuzla City, putting an end to a four-year drought without winning the top-flight league. They have never progressed further than the second Qualifying round of the Champions League and lost on penalties to APOEL in the third round of the Europa League two years ago. They are a team to bet against so we will not include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
On the other side, Sheriff Tiraspol opened last season’s European campaign with astonishing wins over Shakhtar Donetsk and eventual champions Real Madrid, and a highly respectable third-place finish earned them a spot in the Europa League knockout rounds. Sheriff ended their domestic season unbeaten in 11 league and cup fixtures on their way to yet another double.
They are expected to get off to a good start and solve the qualification issue from the first leg. They should have enough to dominate this clash and approach the return leg full of confidence. It shouldn’t be that easy but the visitors have the experience on their side and are eyeing another successful European campaign.
Bodo/Glimt vs Klaksvik
Faroe Island minnows Klaksvik travels to Norway to take on Bodo/Glimt in the first round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers on Wednesday. Bodo/Glimt won the Norwegian top flight for the second time last year, finishing at the top of the division with 63 points from their 30 fixtures, which saw them qualify for the first qualifying round of the Champions League.
They are already 12 matches into their new domestic season, currently sitting sixth in the table, boasting 19 points, and they are 11 points behind the leaders Lillestrom. They reached the quarter-finals of last season’s Europa Conference League, beating Celtic and AZ in the knockout rounds before suffering a 5-2 aggregate defeat to Roma, who won the trophy. If you’re soccer betting online you should know that Bodo/Glimt are scoring goals for fun and they are a team to watch.
Klaksvik fell in the first qualifying round for last season’s Europa Conference League, losing 6-5 on aggregate to RFS, but they did reach the second qualifying round of the 2020-21 Champions League before losing to Young Boys. They’ve won just one of their previous six UCL fixtures and they enter this contest as huge underdogs being priced at +3000 to beat Bodo/Glimt on Wednesday. Bodo is a superior side all over the pitch and we expect them to destroy their opponents.